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Central America; Latin America; South America
With its portal SIETAL (information system on educational trends in Latin America), the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) provides information on inclusion and educational justice. You will find the original documents of political measures and legal regulations concerning inclusion and educational justice for all countries in Latin America. In [...]

Extensive information page by the United Nations on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The page provides the following resources: > Conference of States Parties to the CRPD > Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities > Ratifications and Signatures of the CRPD and Optional Protocol > Map of Signatures and [...]

Latin America; Caribbean
The Spanish pdf document linked here lists all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that ratified the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" (CRPD). You will find the date of the signature and the date of the ratification - of the convention and the optional protocol. Countries that are not listed didn\'t sign the convention as of November 2017 [...]

Russian Federation
The Russian National Research University for Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in Saint Petersburg (ITMO) published an article on career guidance in its online magazine. The article was written on the occasion of the publication of a study that found out that a great number of university graduates in Russia later on didn\'t work in the field they had actually [...]

OECD website on the policy framework for educational and vocational guidance and counselling in OECD member states. The website provides two comprehensive publications: "Career Guidance: A Handbook for Policy Makers" (fulltext in Engl. / French and summaries in several other languages) and "Career Guidance and Public Policy: Bridging the Gap" (fulltext in Engl., French, [...]

Arab States; Europe; Germany
The dictionary provides children and youths with explanations about political terms, institutions, and mechanisms in Arabic. It aims at giving children an insight into "democratic life in our society". The dictionary is also accessible in German and English (with more entries than in the Arabic version). It was compiled by the German Federal Agency for Civic [...]

The Adacemy is meant to be an interface between science and research, society, and politics. It also advices the government in many issues. Its approximately 50 members are organised in 5 commissions that represent all the scientific fields from Natural Sciences to Humanities. The website provides information on activities (conferences etc.), publications, the Academy\'s [...]

Fulltext of the Finnish Disability Policy Programme 2010-2015, dealing with issues of inclusion and equality. The document was published in 2010 by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

"The National Council on Disability VANE is a co-operative organ for authorities, disability organisations and organisations for relatives of disabled people. It closely follows the decision-making in the society, gives statements and promotes the real implementation of human rights of disabled people. The Council is working in close connection with the Finnish Ministry of [...]

Central America
This short report summarizes a regional seminar about "Public policies for inclusion and equity in Central America" that took place in Panama on 28 and 29 January 2015. International regional cooperations as well as national programes and projects of some Central American countries are mentioned in the summary. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

North America; Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Central America
The website Disabled World is an information site on disability that draws its information from websites all over the world. The sub-site on Central America provides short paragraphs about the situation of people with disabilities in the respective Central American countries. Furthermore, you will find links to online publications and other news from the region. [Abstract: [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; international
This report published on a United Nations website provides a short overview over official documents and commission on Human Rights issues in Africa with a focus on parts that may mention the rights of people with disabilities. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

AfriNEAD aims at improving the usefulness of research on disability in Africa for politics, interest groups, the society as a whole. Amongst others, the website provides information on the AfriNEAD Symposium, on activities, on developments (laws, integration, ...) in the field of disability. There are not many resources under "Research & Resources", but you will find a link to [...]

Africa; Sierre Leone; Uganda; Malawi; Ethiopia
A-PODD was a three year research project (2009-2011) run by the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin in cooperation with two institutions in South Africa. The website provides the four project reports for the countries analysed (Sierra Leone, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia). "[The] research investigated the need for disability to be included on the agenda of national [...]

West Africa; Mali; Togo; Burkina Faso; Niger; Sierre Leone; Senegal; Benin; Liberia
The portal PROADIPH ist run by currently 8 West African national organisations for people with disabilities. The portal provides very ample information and documentation (fulltexts) on legislation, research reports, projects, conferences, bibliographies, and much more in the respective countries. You will find written documents as well as audio and video material. [Abstract: [...]

The African Disability Rights Yearbook is presented as an annual peer-reviewed journal. Contributions to the journal mainly come from scholars doing research on the rights of people with disbilities in Africa. The yearbook has 3 sections: (thematic) articles, country reports, and regional developments. The yearbook was first published in 2013 by the Centre for Human Rights, [...]

"The African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (1999-2009) was adopted by the 35th Session of the OAU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Algiers, Algeria in July 1999. The 1st AU Conference of Ministers of Social Development, which convened in Windhoek, Namibia, 27-31 October 2012, extended the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period [...]

