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Including disabled children in learning : challenges in developing countries

CROFT, Alison
June 2010

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This is an exploratory study suggesting ways to analyse the challenges of the inclusion of disabled children and young people in learning in developing countries. This paper examines aspects of teaching and learning and ideas about the social purposes of education. It is based on a broad review of relevant literature drawing together insights from developing and developed economies. It argues that the pedagogy needed to include disabled children in learning can be developed by 1)working with disabled children and adults, 2)allowing and encouraging teachers to experiment and learn from their own and each others' experiences, and 3) sharing ideas about inclusive pedagogy between countries. All of these have implications for curriculum design and teacher education and support
CREATE PATHWAYS TO ACCESS Research monograph No 38

Inclusive education : where there are few resources

STUBBS, Sue
September 2008

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This comprehensive overview of inclusive education in resource-poor settings looks at the basis for and origins of inclusive education. The book explains the concept of inclusive education in depth, suggests how it can be implemented, and looks at specific case studies and contexts. This resource is useful for professionals and organisations interested in inclusive education in developing countries

Lost in transition? How to find your way through

EVERITT, Gabriella
April 2007

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This research addresses the transition of young people with a disability from paediatric to adult service provision. This comprehensive work includes definitions and explanations of relevant concepts and policies, as well as a transition plan which includes a set of priorities for parents and young disabled people. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in child development and disability and development

Disability and social change : a South African agenda

WATERMEYER, Brian
et al
2006

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This book has been produced to promote the social rights of people with disabilities. It presents extensive research on the South African context of disability and society and draws upon contributions from a diverse range of specialists in the field. A key aim of the text is to unite the disability movement in South Africa through research discourse, as a means to drive processes of social change. Key sections of the book cover: theoretical approaches to disability; governmental and societal responses to disability; disability and education; disability poverty and social security; disability and service provision; disability and human spaces. This book would be of interest to anybody working in the fields of disability, development and social inclusion

CBR as part of community development : a poverty reduction strategy

HARTLEY, Sally
Ed
2006

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Contents: 1. Community-based Rehabilitation Africa Network (CAN) 2. CBR as part of community development and poverty reduction 3. CBR as part of social, cultural and political developement 4. CBR and economic empowerment of persons with disabilities 5. Community-based rehabilitation as part of inclusive education and development 6. CBR as part of community health development 7. HIV and AIDS, and disability 8. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and CBR 9. CBR research as part of community development 10. Information sharing and community-based rehabilitation 11. The Malawi directory of disability organisations

Strengthening inclusive education by applying a rights-based approach to education programming

SANKULL, Olof
August 2005

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This paper clarifies the underlying concepts of a rights-based approach to education programming. The aim is to increase awareness of the importance of human rights in underpinning development cooperation and programming, and to foster a discussion on the practical aspects of implementation. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in inclusive education

Lessons from the Disability Knowledge and Research (KaR) Programme

ALBERT, Bill
2005

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This publication summarises the findings and broader 'lessons learned' from the Disability KaR programme (2003-2005). The programme developed a strong focus on mainstreaming disability in development, saw partnerships grow between organisations in developed and developing countries, and saw disabled people taking a lead in research

Helping children who are deaf : family and community support for children who do not hear well

NIEMANN, Sandy
GREENSTEIN, Devorah
DAVID, Darlena
2004

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This book was written primarily for parents and other caregivers of young children. It provides a wealth of well-illustrated practical information. The book gives a thorough overview of the different ways to communicate with hearing impaired children. It is written in an easy-to-read style with lots of illustrations and examples from Southern countries.

Overcoming exclusion through inclusive approaches in education : a challenge and a vision

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
2003

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Paper seeking to map out inclusive approaches in education as a strategy to achieve the goal of education for all. It aims to construct a coherent conceptual and contextual policy framework in order to provide access and quality in basic education for all children and young people, and explores the implications for education systems so that these needs can be addressed and responded to in mainstream education whether it is formal or non-formal

Researching our experience : a collection of writings by teachers

MPIKA TEACHERS
2003

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This publication contains accounts written by Zambian teachers who had participated in an inclusive education action project. The accounts cover a range of issues including the challenges posed by free primary education, and the participatory leadership and teaching methods used to implement inclusive education

Social inclusion through early childhood education and care

FRIENDLY, Martha
LERO, Donna S
June 2002

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[From the introduction]: "This paper explores how childhood education and care [ECEC] services contribute to social inclusion in society.... The paper's main purpose is to examine the circumstances under which ECEC services contribute to ... social inclusion, and when they don't. The following section examines the key concepts upon which this is based. Then, applying a framework drawn from an international policy study, we consider the specific policy and program elements that enable ECEC services to contribute to social inclusion. Finally, we examine whether the current ECEC situation in Canada is constructed and supported in ways that contribute to social inclusion, what changes are needed to enable it to do so, some implications for practice and future policy directions."

Leave no child behind! Social exclusion and child development

HERTZMAN, Clyde
May 2002

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Based on research in Vancouver, the paper shows how five specific developmental outcomes in young children are correllated with socio-economic factors. It argues that Canadian society systematically denies identifiable groups of children the opportunity for healthy development and that this ought to be recognized as an important form of social exclusion alongside others

Schools for all : including disabled children in education

SAVE THE CHILDREN
2002

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These guidelines are primarily aimed at education staff who want to develop inclusive education practices, focusing on including disabled children in schools. It is also useful for community groups and NGOs and those working in CBR who need to provide input into inclusive education work; and is relevant to readers working in out-of-school situations.
The book builds on Save the Children’s experience prior to 2002. Subsequent experiences are documented in ‘Making Schools Inclusive' (2009)

Family action for inclusion in education

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK (EENET)
2002

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This publication contains stories of family-based advocacy organisations which have helped to transform education systems in southern Africa, South Asia, Europe and Australia. Quotes from family and community members provide valuable insights into the activities, thoughts and feelings of parents involved in fighting for the inclusion of their disabled children. The guide is especially useful for family and community members who may feel isolated and want to form a support group or advocacy organisation, and also for teachers, teacher educators and policy-makers

Education, poverty and disability in developing countries

JONSSON, Ture
WIMAN, Ronald
June 2001

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This technical note offers an economic argument in favour of inclusive education, and shows that the incremental benefits of educating a child with disabilities outweigh the incremental costs. It supports a change from special education to mainstreaming and indicates some intervention options to improve the enrolment of children with disabilities in regular schools

Inclusive early childhood care and development: a fair start for all children

EVANS, Judith
1998

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The Co-ordinators' Notebook, published by The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, provides a synthesis of the most recent information on topics of interest to people concerned about the well-being of young children and their families. This issue focuses on inclusive early childhood care and development (ECCD) for children with special needs. It cateogorises these children into 3 different groups: (i) established risk -- those that are born 'differently-abled', (ii) biological risk -- those that have a physical problem at birth that can be remediated (eg low-birth weight babies) and (iii) environmental risk -- those that develop special needs because their environment does them harm (eg children living in poverty or from ethnic minorities that do not receive the same services available to other children in the country). The report offers a brief history of those who are differently-ables, then defines principles of programming for inclusive ECCD programmes, and finally looks at the next steps

The Salamanca statement and framework for action on special needs education

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
Ministry of Education and Science, Spain
1994

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The World conference on special needs education: access and quality launched the concept of inclusive education. The Salamanca statement is a major international policy document, outlining the global consensus on the needs for educational reform and the policies and strategies needed to include disabled children in the education system

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