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Italy: the struggle to define an innovative and inclusive educational project in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

This blog was written by Rita Locatelli, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the UNESCO Chair of the Catholic University of Milan and Monica Mincu, Associate Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Turin.* With almost seven million primary and secondary school students confined at home, Italy was one of the first countries to close schools […]

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What works? The case of inclusive education

This blog was written by  Prof.Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education and REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, and was originally published on the IIEP Learning Portal on 28 November 2019. The Sustainable Development Goals with their commitment to ensuring all young people will have access to good quality primary and lower secondary education by 2030 have […]

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A student imitates a pair of glasses, during a screening excercise and spectacle distribution by Sightsavers at the Jongowe secondary school on Tumbatu island, Zanzibar.

Inclusive education for children with disabilities: the development challenge

This blog was written by Guy Le Fanu, Senior Global Technical Lead, Education, Sightsavers. These issues were discussed during a session at the September 2019 UKFIET conference on inclusive education systems. According to the Sustainable Development Goal 4, state governments, working in association with civil society and the international development community, should strive to ensure […]

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The potential and promise of participatory approaches: A case for developing child-centred inclusive education

UKFIET is one of the leading global conferences on international education and development. The theme of the conference this year was inclusive education systems. In this blog, Dr Stephen Thompson, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), explores the potential for participatory approaches to strengthen disability inclusive education. For the 2019 UKFIET […]

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Making disability heterogeneous in Pakistan: A Case for Using the Module on Child Functioning

This blog was written by Muhammad Afzan Munir, a social researcher who is currently working at ITA/ASER Pakistan as a Senior Research Analyst. For the 2019 UKFIET conference, 17 individuals, including Afzan, were provided with bursaries to assist them to participate and present at the conference. The researchers were asked to write a short piece […]

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