Education approaches for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea

  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Start date: May 2013
  • Partners: University of Goroka; Cheshire Disability Service Papua New Guinea; National Special Education Unit; Bomana Teachers College
  • Funded by: AusAid

This research project will review educational approaches for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea and analyse how the right to education is upheld.

The government supports improved access to inclusive education, but challenges remain, and to date there is little evaluation of the effectiveness of work by government or other service providers.

This research, a partnership between UK and Papua New Guinea researchers, government ministry and service providers, will support existing structures to monitor and evaluate current educational approaches, and provide figures on numbers of children with disabilities currently enrolled in mainstream schools.

For more information and updates about this project please visit our research centre website