Africa; Southern Africa
[Caution: As the original website is momentarily not accessible we link to a copy from the web archive as of March 2022 instead]. The Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), formerly Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) until April 2014, is a pan-african agency that works to promote disability programming and policy implementation processes by [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; South Africa, Republic; international
The article provides a short overview over the development of international policy on the rights of persons with disabilities, then goes on to African and South African policy development. The article also provides a map of African countries having signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (probably as of 2012). The article was first [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
Legislative text of 1999 on the "rights of the disabled" in the Palestinian Territories. The link to the legal text was found on the website of the Worldbank. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

"Israel Unlimited" is a programme initiated in 2009 that aims at promoting the inclusion of people with disability in Israel. The programme is a partnership between the Israeli government, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Ruderman Family Foundation. In this JDC press release of January 2013, you will find information on the expansion of the [...]

With that extract from her dissertation in 2006, Kyrini Fotopoulou shows which major points have to be discussed when thinking about inclusion in a Greek context. She is not just analysing the term \'inclusion\' itself but gives an insight in the legal framework, educational policy and reality. Furthermore, she makes proposals for reform and gives a conclusion.[Abstract: [...]

"[ANED] was created by the European Commission in December 2007.DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission [...] to support policy development in collaboration with the Commission\'s Disability Unit. Its philosophy and aims support the objectives of European disability policy towards the goal of full participation and equal opportunities for all disabled [...]

DPI was established in 1981 and according to their own statement, it "continues to be the world\'s ONLY cross-disability Global Disabled People\'s Organization (DPO)". DPI\'s focus is on Youth, Women, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Neglected Regions, Universal Periodic Review, World Bank Safeguards. You will find a lot of reports, information on projects, official documents and [...]

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. The mission of ESFRI is to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to the better [...]

Austria; Germany; Croatia; Hungary; Slovenia; Italy; international
The aim and purpose of founding the Rectors´ Conference was to enable collaboration between the universities and colleges and to seize the diverse opportunities available for scientific, artistic and future-oriented cooperation. Issues of cultural, scientific, political or general importance are dealt with in the form of symposia and research projects.

The Administrative Library is a reference library and open to the general public. Employees of the Federal Government and the Länder and other public organizations are entitled to borrow items. The Digital Administrative Library makes e-publications of the Austrian ministries and public administration accessible in full text. The database contains open as well as restricted [...]

The Uruguayan Children and Adolescents Institute (INAU) is the rector of policies which are destined to promote, protect and restore the rights of children and the youth. Furthermore, it fosters social integration of the youth of the INAU in cooperation with housing, work, education and health policies. Also, INAU promotes the cultural transformation through communicative [...]

The objective of the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) of Panama is to transform education to a fundamental instrument of human development, prosperity, equity and opportunities as well as social mobility to achieve sustainable development of the productive, economical and social factors of the country. Therefore, it creates an education system, which responds to the needs of the [...]

Costa Rica
The State of the Nation Program is a research and capacity building centre focusing on the appraisal and promotion of sustainable human development (SHD). Its main purpose is to provide citizens with easily accessible instruments to measure SHD performance, to enhance accountability of public affairs, to strengthen mechanisms for participation, and to improve the quality of [...]

Costa Rica
The objectives of the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ) are the development of the transformative potential of communities and artistic skills as well as the promotion of universal access to culture and art as superior language of communication and recognition. Also, MCJ creates a multicultural identity of the society conducive to improving the quality of life of the [...]

Bolivia; Germany
The website of the Bolivian Embassy in Germany contains information about Bolivia and the binational exchange with Germany. Under the category `Kultur und Bildung` there are indications about the Bolivian education system, Bolivian universities, German-Bolivian societies, Bolivian artists and research institutions.

The OECD groups 34 member countries in an organisation that, most importantly, provides governments a setting in which to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy. Member countries meet and exchange information in committees. Committees bring together representatives of member countries, either from national administrations or from their permanent delegations to [...]

The Education Alliance for the Construction of Cultures of Peace consists of national and international institutions. Its aim is to work on the education level for the construction of peaceful cultures and democratic coexistence on the national, regional and local level. Therefore, the alliance provides technical help and cooperation. Furthermore, there is an intensive [...]

The Nicaraguan Institute for Culture (INC) fosters the studies and investigation of the cultural roots of the country and thereby contributes to the formation of arts, dance, music, folklore, theatre, literature and visual arts. The Administrative Law established this ministry as organ charged with the competent planning, management, promotion, execution, inspection and [...]

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has in the recent past embarked on major reforms to review the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) in order to make it more responsive to the current training demands in the economy. In 1994, the Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training appointed a widely representative national Task Force to review [...]

