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Education and disability: Analysis of data from 49 countries (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Gathering and Utilizing Data on Children with Disabilities in Education, at CIES 2018.

This session presents recently published results of an analysis of survey and census data on education from 49 countries. Data sources include Demographic and Health Surveys supported by the US Agency for International Development, School-to-Work Transition Surveys carried out by the International Labour Organization, and population census data compiled by IPUMS-International. The data reveal persistent disparities between persons with and without disabilities with regard to school attendance, completion of education, and literacy.

Experience Conducting EGRAs with Children with Disabilities (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Gathering and Utilizing Data on Children with Disabilities in Education, at CIES 2018.

This presentation shares lessons learned around methods for adapting, piloting and administering EGRA to students with disabilities, including both success and ongoing challenges. It highlights the undocumented regional sign language variations in one country as a key challenge in adapting reading assessment for sign language users there. Finally, the presentation discusses the impacts that these assessments’ results have had on government stakeholders’ priorities and decisions around materials provision and teacher training designed specifically for students with disabilities.

Identifying children with disabilities: Approaches to functionality screenings in schools (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Gathering and Utilizing Data on Children with Disabilities in Education, at CIES 2018.

The presentation offers insights into effective practices for incorporating screening approaches into low-resource environments. With education practitioners in mind, the presentation gives special consideration to the cost-effectiveness of different approaches and implications for incorporating them into programs in low-resource environments. In conclusion, the presentation points to gaps in what current approaches address.

Published: March 2018

Author: Rachel Hatch, FHI 360

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Disability Screenings: Examining discrepancies in global prevalence rates from a critical perspective (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children, at CIES 2018.

This presentation will discuss work to address the question “What is causing high incidences of behavioral challenges observed on functionality screenings like the WG tool?” Drawing on critical social constructivist theories of disability, this paper surveys several case studies in the international literature on challenging behaviors related to emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) as well as other disabilities that are often associated with challenging behaviors associated with the identification of disabilities in a global context. 

Measuring Disability Prevalence in Rwanda using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children, at CIES 2018.

This paper will present the side-by-side Short Set data from caregivers and their children and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the utilized methodology. We will also demonstrate how children’s literacy practices differed based on their functional limitations, as identified by the Short Set. Finally, we will present ways that Save the Children and other organizations can move forward with collecting critical data on children’s disabilities using these questions.

Generating data on disability prevalence through school-based surveys: Lessons learned (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children, at CIES 2018.

This paper presents the initial results from the rollout of the Washington Group Short Set of Questions with children and adolescents through the school-based surveys. The Short Set is intended for use by adults, and is generally not geared towards gathering data with children. This exercise by FHI 360 aimed to empirically test the appropriateness of the tool with children in different country contexts and age groups.

Applications of Inclusive Development Principles for Inclusive Education (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Prioritizing Disabilities – Sharpening Focus on Inclusive Education Policy and Practice, at CIES 2018.

This paper will describe how inclusive development is conceptualized by organizations in the Global North and South in order to better understand how “inclusion” is put to work in theory and practice.

The Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Prioritizing Disabilities – Sharpening Focus on Inclusive Education Policy and Practice, at CIES 2018.

The Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund will benefit students with disabilities in Africa by financing activities that leverage USAID programs, Bank-financed projects, and analytical work. Specifically, the Trust Fund will promote more strategic use of resources for disability inclusion, and provide more flexible support for emerging needs and priorities in project preparation. This presentation will discuss ways the World Bank will use USAID's Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials to improve materials for learners with disabilities in the early grades and in conflict and crisis settings.

Disability-responsive inclusive education policy and systems mapping (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Prioritizing Disabilities – Sharpening Focus on Inclusive Education Policy and Practice, at CIES 2018.

The objective of the Education Equity Research Initiative’s Disability Task Team is to improve the availability and quality of data on the prevalence, access, and achievement of children with disabilities. To better understand how education systems are serving students with disabilities and what the impacts of those efforts are, the Task Team identified inclusive education approaches and outcomes as an important research priority, and established a dedicated working group pursuing research in this area. This paper presents the results of activities undertaken by this working group.