This report assesses Norway’s progress on the commitments made in the White Paper 25, Education for Development, on the inclusion of the needs of children With disabilitites in bilateral and multilateral Development Cooperation. The report finds that the verdict is decidedly mixed. While Norway has played an important normative role in advocating for disability inclusion in global education, it is nevertheless the case that these efforts have, thus far, resulted in few verifiable results.
The idea behind this booklet was conceived in a car on a
bumpy road in Malawi, where Ms Lilian Mariga first showed
me a copy of a teachers' manual for supporting children with
disabilities. The manual was comprehensive and detailed, and
well used. An idea started to grow; Ms Mariga's manual should
be adapted to provide information on deafblindness. And – it
should be accessible for not only teachers, but for parents and
for all persons who interact with persons with deafblindness.
Vi gråter ikke for vår syke mor når vi sier at de funksjonshemmede må inkluderes i næringslivets arbeid i utviklingsland. Det er mer rom for næringslivet i bistanden enn tidligere. Det er bra, de har en viktig rolle å spille. Men da må næringslivet vite å benytte seg av den kompetansen frivillig sektor sitter på. Da kan vi virkelig være sammen om utviklingsjobben. Les innlegg fra Morten Eriksen i Vårt land
Background and critical overview of key issues, concepts and strategies in relation to inclusive education in areas where there are limited economic resources. First published in 2002, updated in 2008.