From Promises to Action: Education and disability in the Global South

15 March 2019

10:00 – 18:30, Cambridge

This event provides an opportunity to critically engage with how we can deliver “inclusive and equitable quality education” (Sustainable Development Goal, 4) for children with disabilities.

Speakers, drawing on empirical insights, will explore the complexities and dilemmas encountered, as well as the opportunities in providing education for children and young people with disabilities in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers will include:

Professor Elina Lehtomäki, Professor Global Education, University of Oulu

Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Maria Kett, Head of Research, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare

Dr Matthew Schuelka, Lecturer in Inclusive Education, School of Education, University of Birmingham

Dr Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from session discussants who work in policy and INGO spaces.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to mark the launch of the new book:

Education and Disability in the Global South: New Perspectives from Africa and Asia. Published by Bloomsbury.




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