Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Inclusive Education: PNG

Principal Investigator: Dr Maria Kett, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australian Development Research Award Scheme

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Overview

This research will review educational approaches for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea and analyse how this right to education is upheld. The government supports improved access to inclusive education, but challenges remain, and to date there is little evaluation of the effectiveness of work by government or other service providers. This research, a partnership between UK and Papua New Guinea researchers, government ministry and service providers, will support existing structures to monitor and evaluate current educational approaches, and provide figures on numbers of children with disabilities currently enrolled in mainstream schools - information currently unavailable.