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ERIC Number: EJ1136042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Access to Education for Children with Disabilities in Uganda: Implications for Education for All
Moyi, Peter
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v2 n2 Sum 2012
Since 1990 many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have witnessed extraordinary progress in school enrollment; however, the progress has slowed in recent years. UNESCO warns that unless new measures are taken, the number of out-of-school children in 2015 will increase from current levels. Inequalities in most developing countries have been found to be a major barrier to universal education. Priority has been given to gender and income inequality; however, to achieve universal education we must focus on all marginalized groups. The disabled are among the least visible of the marginalized children. As the Ugandan government develops a policy on special needs children, it is essential to understand the current schooling status of disabled children in Uganda. Therefore, using 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey data this study examines schooling patterns of disabled children in Uganda. The study finds that disabled children are significantly less likely to enroll, attend and complete Grade 5. The study also finds that the disadvantage disabled children face depend on the nature and extent of the impairment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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