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Improving educational outcomes for people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries: why does it matter and what works?

KUPER, Hannah
SARAN, Ashrita
WHITE, Howard
July 2018

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The studies included in this Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) are taken from the Disability Evidence and Gap Map (EGM) prepared by the Campbell Collaboration for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) under the auspices of the Centre for Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL). Eligible studies included systematic reviews and impact evaluations published in English from 2000 onwards that assessed the effectiveness of interventions for people with disabilities in LMICs. Qualitative studies, process evaluations, and non-impact evaluations (e.g. crosssectional surveys) were not eligible for inclusion. Quality grading was applied to the literature, so that assessment could be made of where there was strong evidence and where evidence was limited or missing. The studies were grouped by education sub-outcomes related to different stages in education across the life course; that is: early intervention, primary education, secondary education, non-formal education, and lifelong learning. 

 

There were 24 eligible individual studies, including studies conducted in the Middle East (10), Asia (7), and Africa (5), one from Latin America, as well as one multicountry study

Good practice guidelines for the providers of support and services for students with disabilities in higher education

MCKERNAN, Connie
2008

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These guidelines were written "for the provision of supports and services for students with disabilities in higher education. These guidelines aim to create a better understanding of the needs of students with disabilities and help to promote inclusive practice across institutions. Included in the guidelines are practical examples, case studies and recommendations"

Transition planning guide : for students with disabilities and their families

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT
2007

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The purpose of this guide is to provide young disabled people and their parents with important information that can ease the transition into post-secondary education. It aims to address the issues that are unique to disabled students and their parents as they prepare for this transition. This work would be useful to anyone with an interest in inclusive education

Towards inclusive practices in secondary education

MAGRAB, Phyllis
et al
2003

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"This study is about secondary schools that have changed the ways in which supports and services are provided to all students, including those with disabilities. The schools and countries were selected to represent a diverse view of inclusive practices in secondary schools in countries from different regions of the world. The study provides examples of how schools have begun to implement change towards providing inclusive environments. Each case study provides issues to consider in the relationship between inclusive practices and the structuring of secondary school education"

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