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Including children with disabilities in primary school : the case of Mashonaland, Zimbabwe

DELUCA, Marcella
TRAMONTANO, Carlo
KETT, Maria
October 2014

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This paper summarises education information disaggregated by age, gender and impairment gathered on children with disabilities in 268 schools in four districts in Mashonaland West Province (MWP), Zimbabwe, and outlines results from a survey given to parents, caregivers and teachers on knowledge, attitudes and practices. Findings highlighted a lack of training in inclusive education and the major barriers identified were a lack of assistive devices; distance to school and lack of transportation; cost; and human resource allocation. This research forms part of a three-year project led by Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe Trust to promote the provision of inclusive primary education for children with disabilities in that province and these findings provide the programme team with the possibility of adapting interventions and measuring changes over the duration of the project

Working Paper 26

An assessment of the factors of risk and vulnerability of women and men with disabilities to sexual and gender-based violence

HADI, Melinda
MUTONI, Sophia
February 2012

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This report presents the findings of a situational assessment that explored the risk factors and vulnerabilities of women and men with disabilities to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and highlights the complexity of addressing SGBV, sexuality, and the stigma and discrimination that is part of the daily reality for persons with disabilities. Recommendations are provided for various stakeholder groups
SD/ RS 05

Assessing the situation of women with disabilities in Australia : a human rights approach

Rosny Park, Tasmania
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
July 2011

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This paper uses a human rights framework to document the range of data, research and information needed in order to give a comprehensive assessment of the situation of women with disabilities in Australia. The paper provides "an overview of the intersection of gender and disability, as well as a brief background to the human rights imperative. Using key articles from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the paper then prescribes the key quantitative and qualitative data and research required under each article, and links this to Australia’s international human rights obligations and domestic policy context"

Rehabilitation services unit annual report 2010

URSEAU, Isabelle
Ed
2011

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This 2010 annual report, produced by Handicap International’s rehabilitation services unit, illustrates the activities of the unit, the programmes and the key strategies and approaches for improving access to rehabilitation services. It would be useful to those who work with rehabilitation services in the field of disability and development

ICTs in education for people with disabilities

WATKINS, Amanda
TOKAREVA, Natalia
TURNER, Marcella
2011

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This is "a report presenting concrete examples of practice of the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with people with disabilities in different educational contexts and settings. In particular, the review was targeted at considering examples of practice that can be considered to be ‘innovative’ within the specific educational setting and wider societal context they were situated within...The aims of this Practice Review are to use the collected examples in order to: highlight a range of different purposes for using ICT in education for people with disabilities, identify possible key messages for policy and practice in this area"

Rehabilitation technical unit annual report 2009

URSEAU, Isabelle
Ed
2010

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This report details the programmes supported by Handicap International’s rehabilitation technical unit. It also explores the strategies, project approaches and activities implemented by the unit in 2009. It is interesting to anyone interested in rehabilitation services in the field of disability and development

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

CIRRIE database of international rehabilitation research

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION AND RESEARCH INFORMATION AND EXCHANGE (CIRRIE)
January 2006

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Includes references to over 24,000 materials about international rehabilitation research conducted outside the USA. Most of the references include abstracts or links to the full text of the material. The database offers a detailed search facility allowing users to select broad, narrow or related search terms from a detailed thesaurus, as well as specify geographical region, language, or year of publication of materials. A very useful database, materials indexed are mainly articles from a wide range of journals including 'Disability and Rehabilitation', 'Asia and Pacific Journal on Disabilty', and 'International Journal of Rehabilitation Research'. In addition to indexing from mainstream journals and internet sites, CIRRIE also includes citations to resources not readily available to U.S. researchers

The index-inclusion mailing list

CENTRE FOR STUDIES ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
2000

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This is an e-mail discussion group for users of the Index for Inclusion materials, which aim to develop inclusive approaches in schools. The e-mail forum is aimed at schools, education authorities, researchers and others to make comments about the Index and to ask questions about its use in schools. Older messages are archived

Leadership development for women with disabilities : key issues and strategies in leadership training and successful participation in microcredit programs

SIKAND, Meenu
1998

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This report is based on research conducted at the International Symposium on Micro-credit for Women with Disabilities. The report addresses the effectiveness of women's leadership training strategies. In addition, it documents the key issues and strategies for the successful participation of disabled women into micro-credit programmes. It is targeted at disabled women, DPOs and activists

Review of the present situation in special needs education

HEGARTY, Seamus
1995

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An overall comparison between the two situations - 1986 and 1993 - reported here and in the previous report allow for some guarded optimism. Most countries provided some information on policies but varied greatly in the amount of detail offered. Special educational provision is more firmly located within regular education, at school and the administrative levels, than before and has greater legislative underpinning. Within the policy statements, themselves, the most common strands related to : developing the individual's potential, integration and necessary steps for implementation. Regarding legislation, most countries did include special needs provision in the same regulatory framework as general education; the most common reason given for excluding particular children was severity of disability. Much remains to be done and there is no room for complacency. Many countries face fiscal and personnel constraints, and maintaining let alone increasing existing investment in special educational provision will not be easy. A word of caution : even where resources are not the central issue, the pressures created by the general school reforms taking place in many countries may reduce the priority given to speical educational provision. However, progress has been made, despite the many difficulties.

Gladnet

GLOBAL APPLIED DISABILITY RESEARCH AND INFORMATION NETWORK ON EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.

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A network bringing together research centres, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions and organisations of and for disabled people. Their common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for disabled people. Through its InfoBase, Gladnet collects and indexes a wide variety of documents, such as reports, goverment documents, external websites and project descriptions, that relate to employment and training for people with disabilities. Most of the InfoBase content falls into the following subject themes -- definitions, evaluation, human rights, legislation & policy, research, and statistics

DIIR Disability India information resources

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This is a user friendly website and comprehensive online tool designed to provide accessible information to disabled persons. More specifically, the site was created to provide news about the disability field in India and share new assistive technology products. This resource would be useful for anyone interested in assistive technology and disability and development in India

Adaptech

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This website is sponsored by the Adaptech Research Network, which consists of teams of academics, students and consumers. They conduct research on computer technology utilised by disabled students in Canadian colleges and universities. This website chronicles their work and shares their findings. Useful for anyone with an interest in assistive technologies and disability

Penrith photo-voice project

PENRITH PHOTO-VOICE PROJECT

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The purpose of the Penrith Photo-voice Project and the website is to explore and document the social barriers faced by people with learning disabilities. The website features several photo galleries which effectively capture how they perceive their quality of life

History of learning disability

GOODEY, Chris
et al

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History of Learning Disability is a group of academics researching the history of learning disability, the history of intellectual disability, and the history of developmental disability. The website notes that it follows UK practice by using “learning disability” to cover all of them. This website and blog invites academic discussion about the changing ideas that have gone into the history of learning disability, as well as providing a bibliography and links to related history and intellectual disability resources

National Resource Centre for Inclusion (NRCI)

SPASTICS SOCIETY OF INDIA

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This website contains a wide range of publications for sale in both English and Hindi covering many aspects of disability. The website also describes projects currently being carried out by NRCI, on inclusive education in early childhood and research. NRCI organises conferences called 'North-South Dialogues' and documents from these conferences can be downloaded from the website

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