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Stone-Macdonald, Angi; Fettig, Angel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In Tanzania, many people are not aware of the concept of learning disabilities. Parents and teachers often do not realise that children who do poorly in school and do not have visible disabilities, could still have a disability that is causing their poor school performance. This paper presents the results of a research and service project to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 1, Mild Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Tuomi, Margaret Trotta; Lehtomäki, Elina; Matonya, Magreth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Globally, persons with disabilities are underrepresented in higher education. In sub-Saharan Africa, where opportunities for higher education are especially limited, women are unlikely to continue their education. This research investigates women in Tanzanian higher education with the double marginalisation of being a woman and having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Stone-MacDonald, Angi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article examines cultural beliefs and values about disability in one Tanzanian community and the influence of those beliefs on a school for children with disabilities. The larger ethnographic study examined the role of beliefs in the community and the development of the school curriculum. This study used the models of disability as a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Beliefs
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Tungaraza, Frida D. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
This article traces the historical development of special education in Tanzania and its future prospects. It identifies factors that have helped shape the present state of special education in Tanzania and identifies major problems, including economic problems, lack of a national special education policy, and lack of trained personnel. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Marshall, Julie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Analysis of questionnaires and interviews with Tanzanian health and education professionals found that 41% reported having received training in speech and language difficulties but that 68% considered themselves responsible for assisting children with such problems. No evidence of research or planning for these children was found. A copy of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations
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Kisanji, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study found that the community and parents in Tanzania were not involved in development of schools and services for persons with disabilities, but communities had good knowledge of characteristics of persons with disabilities. Success of special education is felt to depend on community involvement and assessment of the community's folk belief…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Context, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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Kisanji, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study of societal attitudes in Tanzania, based on interviews and examination of a collection of proverbs, riddles, and poems, determined that persons with disabilities are not marginalized and that principles of normalization and integration underlie traditional community living. (SW)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Community Attitudes, Cultural Context, Developing Nations