Dr Paul Lynch is a Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. He joined the School of Education in 2006 to take up a three-year research post as a research fellow in the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR). He is working on a Sightsavers International funded project studying the educational inclusion of children with visual impairment in developing countries. This involves establishing an evidence base demonstrating the effectiveness of different models of education for children with blindness and low vision in developing countries. Paul’s PhD research explored the potential role of inclusive learning environments in promoting effective learning for visually impaired adults through the exploration of e-learning and assistive technology.
Introduction to the topic This reading pack briefly highlights some of the research and programme work that are showing positive benefits for young children with disabilities in low-resource settings. The international evidence that high quality early childhood development (ECD) programmes benefit all children’s development, life experiences, and life chances is overwhelming. The evidence comes from… Read more