Participatory research

This Innocenti Insight looks at how children with disabilities and their families have fared in the rapidly changing environment of this region since transition in the early 1980’s. It builds upon the significant body of research and policy reflections accrued at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) with the support of national statistical offices in the 27 countries of the region. UNICEF IRC has tracked and explored the impact on children and their families of economic and social changes in the region since transition began. This report draws upon three new pieces of research that include data, a qualitative survey and first-person interviews. The results highlight the legacies of the past, the momentum for change and areas where action is further needed. Institutionalisation, segregation and discrimination are still prominent features of the environment in which children with disabilities live across the region. 

Category: 

Implementation

Authors:

UNICEF

Year: 

2005

This report was prepared by a vast network of families, self advocates, friends and organizations all over the world. It reflects the reality of inclusive education and tells the story of an international movement.

Category: 

Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change

Authors:

Connie Laurin-Bowie

Year: 

2009

In line with its work to promote new strategies to reach children and young people with special educational needs within regular education and community-based programmes, UNESCO invited a number of practitioners to share successful experiences, projects, ets. in this domain. The stories reflect initiatives of different groups of practitioners - teachers, parents, specialists, and community people with a clear commitment to making a difference in the education of children and young people with special needs - people who are determined to make things happen. UNESCO's programme on Special Needs Education has put together these stories, hoping that they will be a source of inspiration, and a channel for exchange and networking with all those who want to promote education for all including chose with special educational needs.

Category: 

Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

UNESCO and Partners

Year: 

2005

In June 2008, the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind, in co-operation with the Children's Committee of the World Blind Union and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, hosted an international congress in one of its educational resource centres. The aim of the congress was to facilitate a gathering of blind and partially sighted teenagers from different regions of the world and enable them to reflict on their lives and to put forward their recommendations and needs.

Category: 

Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

World Blind Union

Year: 

2008

Adolescents and youth need to be involved in designing and implementing research protocols, collecting data, contributing in some way to the data analysis, and putting the findings into practice. It is only them that programs and services can be aimed directly at meeting their specific needs and allow them to fulfil their potential as thay make the transition to adulthood. Successful inslusion and participation in adolescence leads to further success when thay are required to assume adult roles and responsibilities.

Category: 

Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change

Authors:

Kembhavi, Gayatri

Year: 

2008

This child friendly booklet from Save the Children focuses on a world free from discrimination and violence. It provides information on discrimination; why it happens and how it affects children. It traces the causes and impact of discrimination of children. It also provides information on what children from all over the world are doing to stop discrimination. It is the hope of Save the Children that this book will support and encourage children to take action when someone is being treated unfairly. The first chapter of this book is written specifically on children with disabilities.

Category: 

Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change

Authors:

Kapell, Alana & Karlsson, Lena & Karkara, Ravi

Year: 

2008

Organization: 

Center for Outcome Analysis

Category: 

Data Collection/Monitoring & Evaluation

Area of study: 

Data collectionParticipatory research

Organization: 

University of Edinburgh - Co-director of Center for Research on families and relationships

Category: 

Data Collection/Monitoring & Evaluation

Keywords: 

FamiliesData collectionParticipatory research

Organization: 

GESIS - Leibniz - Institute for Social Sciences

Category: 

Data Collection/Monitoring & Evaluation

Keywords: 

PolicyData collectionParticipatory research

Organization: 

Univ of Manchester

Category: 

Data Collection/Monitoring & Evaluation

Keywords: 

AdvocacyData collectionParticipatory research