Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary International Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education: A University of Minnesota Partnership with India, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Ukraine

Description

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Creates an international community of learning based on inclusive education, disability advocacy and policy, and community inclusion. Partnering with universities and non-governmental organizations in India, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Ukraine, the project selected 28 international fellows from these four countries to participate in a 4-6 week exchange in Minnesota (20 fellows) and Arizona (8) in spring 2017. The exchange focused on inclusive education and was based on experiential learning, reflective practice, inclusive service-learning, and person-centered planning. Sixteen American participants who mentored visiting fellows while they were in the U.S. in the spring traveled in fall 2017 to the respective countries for two weeks to follow-up on each country's grand challenge, conduct workshops on inclusive education, disability policy and advocacy, and provide technical assistance.

This project was archived on 2019-08-28T00:00:00.000-05:00

Contact
Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha
Director
Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha
Website
globalinclusion.org/projects.htm
Funder
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Collaborators
Arizona State University
Armenian State Pedagogical University
Bilim-Central Asia Educational Center
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education
Odessa Development Fund
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
UNICEF Armenia
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Staff

Staff

Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3


Christopher J Johnstone :: Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development


Sherry Gray :: Director, International Programs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Renata Ticha :: Research Associate


Partner staff

Iris Drower :: Senior Sustainability Scientist


Activities

  • Dissemination
    • Evaluation
      • Outreach
        • Technical assistance
          • Training and professional development