Supporting Education: Resources for Policy Makers Outside the U.S.

In this section, policy makers will find practical advice for implementing and administering the education and community-based rehabilitation programs that support inclusion of people with disabilities.

Challenges facing people with blindness or visual impairment in Sierra Leone, including barriers to full social inclusion.

Source: AfriCAN

Peruvian teachers describe the history of inclusive education in their country and identify some of its challenges.

A pilot demonstration project that assesses the community-based services in Cairo and how well they integrate individuals with visual impairments.

Education of students with visual impairment in three types of programs in India: residential schools, semi-integrated, and integrated education.

Source: International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Mavis Campos’s chapter in the book, Innovations In Developing Countries For People With Disabilities, (Edited by Brian O'Toole and Roy McConkey) addresses the creation of livelihoods for people with disabilities, including vocational training, rural self-employment, and social marketing.

Source: Enabling Education Network

The status of students with visual impairments in inclusive education in Latin America; includes suggestions for increasing enrollment and improving the quality of education.

Implementing the key informant method for identifying children with blindness or visual impairment; includes suggestions for training and communication materials. Available as a PDF as well.

Source: Community Eye Health Journal

The chief obstacles to inclusive education in Vietnam; strategies to address these challenges.

The problems facing deafblind children, illustrated by Sense International’s work with individual children in India.

Source: Enabling Education Network

An examination of the effectiveness of inclusive education in India, and a model for active partnership between special schools for the blind and teachers trained in general disabilities.

A history of education of students with visual impairments in Cambodia. Achievements and difficulties of inclusive education; specific strategies for addressing the challenges.

An overview of several employment models, including sheltered workshops, supported employment, and competitive employment in the open market; in Spanish.

Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Lessons learned from community-based programs in Central Java, Indonesia.

Source: Enabling Education Network

The status of inclusive education in China, including some of its major challenges and suggestions for the future.

Examples of inclusive education at the community, school and classroom level in several locations in Africa.

Source: Enabling Education Network

Three Serbians share their personal experiences with vision loss and offer suggestions for increasing services through inclusive education. (This pdf is not accessible to screen readers.)

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Source: Project Aspiro