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Singal, Nidhi; Mahama Salifu, Edward; Iddrisu, Khadijatu; Casely-Hayford, Leslie; Lundebye, Helen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
There is increasing recognition of the importance of focusing on people with disabilities (PWDs) in international efforts aimed at poverty alleviation. While universal education has been central to these efforts, the specific and additional needs of children with disabilities are often overlooked in policies and programmes. In order to gain a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Poverty, Access to Education
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Hammad, Tehmina; Singal, Nidhi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper examines the extent to which the capability approach captures the complexity of the lives of young women with disabilities in Pakistan, particularly in relation to their education. Focusing on their educational experiences and outcomes, we examine the ways in which education shaped what these young women were able to achieve--what they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Disabilities
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Singal, Nidhi; Jeffery, Roger; Jain, Aanchal; Sood, Neeru – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
In India, the last few years have seen an increase in the school enrolment rates of children with disabilities; however, there are continuing concerns about the outcomes of these efforts, especially in terms of employment. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative enquiry into how young people (aged 15-30 years) with various impairments…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Disabilities, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Miles, Susie; Singal, Nidhi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper begins with an exploration of the history of the international Education for All (EFA) programme and its tendency to overlook some marginalised groups of children, in particular those seen as having "special educational needs" or impairments and disabilities. The exclusion from "mainstream" education programmes of the estimated, though…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, International Education, Disabilities, Debate
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Singal, Nidhi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2005
Inclusive education over the last decade has become a frequently used concept in the international literature and has been accorded legitimacy through various international declarations. In India, it has gained currency with its usage in government documents, in schools and in the popular media. This paper reviews the literature in the field of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices