Examining the School-Level Education for Persons with Disabilities in Afghanistan: A Comparative Analysis of Special Schools and Inclusive Education (77086)

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Monday, 25 March 2024 15:00
Session: Poster Session 1
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study investigates the present situation and challenges of educating persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Afghanistan through a literature review and semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders working in the education of PwDs. The findings revealed that despite the large number of PwDs, very few children with visual, hearing, and mild to moderate intellectual disabilities are educated in Afghanistan’s two non-cooperative and unlinked systems that comprise the special vocational schools of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) and the inclusive education offered in regular schools which is managed by the Ministry of Education (MoE). Given the number and needs of PwDs in the country, the quantity and quality of the education services currently provided for PwDs are insufficient. Critical practical efforts are needed to provide education that empowers PwDs and allows them to be independent and contributing members of society.

Mohammad Idrees Naeemy, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiroki Yoneda, University of Tsukuba, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Naeemy Mohammad Idrees is currently a second year student in Disability Sciences Doctoral Program at Graduate school of Comprehensive Human Sciences at University of Tsukuba. Idrees does research on disabilities in Afghanistan.

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