Status of implementation of Inclusive Education in Tanzania: Analysis of Policies, Laws and Guidelines
This study reviewed policies, laws, and guidelines to assess the extent to which they address the education of children with disabilities. The objectives were to assess whether or not their content, context, and actors’ involvement acknowledges education as the right of children with disabilities. The process involved a systematic review of seven documents. It was found that the reviewed policies acknowledge education as the right of children with disabilities. Nevertheless, the content lacked emphasis on enforcement mechanisms, budgetary allocations, and clear strategies relating to monitoring and information management systems. The policies, laws, and guidelines were prepared in a participatory manner through representation from the grassroots to the national level. The study concludes that education for children with disabilities in Tanzania is addressed well through the reviewed documents. It is recommended that implementation to be done in tandem with the acts and conventions on the rights of Children with disabilities.
Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) was issued with copyright registration Certificate No. Rw-C10000866 by the Office of the Registrar General in accordance to the Rwandan IPR Law No. 31/2009.
N.B.: KIE is now a College of Education, constituent of the University of Rwanda in accordance to the Rwandan Law No. 71/2013 of 10/09/2013 establishing the University of Rwanda (UR), and the College of Education as shown on its website: http://www.ce.ur.ac.rw/