Burkina Faso
\'African Studies\' is an institution of the Columbia University which collects material in regard to politics, education, culture etc of the countries of Africa in the south of the Sahara. The website for Burkina Faso offers links to reports, monographies, statistics concerning history, politics, education and culture of the country. Furthermore, it contains a list of the [...]

The association Entrepreneurs for Education (ExE) is a civil, non-profit society which was founded by entrepreneurs, enterprises and opinion leaders which are engaged in the public education sector of Peru. The association tries to attain economical, social and political equity in the country and to orient it towards sustainable development. ExE is an open movement in which [...]

The Academy was founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London. It was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body but with government endorsement. The Academy\'s Constitution was modelled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards its activities but has no statutory obligation to [...]

The Direction for Communal and Environmental Education (DIECA) has the tasks to foster, to analyse and to evaluate teaching in organisations of the civil society as well as to regulate and to coordinate environmental education in the community of education. This is effected by sustainable development, conservation, the use of ecosystems and the risk and prevention management [...]

The General Direction of Regular Basic Education is responsible for the formulation and the structured proposal of policies of education, of objectives, pedagogical strategies, norms and orientations in the national realm of early, primary and secondary education. It is dependent of the vice ministry of pedagogical management.

Coherencia is a political pedagogical institution which debates about problems and opportunities of the country. It was founded by and for citizens to achieve the productive transformation of persons and institutions through vocational training, participation and an impact on society. Coherencia consists of two independent organisations: the project Coherencia, which was [...]

The Grouping of Regional Universities of Chile (AUR) was founded in 1996 and is the continuation of the "Coordinación de Iniciativas de Universidades Regionales". In 2002, AUR resolved on creating the network Sinergi@ Regional, whose task is to foster the capacities and the engagement of citizens, public and private organisations and academies of the regions of Chile to [...]

United States
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. It promotes family-oriented solutions at the [...]

United States
The CIS is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation`s think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Center´s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an [...]

The Institute for International Relations (IMO) is a public, non-profit, policy research organization engaged in the interdisciplinary study of international economic and political relations, transitional policy, international markets, sustainable development, resource economics and environmental policy, foreign policy analysis, strategic decision analysis, and culture and [...]

The DIJ was established in 1988, at a time when Japan’s economic might was at its peak and relationships between the second and third largest economies of the world intensified on all levels. It was felt that in Germany too little was known about Asia’s most advanced industrial democracy. The new research institute charged with investigating contemporary Japan, its [...]

Ivory Coast
\'African Studies\' is an institution of the Columbia University which collects material in regard to politics, education, culture etc of the countries of Africa south of the Sahara. The website for the Ivory Coast offers links to reports, monographies, statistics concerning history, politics, education and culture of the country. Furthermore, it contains a list of the ivorian [...]

The Programa de Alfabetización y Educación Básica de Jovenes y Adultos (PAEBANIC) is a literacy program created in 1996 on the summit of the Latin American heads of government. The site presents the programm as well as measure having been taken so far.

ECLAS is the European Commission union catalogue referencing holdings of a network of libraries, called Réseaubib. In addition to the Central Library, some 25 smaller specialised libraries and documentation centres participate in this co-operation network. ECLAS covers the EU\'s official publications and documents of most intergovernmental organizations, commercial, academic [...]

The Commission\'s central library was established in 1958 when the EU institutions were founded. Its collections provide both a historical and contemporary vision of European integration. This site aims to provide all the information you need to visit the library and cosult its collections. The library catalogue ECLAS, is continually being improved.

EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Here you can consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals. You can also use the extensive search facilities available on EUR-Lex.

This is a report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the situation of women in Japan, including some details concerning education. In particular the articles 10 and 11 are offering information on the situation of women in the educational system.

"VSJF - German Association for Social Science Research on Japan" was founded in 1988. Its general aim was and still is to strengthen the study of contemporary Japan in the German-speaking countries. Under "activities" you can find the section group on education. The database experts allows the search for experts in specific fields.

The text offers a general overview of Japan. The chapter on society in Japan includes a short article on youth and information about the influence of the school system on everyday life of young people.

The search function offers access to general news, including news about the educational system.

The German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies (FIV-IBLK) is a cooperation of 12 independent German and one nordic research institute. Together, they produce the database "World Affairs Online", one of the largest bibliographic social science databases in Europe. The main subject areas covered are global and regional developments, for eign and security [...]

