Large gaps remain in what is known about disability among children. Information gaps include how many children experience activity limitations and how the environment (including physical, social and attitudinal factors) affects children’s participation in their communities. As the main global advocate for children, UNICEF has a lead role in providing the world with current, high… Read more
The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.
Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of… Read more
Education systems in many of the world’s poorest countries are now experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education…. Read more
This paper, jointly released by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), shows that global progress in reducing the number of children out of school has come to a virtual standstill. But many countries have made major progress since 2000 and offer examples to follow.
T he goal of Education for All (EFA) is to provide universal access to primary education throughout the world. To accomplish this goal, as many as 10 million classrooms will be built in developing countries by 2015. A key objective of the program is to ensure that no child is denied access to education because… Read more
The paper provides an in-depth and critical examination of efforts being undertaken under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) towards the education of children with disabilities. It concludes by attempting to bring together a range of disparate themes to suggest the fundamental dilemmas faced in planning and providing for children with disabilities and discusses ways of… Read more
This article explores the challenges related to the inclusion of girls with disabilities in Vietnamese schools. Building on fieldwork which interrogates the institutional treatment of girls with disabilities in the Vietnamese context, we suggest that there is a need to think more critically about the inclusion and exclusion of girls with disabilities within social and… Read more
A key question for any inclusive education initiative is: how do we know if our efforts are helping more children to gain access to school, and participate in the learning and social aspects within school. In an attempt to answer this, the Special Education Needs Division (SPED) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has developed… Read more
This report is formed of two parts: PART A Systematic Review on Disability and Economic Poverty: This section presents a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between disability and economic poverty. PART B Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion. This section explores the economic consequences of the exclusion and inclusion of… Read more
Brief presentation on the definition of disability, the interaction of children’s functioning and the environment, as well as the collecting of information on disability.