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Imagining disability? Conceptualizations of learners with disabilities and their learning in the pedagogic manuals of International Development agencies

This study examines the contrasting and complementary approaches towards the education of children with disabilities of international development agencies, as reflected in pedagogic manuals produced by these agencies. The efficacy and feasibility of these approaches are assessed in the light of research into the pedagogic requirements of children with disabilities and into pedagogic practices in the South. In the light of this analysis, questions are raised about some of the pedagogic precepts in the manuals. These questions in turn raise questions about the processes of development and dissemination for the manuals. The paper ends by considering the implications of the findings for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

A woman sits on a bench in front of a pale green wall. She is smiling at the camera and has one of her legs out. She has visibile signs of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease that makes the limbs swell.
Journal Article
Social inclusion, Inclusive education
Date published
International Journal of Educational Development
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