Inclusive Education Guide Published for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
ICI’s Renáta Tichá and Brian Abery are among the co-authors of School and Classroom Disabilities Inclusion Guide for Low- and Middle-income Countries (Report No. OP-0031-1701). It was published in January 2017 by RTI Press Publications, which is part of Research Triangle Institute, based in Research Triangle Park, NC. The publication’s other authors are Jennae Bulat, Anne M. Hayes, and Wykia Macon.
This guide emphasizes that inclusive education – which fully engages all children in quality education, including children with various types of disabilities or other learning challenges – is particularly effective in helping all children learn, including those with disabilities. But implementation requires resources. Not all children can benefit from inclusive education in schools, districts, regions, and countries where resources are severely limited. The guide provides strategies and recommendations for developing inclusive classrooms and schools. It specifically addresses the needs of sub-Saharan African countries, which lack the resources for implementing inclusive education. However, the strategies and recommendations in the guide can be equally useful in other contexts where inclusive education practices have not yet been adopted.