Challenging lives in Central Asia

Situation Analysis: Children and adolescents with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan

In collaboration with Fresno the right link, an extensive study on the rights of children and adolescents with disabilities has been completed in Kyrgyzstan. Commissioned by UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, this study analyses the barriers and opportunities experienced by children and their families and provides an account of the existing systems of support from the perspective of service providers (duty-bearers) and persons with disabilities (rights-holders). The research also includes a deep dive into the existing mechanisms related to Early Identification and Early Intervention.

Contribution to the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report 2020

Inclusive education: children with disabilities

This paper presents the case for inclusive education for children with disabilities as the entry point for policy development and implementation of inclusive education in the broad sense: inclusive, quality education for ALL children. The paper starts by providing a short historical perspective of the education of children with disabilities and continues with a description of the essential elements of an inclusive legislative framework, with a particular focus on General Comment no4 of Article 24 (CRPD). The benefits of inclusive education, as well as financing mechanisms, and required accountability measures for implementation, are also discussed. Then, the paper discusses the foundational basis of curriculum for inclusion, as well as issues related to a transformative teacher education practice. The final chapters describe what an inclusive school might look like, as well as the role of students, families and communities in creating an inclusive education system. It should be noted that this paper is substantiated with selective literature, with attention paid to equitable geographic coverage.

You can find this paper in our Resources section or in the GEM Report website.

GEM Report Background Papers

What an Inclusive Equitable, Quality Education Means to Us

Report of the International Disability Alliance

This global report on inclusive education presents the work and views of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) on how to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – in compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), especially respecting its Article 24 on the rights of all learners with disabilities.

DED Lda had the pleasure to contribute to the writing on the report as well as its translation to Portuguese.

The report can be found on our Resources section or on IDA's website, and is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Arabic and International Sign.

IDA Inclusive Education Report