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Overcoming resource barriers : the challenge of implementing inclusive education in rural areas

MILES, Susie

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This paper examines inclusive education in rural areas and presents case studies highlighting potential barriers and solutions and lessons learnt. The summary of lessons learnt includes the following point: to embrace the whole school approach; to ensure specialist support is at national level; to ensure access to information for teachers; and to develop teacher training and create community involvement. This paper is useful for people interested in inclusive education in rural areas
A Symposium on Development Policy "Children with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child"
Bonn, Germany
27-29 October 2000

Utilization-focused evaluation in Africa

September 1999

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This training document contains a series of lectures on utilization-focused evaluation. This approach assumes that the value of an evaluation rests not simply on the quality of its findings but also on an adequate utilization of the review process and its results. Good evaluations have the effect of building capacity, ensuring proper use of evaluation process and findings, and not merely producing reports. At every stage of the evaluation process, from design to data collection, analysis and report writing, the evaluators need to be aware of the intended use by intended users. This is a useful resource for those wishing to explore alternative approaches to evaluation, and willing to maximise the impact and benefits of monitoring and evaluation activities

Networking for policy change : an advocacy training manual


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This training manual was prepared to help representatives of NGOs and other formal groups of civil society form and maintain advocacy networks and develop effective family planning/reproductive health advocacy skills. The manual's tools and approaches can be used to affect FP/RH policy decisions at the international, national, regional, and local levels. It identifies three building blocks of advocacy: the formation of networks, the identification of political opportunities, and the organisation of campaigns. The manual includes a section on each of these building blocks, with specific subjects presented in individual units. Units within each section contain background notes, learning objectives, and handouts. While the manual can be used in its entirety, it is designed to be used in sections depending on the particular needs of the network

The relationship between inclusive education and community based rehabilitation

WIRZ, Sheila

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Much has been written about the advantages of inclusive education and more recently about the ways in which CBR and inclusive education (IE) complement each other as approaches to enrich the lives of all children, whether or not they have a disability. The opportunity arose in summer 1996 to hold a small seminar of people with experience of CBR and IE to discuss the relationship between CBR and IE. This short article is a summary of that seminar

Development of participatory health education materials for community volunteers and project supervisors and trainers : WaterAid Ghana programme | Lessons learned from NGO experiences in the water and sanitation sector

QUAYE, Silas

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Describes the progress and lessons learned from a project in Ghana to develop appropriate health education materials. The training of supervisors and trainers in participatory facilitation skills was identified as a key issue: 'the production of the materials [using participatory approaches] without training on how to use them will not yield the desired results'

Inclusive ECCD : a fair start for all children

EVANS, Judith L

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"The basic thesis we will explore in this article is that quality ECCD programmes provide a model that can be used for the development of inclusive programmes for children of all ages. It is particularly important that these programmes be developed for children from birth onwards, as many of the biological and environmental conditions that result in children having special needs can be ameliorated through early attention. In our discussion on inclusive ECCD programmes, we offer a brief description of the history of attention to those who are differently-abled for the purposes of understanding how we have arrived at the concept of inclusion. Then we define principles of programming for inclusive ECCD programmes, and we identify some of the issues related to creating inclusive early childhood programmes, and, finally, we determine what we need to be working toward"
The Coordinators' Notebook, No 22

Lessons from the South : making a difference


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This is a report on an international seminar on Inclusive Education which brought together practitioners from Asia, Africa, Central America, the Middle East and Europe. The aim of the seminar was to share experience between programmes. The semiar discussed five main topics: policy; attitudes; school issues; practice; and monitoring and evaluation

First steps : stories on inclusion in early childhood education

September 1997

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Early childhood intervention is a strategy that can promote inclusive education leading to a deeper understanding by the general public on disability. Targeted at early development programmes and interventions to include disabled children

Promoting inclusive education through child-to-child activities : pilot project at Jerusalem Centre for Disabled Children, Palestine

SOBOH, Najat
MAAS, Lucienne

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This report describes a pilot project in Jerusalem aimed at promoting Inclusive Education by using Child-to-Child activities. The project included teacher training and activities with children, both disabled and non-disabled. The report describes the activities in detail, including a training plan, and notes the effects of the project

The World Bank participation sourcebook

February 1996

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This sourcebook is to support participatory processes in economic and social development. It includes a section of reflections on participation as well as shared experiences; practice pointers in participatory learning and decision-making; and in enabling the poor to participate

Preparing teachers for inclusive education


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This is a practical training package comprising a manual (available on the Internet from EENET) and video produced in Lesotho. It shows how primary school teachers implement inclusive education in overcrowded classrooms in remote rural areas with very few material resources

The Lesotho National Integrated Education Programme : a case study on implementation


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This M.Ed thesis contrasts two contrasting schools where Inclusive Education was piloted. The thesis includes a literature review and a search for an appropriate methodology. The research conclusions describe the conditions associated with 'positive' and 'negative' responses to inclusive education in each school, and recommendations of action by programme coordinators and participants are given

Critical reflections from practice [whole issue]

GUIJT, Irene
October 1995

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Revisits the principles and practice of participatory rural appraisal in several articles. Addresses concerns and differing perspectives. Interrogates the concept of participation, and implicitly suggests ways forward that empower and include vulnerable groups in development

Amar Jyoti inspires confidence

Tuli, Uma

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Description of an integrated school in Karkardooma, Delhi where 50% of pupils are disabled. The school prioritises children from underprivileged backgrounds. In addition to education, children receive medical attention. Amar Jyoti have started a one-year course for teaching children with special needs