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University St. Cyril and Methodius
Faculty of Philosophy
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation

 Contact data
StreetBull.Krste Misirkov, b.b. 
ZIP, City, State 1000 - Skopje (FYR of Macedonia) 
Phone+389-2-3116520 (Ext.234) 
 Contact person

M.D., Ph.D. Vladimir Trajkovski (Associate Prrofessor)
 Employees in RTD
> 100
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Bio technology     
» Medicine and Health     
» Diagnostics     
» Pharmaceutics     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» The preparation of Special Education and Rehabilitation staff in the Republic of Macedonia has been carried out according to the needs for the staff to work with people with special needs in the following way:
» - Enabling the employed staff full-time studies in Special Education and Rehabilitation in the other Republics of the former Yugoslavia
» - Organizing special training courses for teachers who work with less severely mentally retarded pupils at regular schools
» - Provision of scholarships for full-time studies of Special Education and Rehabilitation outside our Republic
» - Organization of centers for part-time studies in Macedonia as branch units at the Higher Special Education and Rehabilitation School and the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation in Belgrade
» and
» - The present structure
» namely the organization of Special Education and Rehabilitation studies
» i.e. the Institute for Special Education and Rehabilitation
» the structure we modestly indicate today.
» The studies of four academic years are implemented according to special curricula and programs
» and the students who graduate acquire the title graduate Special Education teacher. This graduate Special Education teacher is trained to carry out rehabilitation education of children with impaired vision
» hearing
» mental retardation and physical disabilities in institutes and special schools for rehabilitation. The post of graduatel Special Education teacher is included as a member of professional teams at regular kindergartens
» elementary and secondary schools
» health and social care institutes.
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
Education, research in special education and rehabilitation

 Description of RTD activities
During its existence, the Institute met a great number of challenging problems, but the engagement of a small and dynamic team successfully solved them. The activities were focused on:
- Preparation and making curricula and programs;
- Providing teaching staff to implement the teaching process;
- Creating a teaching basis for exercises and practical works;
- Organization of a great number of professional meetings on current topics with a great number of domestic and foreign professional participants with their professional and scientific works. During its existence, the Institute’s professional team has participated in professional meetings in our country and abroad and has published their work in foreign magazines;
- The Institute was the initiator for establishing and publishing the professional and scientific magazine “Special Education and Rehabilitation Theory and Practice” where the Institute’s professional team members publish their work. From the first edition of this magazine in 1997, the Faculty of Philosophy is one of its sponsors;
- Professional cooperation was established with faculties for Special Education and Rehabilitation in Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Tuzla and Moscow. Professional exchanges and study visits were carried out with students and teachers at several university centers and special institutions abroad;
- Professional cooperation was made with organizations for disabled people, with special institutes, schools and special classes at regular schools, with regular kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, as well as with competent state organs in the field of health, education and social care. There was also good cooperation with media and active participation at TV, radio and in printed media.

 Experiences in international Programmes
1. In FOCUS – one of the main aims is change of curriculum and certain program contents at the Institute for Special Education and Rehabilitation for better education and rehabilitation of people with developmental disabilities, organized by TEMPUS – PHARE program of the European Commission with participation of the Institute for special education and rehabilitation – The Faculty of Philosophy from Macedonia and scientific institutions from Holland and Germany. Besides them, special schools, institutes and institutions from the quoted countries take part.
Duration: from May 2002 till April 2005.

2. Educative and social activities with children from Special institute in Demir Kapija, specialized towards deinstitutionalization – financed by UNICEF Office and it is being realized in partnership with Ministry of Labor and Social policy
Duration: from February 2001-2005 – a research and applicative project.

3. Serum immune-globulin and specific food allergies with autistic people in the Republic of Macedonia – in cooperation with the Institute for Immune-biology and Humane Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje – financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia (No. 08-2214/4 from 15.07.2000).
Duration: from 01July 2000 till 30 June 2003.

4. HLA-DNA researches of families with autism in the Republic of Macedonia – in cooperation with the Institute for Immune-Biology and Humane Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje – financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia (No. 07-1171/4 from 02.07.2000).
Duration: from 01.07.2001 till 30.06.2004.

5. The project for early detection and early intervention of children with impaired sight with partnership betweem the Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation and two Specialized Institutions for children with impaired sight (“Bartimeus” – Holland and Institute for rehabilitation of children and youth with impaired sight – “Dimitar Vlahov” – Macedonia).
Duration: from 1998 till 2000.
6. The Institute for Special Education and Rehabilitation took part as a partner, together with the institutes and the Faculties for Special Education from Bulgaria, Great Britain, Holland, Sweden, Germany and Greece in the project for cooperation and exchange of experiences in the higher education in the field of Special Education.

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2006-03-22 / 2010-01-21