Education for All: Pathways Towards Increased Inclusion in the Early Years

July 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Thank you for joining us for Education for All: Pathways Towards Increased Inclusion in the Early Years. Please find panelist's presentations under "Learn More Links."

Inclusive education policies and practices improve learning for all children and lead to stronger communities, economies and societies as countries advance on their journeys to self-reliance. This is why the educational development community has increasingly prioritized inclusive education, reflected in the recent USAID education policy and the first ever DFID-hosted Global Disability Summit.

A shared set of best practices and evidence on how to include children with disabilities in mainstream classrooms is needed to improve the ability of all stakeholders, including host-country governments and local partners, to deliver meaningful and sustainable results. Panelists presented and discussed inclusive education research and practices from Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Zambia.


Morgan Chitiyo, Professor and Department Chair, School of Education, Duquesne University

Eileen Dombrowski, Education Analyst, Early Childhood Development, RTI International

Brent Elder, Assistant Professor, Rowan University

Maria Kett, Honorary Reader in Disability and International Development, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare

Nidhi Singal, Professor of Disabilities and Inclusive Education, University of Cambridge


Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (GP SURR) Global Practice, World Bank Group

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