Original Research - Special Collection: Disability Unplugged

Introducing the Including Disability in Education in Africa Research Unit at the University of Cape Town

Richard Vergunst, Judith McKenzie
African Journal of Disability | Vol 11 | a946 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v11i0.946 | © 2022 Richard Vergunst, Judith McKenzie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 September 2021 | Published: 24 January 2022

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Richard Vergunst, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Judith McKenzie, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town,, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: The Including Disability in Education in Africa (IDEA) Research Unit at the University of Cape Town in South Africa was established in 2020 and focused on carrying out research studies in the field of disability and education in Africa and beyond.

Objectives: The objective of this article was to introduce the research unit and highlight its vision, mission and objectives.

Method: A general review of the research unit.

Results: The IDEA Research Unit plays an important role in the research arena within South Africa and Africa when it comes to disability issues in education.

Conclusion: More networking and collaboration should take place between the IDEA Research Unit and relevant stakeholders in the field of disability and education.


Keywords

disability; education; research; Africa; unit

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