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Learning from each other

Mawer, Richard

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The starting point is that integration in schools is positive for disabled children. It provides pointers on how integrated education initiatives can happen. These are under the headings selection, preparation, training, support and implementation

The Salamanca statement and framework for action on special needs education

Ministry of Education and Science, Spain

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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

Enabling education network (EENET)


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This extensive website focusing on inclusive education is regularly updated, primarily with publications written by people working and living in the South. The website’s resources database covers a wide range of themes including: action research and image-based methodologies, early childhood, emergencies, deafness, gender, parents, policy, teacher education, among others. The website also contains EENET’s newsletters, plus event and job vacancy announcements.
The website is also available from EENET as a CD-ROM


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Reflect is an innovative approach to adult learning and social change which fuses the theories of Paulo Freire with the methodology of participatory rural appraisal. The website includes news and information about current and past Reflect initiatives, as well as links to the 'Mother manual' and related resources

The World Bank and disability


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The World Bank's disability website provides links to information about its disability related activities. It includes online documents produced by the World Bank and other key international agencies, classified under a range of topics including education, community-based rehabilitation, disability and conflict, disability and HIV/AIDS, gender, rural development, etc. It contains links to related websites, including UNESCO's inclusive education programme, the World Health Organization's social change and mental health programme.

ADAPT - Knowledge Management Centre


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The Knowledge Management Centre, an ADAPT Oracle Project, was conceptualized by Dr. Mithu Alur with Mr. K. Harish. Its purpose was to use the knowledge gleaned over forty years and the experiences gained through the up scaling of the first model she set up, to create digitalization of content which is easy to understand, accessible and interactive

UNGEI : United Nations girls' education initiative

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The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a partnership of organisations committed to the goals of narrowing the gender gap in primary and secondary education by 2005 and ensuring that, by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to free, quality education. The website includes a number of printed and multimedia resources, and GirlsEd-Net, an online knowledge network on girls’ education. This network aims to facilitate dialogue and information sharing among UNGEI partners and a broad range of constituencies at the global, regional and national levels. Some of the network’s main activities include a monthly electronic newsletter, information sharing announcements and eDiscussions

International programs


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This website describes the worldwide programmes of Perkins International, which seeks to improve the quality of life for children who are deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities around the world. This website highlights their main initiatives of expanding education, building local expertise, supporting parents, influencing policies, and providing international materials and products. This organisation's website is useful for people with deafblindness and people working in the field of disability and development

ODI Briefing Paper

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ODI Briefing Papers present information, analysis and key policy recommendations on important development and humanitarian topics. Some papers are available in French, Spanish or Portuguese

Journal of research in special educational needs (JORSEN)

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JORSEN is an electronic journal which disseminates research on special educational needs. JORSEN aims to publish original research, literature reviews and theoretical papers on meeting special educational needs, create a forum for researchers to reflect on, and share ideas regarding, issues of particular importance to them such as methodology, research design and ethical issues, and reach a wide multi-disciplinary national and international audience through online publication
Three times a year

Enabling education review

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EENET is an information sharing network which supports and promotes the inclusion of marginalised groups in education worldwide. Each year at least one edition of EER is published. It features articles from education stakeholders around the world, sharing experiences of making education more inclusive.

International journal of inclusive education

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This journal provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue on inclusive education for all educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the form and nature of schools, universities and technical colleges
10 issues a year (from 2011, previously eight)
Print: (individual only) 589.00 USD
Online Only: 1,135.00 USD
Print & Online: 1,261.00 USD
Selected articles are free to read online

CBR update

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This newsletter looks at the issue of CBR from a southern Africa perspective as well as other disability issues such as disability rights, employment, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, inclusive education etc
three times a year