Publications

The list of publications is not exhaustive. It includes a variety of publications from a variety of fields, all of which provide information deemed of importance towards issues related to Inclusive Education and/or Children with Disabilities.

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This report covers a two-day workshop on "Demystifying Non-Discrimination and Gender for Effective Child Rights Programming"; held in Dhaka from 20-21 April 2003, for Save the Children Sweden - Denmark's partner organisations. The report does not merely present workshop proceedings, but is also intended to serve as a guide and reference book, enabling participants to refer back to the workshops contents.

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

Karkara, Pavi & Karlsson, Lena

Year: 

2005

This paper argues that inclusion is the major challenge facing educational systems around the world. Reflecting on evidence from a programme of research carried out over the last ten years, it provides a framework for determining levers that can help to ease systems in a more inclusive direction. The focus is on factors within schools that influence the development of thinking and practice, as well as wider contextual factors that may constrain such developments. It is argued that many of the barriers experienced by learners arise from existing ways of thinking. Consequently, strategies for developing inclusive practices have to involve interruptions to thinking, in order to encourage an exploration of overlooked possibilities for moving practice forward.

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Implementation

Authors:

Mel Ainscow

Year: 

2004

The majority of the world’s children live in lowand middle-income (LAMI) countries. Often, in these countries, the health care system is the only system that has the potential to reach most young children and their families. For centuries, clinicians, researchers and advocates around the world have been working to prevent, diagnose and treat childhood illness, so that children can enjoy good health and reach adulthood. This task continues to be a challenge. There is still an unacceptable disparity between high-income and LAMI countries with respect to indicators for child survival and health. Equally unacceptable is the disparity between countries in the range of supports available to help children develop optimally, and to prevent, detect and manage developmental difficulties during infancy and early childhood.

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

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WHO

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2012

About 15% of the world population lives with some form of disability. Yet little is known about the economic lives of persons with disabilities, especially in developing countries. This paper uses for the first time internationally comparable data to draw an economic profile of persons with disabilities in 15 developing countries. In most countries, disability is found to be significantly associated with higher multidimensional poverty as well as lower educational attainment, lower employment rates, and higher medical expenditures. Among persons with disabilities, persons aged 40 and above and persons with multiple disabilities were more likely to be multi-dimensionally poor

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Implementation

Year: 

2012

This study aims to contribute to the empirical research on social and economic conditions of people with disabilities in developing countries. Using comparable data and methods across countries, this study presents a snapshot of economic and poverty situation of working-age persons with disabilities and their households in 15 developing countries. The study uses data from the World Health Survey (WHS) conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002-2004 in 30 developed and 40 developing countries across the world.

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Definition and Classification of Disability

Authors:

Mitra, Posarac & VickProf. Mitra SophieMs. Posarac Aleksandra

Year: 

2011

Disability and the MDGs; What are the MDGs and why are they important for persons with disabilities; MDG and disability-matching goals, targets and indicators to disability concerns; Integrating disability into the MGD process - entry points for disability issues; 2010/2015 and beyond

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Implementation

Authors:

UN Economic and Social Affairs

Year: 

2011

Leonard Cheshire Disability has published one of the first comprehensive studies on disability in and around urban areas of Sierra Leone. The country is now rebuilding its infrastructure after ten years of civil war, and the report's findings will be very useful in planning development policies and programmes that include the needs of disabled people from their inception. It is also timely, as the country recently ratified the CRPD and has recently drafted a national disability act. The report will also be useful to organisations, individuals and students interested in disability and development.

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

Trani, Jean-Francois & Bah, Osman & Bailey, Nicki & Browne, Joyce

Year: 

2010

To provide the World Bank with the information and insights necessary for policy formulation and strategic planning in the area of disability. After describing the two major contemporary disability definitions and comparing their suitability for disability policy and planning, the paper presents a descriptive analysis of the evolution and current status of disability policy and practice.

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Definition and Classification of Disability

Authors:

Metts, R.L.

Year: 

2000

As in every country in the workd, the lives of disabled children in South Africa are characterized by discrimination, The evidence presented in this report provides powerful testimony to the fact that, whilst all children experience discrimination in the exercise of many rights, there is a double jeopardy facing disabled children, a jeopardy compounede still further for non-white disabled children. Disabled children are more likely to be denied the right to lide. Most fundamentally, it is hard for them to be seen and recognized as people.

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

Lansdown, GerrisonMs. Lansdown Gerison

Year: 

2002

Inclusive education research has become a catch-all phrase for many different kinds of enquiry. Research conducted within the troubled and troubling field of inclusive education contains a series of frequently emotive and highly charged contests. It is a research genre charged and characterised by controversy, claim and counterclaim. All too often, there is an apparent unwillingness by researchers of inclusive education to reveal their positions, where they are coming from, by specifying the foundations of knowledge and assumptions about the nature of reality on which their work is based. At the same time, however, they will work hard to defend their often deeply entrenched positions. This combination of a lack of reflexivity and rigorous defensiveness is difficult for the outsider, or even the insider, to challenge, to engage in debate or indeed to make sense of what is going on.

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Teachers, Teaching and Pedagogy

Authors:

Julie Allan & Roger Slee

Year: 

2008

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