The research was done by the Centre for Services and Information on Disability based in Bangladesh, with the broad objectives to assess and analyse the major shortfalls in existing design and implementation process of education programmes for disabled children. They also assessed the effectiveness and impact of existing Inclusive Education programmes in terms of Enrolment, Repetition, Dropout and Attitude. The team focused on assessing the impact of special versus integrated and inclusive education. They finally looked at successful case studies and identifying areas and possible interventions for strengthening and promoting inclusive education.
The team also considered that inclusive education for children with disabilities is no doubt a new dimension and has a valid logic for introduction in different societies. At the same time, they found special education is also important to meet the education needs of some percentage of disabled children as well as the possibility of using the Special Education Centres as Support and Resource Centres to strengthen the Inclusive Education system. Implementing inclusive education depends upon the values, attitude, socio-cultural condition and availability of resources of individual countries.
A 6-page executive summary is available as well as the full report.
Choudhuri, M.A.; Khandake; Jahurul Alam; Rabiul Hasan; Sayeda Asma Rashida. Situational Analysis and Assessment of Education for Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh, South Asia, East Asia and South Africa. (2005) 50 pp.