Inclusive Education

Photo credit: Kate Brolley, Chemonics International

Children with disabilities and other marginalized populations have a long history of exclusion from general education settings in many nations across the world. IDP is committed to the principles of inclusive education in all our work, including those established through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its General Comment No. 4.  

We have led programs dedicated to promoting the inclusion of marginalized people, such as children with disabilities, girls, ethnolinguistic minorities, and out-of-school children. We have supported projects and programs across continents that help embed inclusive principles into broader national education programming. Our expertise extends to inclusive early grade literacy and numeracy instruction, Response to Intervention, curriculum and materials development, teacher professional development, assessment strategies, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a core element of all our inclusive programming, and we have developed UDL teacher training guides in Ghana, Rwanda, and Tanzania and guides on how remote learning can integrate UDL principles in Ghana.   

We believe that teaching inclusively benefits ALL learners, irrespective of whether they have a known disability. Our team also has extensive experience supporting inclusive education from early childhood education through primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.  

Our Projects in Inclusive Education