Learning to see invisible children : inclusion of children with disabilities in central Asia
- New York : Open Society Foundations, 2013.
- Physical description
- viii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
LC4037 .A783 L43 2013
- Unknown LC4037 .A783 L43 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Kate Lapham and Martyn Rouse
- Tradition, stigma, and inclusion: overcoming obstacles to educational access in Tajikistan / Benjamin Gatling and Manzura Juraeva
- Out of the shadows: the work of parents in inclusive education in Tajikistan / Christopher M. Whitsel and Shodibek Kodirov
- Parent activism in Kazakhstan: the promotion of autistic children's educational rights by the Ashyk Alem Foundation / Mariana Markova and Dilara Sultanalieva
- Fools rush in: a path to inclusive education in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan / Nils J. Kauffman and Larisa Popova
- "Raising children without complexes": successes and shortcomings in implementing inclusive education in northern Kyrgyzstan / Cassandra Hartblay and Galina Ailchieva
- Umut Nadezhda Rehabilitation Center / Anastasia Kokina and Nina Bagdasarova
- Conclusion: the road ahead / Kate Lapham and Martyn Rouse.
- Publisher's Summary
- Contains six case studies that address issues of inclusive education or social inclusion in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The cases raise a number of questions relating to the purpose and nature of schooling, about who should have access to schools and how such access might be negotiated. These cases also ask questions about the respective roles of policy, parents, civic society, advocacy groups, professionals, NGOs, and government agencies; how notions of disability are constructed in the region; in which way does the Soviet legacy of "defectology" still inform policy and practice today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Martyn Rouse and Kate Lapham.