From Promises to Action: Education and Disability in the Global South

By: Seema Nath; PhD student at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge On 15th March 2019, the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge hosted an event “From Promises to Action: Education and Disability in the Global South” in partnership with CaNDER and the REAL Centre. Over 60 delegates attended from different international development agencies, Universities and international non-government organisations (NGOs), from [...]

Tracking the educational progress of children with disabilities

By: Dr. Ricardo Sabates and Dr. Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Regular monitoring of children’s school attendance and evaluation of their progress is important for teachers and educators, as well as for school inspectors, educational planners and policymakers. Data on attendance and learning outcomes helps evaluate the effectiveness of education systems in [...]

Disability and Data: Need for Numbers and Narratives

By: Dr. Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. At the Global Disability Summit, Ministers of Education and international donors such as DFID, UNICEF and the World Bank made commitments to collect data using questions developed by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. This is something that needs to be celebrated. For too long persons with [...]

We must commit to inclusive education for children with disabilities. Here’s how

By: Dr. Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Nafisa Baboo, Light for the World. In the quest to secure a better for future for children with disabilities, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, together with the International Disability Alliance, and the government of Kenya will be hosting the first ever Global Disability Summit in London [...]

The Road from Pilot Research to Fieldwork

By: Seema Nath, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Note: This blog entry was first published on the FERSA Blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. About a month ago, I embarked on the second phase of my PhD journey and started my fieldwork. The pilot I carried out last summer helped me [...]

Research for Change: Inclusive Quality Education for Children with Disabilities

By: Hannah Ware and Dr. Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Note: This blog entry was first published on the FERSA Blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) state that “no one should be left behind”. SDG#4 on education addresses both rights to education – through access; and rights in education –  [...]

Evidence on disability and education: accessing, using and communicating research

By: Dr. Nidhi Singal and Julia Hayes, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The SDGs have increased the focus on including people with disabilities in development reforms. However, as the World Disability Report(2011) and sequential editions of UNESCO’s Global (Education) Monitoring Reports highlight, one of the biggest challenges for decision-makers aiming to improve access and learning for children with [...]

Seeing Sacredness: Dissemination and Ceremony

By: Carly Christensen, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Note: This blog entry was first published on the FERSA Blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. I have recently returned from my doctoral fieldwork in Northern Canada. My research includes six Anishinaabe[1] secondary school students who attend an Anishinaabe-controlled school. The students attending this [...]

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