Study on barriers to inclusive education for youth

Are you passionate about inclusive education? Do you enjoy working with children and youth with learning disabilities? Then you should check out this project description. To participate in this project, you should have experience in tutoring or mentorship with children and youth and in conducting research. Moreover, you should enjoy working in a team and have very good English skills.

The host organisation, Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CLED), is a registered non-governmental organisation that promotes inclusive and equitable quality education, as well as lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth with learning disabilities. CLED is based in the town of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipal District in central Ghana. The organisation provides assessment and consultation services, specialised tutoring, and community-based intervention programmes focused on children and youth with learning disabilities that support the implementation of Ghana’s Inclusive Education Policy. Moreover, CLED offers trainings for teachers, parents, directors, and educational supervisors on inclusive education. Currently, three permanent volunteers and four part-time volunteers support CLED in its work, which includes collaborating on a local level with the Ghana Education Service, the Kasoa Polyclinic and the University of Education in Winneba to promote inclusive education in Ghana.

As a GLEN participant, you would support CLED in conducting a study on barriers to inclusive classrooms and schools for pupils with learning disabilities. Based on your research findings and in collaboration with CLED staff, you would develop strategies and recommendations for improving inclusive education in Kasoa. You would engage in disseminating the study’s findings by planning and organising a meeting with Kasoa’s municipal education directorate staff and organise training for teachers on strategies and recommendations for inclusive classrooms and schools for pupils with learning disabilities. GLEN participants are also expected to support CLED in other activities such as report writing, Saturday and vacation remedial classes, and organising arts and sports clinics for school children.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and September 2018.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team will be comprised of one German and one Lithuanian participant.

Program component: GLEN

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Education; Social Participation; Children & Youth

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Social Issues; Teaching and Education

Field(s) of study: Humanities; Sociology and Social Sciences; Education and Pedagogy

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Inclusive Pedagogy; Social Work

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and September 2018

Country: Ghana

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: CLED – Campaign for Learning Disabilities

Classification of the internship in the development fields: Education (2); Social Participation (4); Children & Youth (8)

Number of the internship: 1103

 

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