ERIC Number: EJ1098992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Reference Count: 39
Moving Towards Inclusion: How Zanzibar Succeeds in Transforming Its Education System?
Juma, Said; Lehtomäki, Elina
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v20 n6 p673-684 2016
Ever since the proclamation of the Salamanca Statement (1994) and the "Dakar Framework for Action" (2000), several countries across the globe have been improving their education systems making remarkable efforts towards inclusion. Furthermore, the "Muscat Agreement" (2014) proposes a global goal and targets for education post-2015. The goal envisages equitable inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030. This article inquires how Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania along the East African coast, started to transform its education system in an attempt to make it inclusive. First, the commitment to and process towards Inclusive Education (IE) is described in the time frame of changes in education. Second, thematic analysis is conducted to examine the contextualisation and definition of the concept of IE, the introduction of relevant legislation, introduction of "Inclusive and Learner Friendly Education Policy", and the support provided for teachers to implement IE practices in the classrooms. Finally, the IE development in Zanzibar is compared to similar processes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Development, Teacher Education, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Content Analysis
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Tanzania