Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Inclusive Education
- Children with disabilities are among the most excluded learners in the education system. The exponential development of ICTs(Information and Communication Technologies) throughout the world is a real opportunity to improve the educational inclusion of these children.
- The aim of the study was to: i) identify existing ICTs that can support the educational inclusion of children with disabilities; ii) identify the challenges to the implementation of these ICTs in the classroom in some of Handicap International’s French-speaking countries of intervention, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The study consists of two separate documents: this report outlining the methodology of the study, the process for the development of the ICT Directory, and the main lessons learned, on the one hand, and a document listing the ICTs identified during the research, on the other hand.
- The study was based on secondary research, interviews with experts and with potential users of the ICTs in the intervention countries, namely teachers, parents and students with disabilities in Benin, Niger and Senegal.