3. BRC is a block level institution to
carryout the academic activities
related to mainly to primary
education. BRC carries out its
academic programs under the
guidance and supervision of DIET.
WHAT IS BRC ?
5. Cluster Resource Centre, have been
functioning as Centre of teacher
empowerment, where the teachers
share their experiences and
innovative practices in the teaching
6. Block Resource Centers (BRCs)
and Cluster Resource Centre are
established in each block of every district
under SSA to conduct in-service teacher
training and to provide academic support to
teachers and schools on a regular basis as
well as to help in community mobilization
8. 1. To keep a record of the number of CWSN
in the block/cluster.
2. To ensure that all CWSN in the
block/cluster have access to education in
some form or the other.
9. 3.To supervise the work of the resource
•4.Evaluate the IE programme from time
to time in their respective blocks/cluster.
5.To ensure smooth functioning of the
resource room at the BRC/CRC.
10. 6.To monitor that all schools in the
block/cluster are barrier free and disabled
7.To establish convergence with primary
health centers for early detection,
identification and medical assessment of
children with special needs.
12. Resource teachers are specially trained
teachers capable of teaching children
with special needs in all settings.
13. 1. Their main role is to provide
remedial assistance to a child in
those content areas in which he/she
is having comprehension problems
in a regular classroom. This
assistance is ideally provided in a
14. 2. A resource teacher also
advises the general teacher on
how to cope with the needs of
special children in the regular
15. 3. Resource teachers can either be
appointed by the state and district
authorities to function at the block
Level/cluster or their support can be
obtained through special schools,
competent NGOs or IEDC scheme of
16. 4. Some general teachers could also
be given long-term training to
provide to the CWSN those support
services that they may require
17. The main functions of these teachers will be:
Identification and assessment of CWSN
Teach special skills like Braille to a visually impaired child,
use of hearing aids etc.
•Advise the regular class teacher on problems encountered
by children with disabilities.
•Suggest necessary curricular modifications or adaptations
and classroom strategies.
•Assist disabled children during and after school hours.
•Undertake parent counselling and community mobilization
Be in-charge of the resource room at the BRC/CRC.
19. • The main function of the resource room is to
provide extra remedial assistance required by
children having special needs. Wherever the child is
unable to comprehend the lesson in a regular
classroom, he/she is taken to the resource room and
a skilled teacher provides remedial tutoring. One or
two examples will illustrate this point. A visually
impaired child may not be able to read from the
blackboard what the teacher writes, when teaching
mathematics. He/she may be taken to the resource
room and taught the use of pertinent equipment and
explained the methodology of solving a particular
20. In SSA, there is a provision of a resource
room at the BRC/CRC. There is no separate
construction of a resource room for IE under
SSA. But a small room within the already
existing BRC/CRC structure is proposed.
This room can be used as a resource room for
CWSN for the following purposes:
21. •Keeping some basic equipment
•Providing additional help to a child with a special
need by a resource or a regular
teacher, if possible
Joint problem solving between the resource teacher
and the general teacher and
Preparation of teaching learning material by the
The resource teacher should be in charge of all the
work that is to be undertaken in the resource room
The BRCC/CRCC should monitor, supervise and
ensure smooth functioning of the resource room.