Educational research from Tanzania 1998 2008 concerning persons with disabilities: What can we learn?
Lehtomäki, E., Tuomi, M., & Matonya, M. (2014). Educational research from Tanzania 1998 2008 concerning persons with disabilities: What can we learn?. International Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 64, 32-39 . doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2013.10.005
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The global Education For All process and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have increased the attention given to marginalised and excluded groups showing the need to enhance the education of persons with disabilities. In Sub-Saharan Africa a number of poorly disseminated studies investigate education of persons with disabilities. This paper provides an analysed overview of a decade of Tanzanian studies and reports on the education of persons with disabilities produced from 1998 to 2008. Key findings are highlighted and gaps in the research identified and suggestions are offered for future investigations. The education of persons with disabilities needs to be addressed in research, policy and practice to efficiently reduce their clear marginalisation in education.