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Title:An evaluation of policies and programmes related to children with disabilities in Botswana
Authors:Shumba, Almon
Taukobong, EthelISNI
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1814-6627)
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:people with disabilities
special education
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18146620902857558
Abstract:Globally, most children with disabilities are neglected by society. Research shows that the majority of the world's 450 million people with disabilities are found in developing countries (P.M. Sullivan and J.F. Knutson, 1998 and 2000). This study seeks to identify available programmes of education and policies that are aimed at helping children with disabilities in schools; determine the nature of services that are available to disabled children in schools; and determine some strategies that the government and society can use to help children with disabilities in Botswana schools. A qualitative, explorative and contextual research design was used for this research. Data were collected using a document analysis from the Revised National Policy of 1994, in which the Special Education Policy is set out; the Botswana Population Census of 1991; and the Botswana Centre for the Disabled News Letter of 1999. Researchers collected data from these documents by making detailed notes. The study found that there are too few schools, and inadequate facilities, for children with disabilities in Botswana. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]