Tania Principe is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Justice Education and Critical Disability Studies at OISE, University of Toronto. Her current research explores the education and regulation of neurodiverse learners in elementary school. In addition to her research, Tania is Gender at Work’s Director of Operations and has over 20 years of experience working globally and locally in women’s rights and gender equality. She is the fortunate mother of two school aged boys who continually challenge her thinking on education and she is a volunteer advocate for parents of children labelled with disabilities.
Written by Tania Principe
This report is based on a global membership survey that Education International conducted in 2017-18. The report shows that while many countries have integrated the UN Conventions into their national laws, implementation is running far behind.
Over the last 50 years, societal understanding of disability has changed significantly. While academic and rights-based discourse on disability has shifted significantly in some countries, actual implementation of inclusive education has been slower to follow this evolution. Depending on one’s point of view, there has been hesitation, confusion, or reluctance...
Disabled girls are among the most marginalised and poorly educated groups in the world. They have not been a priority in international development, education, or arguably, disability organisations.A Long Way to Go: An Analysis of Inclusive Education for Disabled Girls Globally
Over the last 50 years, attitudes toward disability have changed. Whether viewing disability as a medical condition, through the prism of human rights or forms of exclusion, the understanding of disability has dramatically evolved. One could argue that we now know more than ever about disability.Re-thinking Disability