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ERIC Number: EJ1138605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Identifying Disability-Inclusive Indicators Currently Employed to Monitor and Evaluate Education in the Pacific Island Countries
Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris; Sprunt, Beth; Merumeru, Laisiasa
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1170754 2016
Fourteen member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum have adopted The Pacific Education Development Framework as a means of improving quality of education across the region. Within this framework, special education and inclusive education are seen as priority areas that endorse a rights-based approach to education. Aligned with other Pacific regional advances for improving the measurement of the effectiveness of this Framework, is the development of a set of indicators to measure efforts towards disability-inclusive education specifically in the Pacific islands. The aim of this study is to identify existing measures that governments currently employ to report against education outcomes. Data were collected by written responses from relevant ministries in the 14 Pacific member countries to a set of questions specifically developed to address this aim. This paper provides an analysis of these surveys and discusses how these data are informing the development of the indicators to ensure the provision of quality education for children with disabilities in the Pacific islands.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Niue; Palau; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Federated States of Micronesia; Papua New Guinea; Marshall Islands; Samoa
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