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ERIC Number: EJ898437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Community-Level Responses to Disability and Education in Rwanda
Karangwa, Evariste; Miles, Susie; Lewis, Ingrid
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v57 n3 p267-278 Sep 2010
This article explores the meaning of community and perceptions of disability in Rwanda, as revealed through a community-based ethnographic study. This study took place in Rwanda in an educational policy context driven by international rhetoric about human rights, inclusion and the arguably unachievable Education for All targets. We argue that the emphasis on the inclusion of marginalised groups in Rwanda's current education policy is a reality on paper, but not in practice. However, we explore the potential for a deeper understanding of community responses to disability, and ways in which the rhetoric and reality gap can be bridged. We consider some of the attitudinal and infrastructural barriers in educational settings and argue that Rwandan communities are resourceful, and can be supported to respond appropriately to children with disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rwanda