Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities

Walker, JoGlobal Campaign for EducationHandicap International2013

More than 90 million children worldwide are currently living with a moderate or severe disability. More than any other group, these children are more likely to enroll late, drop out, or altogether miss out on school. For those in school, the poor quality and exclusive nature of the learning environment often exaggerate their situation, especially in low- and middle-income countries. While working to achieve universal primary education (UPE), the global community fails to focus sufficiently on educating disabled children. This report provides an overview of the state of education for this population, including case studies in 7 countries. The report concludes with a summary andĀ outline of key evidence on policy responses and strategies to be implemented at the family, community, national, and international levels.

Inclusive EducationOut-of-School ChildrenGlobalIndiaBangladeshBurkina FasoEthiopiaItalyOccupied Palestinian TerritoriesMozambiqueDebate in global educationLiterature reviewCase study

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