Welcome to our website!

We would like to welcome you to the official Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) Website. Special Needs Education is a wonderful career for anyone who is willing to work hard and wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Our primary goal is to provide students with meaningful skills that truly prepare them to excel in their careers upon graduation.

This website is meant to give you a brief overview of our programs and services. It also serves as an online presence for KISE and is a convenient location to find out about upcoming events, opportunities and general information. It is also used to disseminate KISE research findings and publish papers online. Your input is valuable to us, please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions.

  

Vision

To be a regional centre of excellence in special needs education and related services.

Mission

To provide high quality world class training in Special Needs education and produce educational materials and assistive devices for persons with disability through excellent services, professionalism, and integrity.

Philosophy

In pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and life long education for persons with special needs and disabilities to lead self-reliant lives

Establishment

Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a semi autonomous government agency of the Ministry of Education, Kenya. It was established through a Legal Notice No. 17 of 14th February 1986. The Institute is currently run by a council appointed by the Minister for Education. The Head of the Institute is the Director who is also the Secretary to the Council.

Core Functions

The Institute has been mandated to carry out the following core functions;

  • conduct teacher training courses for teachers of children with special needs and disabilities
  • conduct in-service courses for personnel working in all fields of special needs education
  • prepare and conduct correspondence courses for personnel in the field of special needs education
  • run an educational and psychological assessment centre for the training of teachers of children with special needs and disabilities
  • run an orientation and mobility centre for training and demonstration purposes
  • run a model training unit for the integration and inclusion of children with special needs and disabilities into the regular school schools
    run a pre-school department where training and the stimulation of young children with special needs and disabilities can be carried out for the purpose of teacher training
  • function as a resource centre for the production and dissemination of information to the general public on special needs and disabilities
    run a documentation and resource centre on special needs and disabilities
  • conduct research in special needs education
  • maintain, repair, design, produce and assemble special materials and equipments for persons with special needs and disabilities

Core Values

In implementation of her core functions, KISE upholds the following core values;

  • Excellence and professionalism.
  • Moral integrity
  • Respect and courtesy
  • Good stewardship
  • Tolerance and empathy

 

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