Africa; Asia; Latin America; Middle East
The four regional libraries of the GIGA Information Centre collect literature on economic, political and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Besides library catalogues the service comprises online bibliographies and internet resources. GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies emerged from the German Overseas Institute (founded in [...]

CURE is an international organization which conducts its activities in the fields of education and information in Ukraine, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and the United States. The main goals of CURE are to provide informational support to economic, political, and social reforms in Ukraine and to increase Ukrainian citizen involvement in the process of reforms. On [...]

Australia; international
"The objective of the Global Education Website is to increase the amount and quality of teaching of global education in Australian primary and secondary schools. As well as country profiles and information about global issues the site contains teaching and learning support materials, teaching ideas and activities, case studies, a professional development event noticeboard, a [...]

The Environmental Education Website of the Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage offers extensive information for students and teachers as well as businesses and the general public. It provides links to various government bodies and centres dealing with environmental education, such as the National Environmental Education Council (NEEC) or the Australian [...]

United Kingdom
The web of the British Council in Germany is addressed to anyone interested in British culture and British studies and offers links to ressources and teaching material as well as institutions on the net that are concerned with German-British cooperation.

Zentrum polis supports teachers in teaching political and human rights education at school. The emphasis is on openness, tolerance and courage, spreading the knowledge on democracy, politics and human rights as well as strengthening social abilities. The information centre offers publications and teaching materials, advice on projects, workshops for schools and further [...]

The forum is an extra-university institution and information centre sustained by scientists from different branches of study (political science, chronicle, social science and economics) and specialists in didactics. Within the series "Informationen zur Politischen Bildung" ( information in political education), published by the forum, topical books are edited in cooperation [...]

The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC) has been set up as a non-profit association, is located in Graz and started its work in October 1999. Its main aim is to conduct research and training programs in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in close co-operation with the University of Graz. Special emphasis is put on [...]

RelatED is a databank of good practices in education for learning to live together. It provides a service for the dissemination of concise information on promising initiatives in learning to live together, primarily in school settings. The databank is structured to provide data on key elements of such initiatives including their background, principal objectives and activities, [...]

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences is an association of the four Swiss academies of natural sciences, medical sciences, humanities and social sciences and technical sciences. The academies engage themselves specifically for an equitable dialogue between science and society, and they advise politics and society in science based and issues relevant to society. They [...]

Special attention is being paid to the acquisition of material charting political developments during the time of transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Links to internet resources, South-East European studies, material on Kosova, newspaper library.

The aim of the website is to enable teachers, students (and parents) of Civic, Social and Political Education with the aim to develop active participatory citizens. Information on human rights and global issues and presentation of action projects.

The aims of ACT are to support the teachers of Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) and to represent them. Information on the constitution, action projects and events. Free access to 'ACTIVATE' , the newsletter of ACT. Full text articles and statements and commented useful links for CSPE teachers are available.

EUROSCIENCE, the voice of scientists in Europe) is a pan-European Association established in 1997 in Strasbourg. It is open to scientists of all disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities, as well as to any person with an interest in improving interactions between science, technology and society. On its website the Association welcomes teachers, people from the [...]

Information on the ministry\'s activities, publications (reports-HTML- format, brochures) and legislations. The Ministry has the overall responsibility for children welfare services, family affairs, childhood development, religious and life stance affairs and consumer affairs.

The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society. Besides research funding, the agency advises the government on research-related issues and participates actively in the discussions to create understanding of the long-term benefits of research.

Centres of expertise on vocational education, training and the labour market represent the link between education and the organised business and industrial sectors. Since 1954, Colo has been the umbrella organisation of and for the centres of expertise. In this capacity, Colo monitors socially relevant developments and educational and labour market policy at regional, national [...]

This is the online version of reports published under the Country Studies/ Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U. S. Department of Army. The studies present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. By clicking on a specific country name in the [...]

The new Constitution of Finland entered into force on 1 March 2000. This web site contains information on the new Constitution under the heading the constiution in full-text version and the development of constitutional law in Finland under the: The Finnish System of Government . The Constitution of Finland is available in English translation, as well as in a number of other [...]

The Ministry of Education of Argentina is an organ dependent from the National Executive Pover which elaborates, analyses and implements education policies and strategies. The website informs about every level of education and about Argentinian culture. Also, educational links are offered.

This comprehensive country study for Turkmenistan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education" (education system; curriculum; higher [...]

This comprehensive country study for Kyrgyzstan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education" (education system; instruction; curriculum; [...]

This comprehensive country study for Latvia was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1995. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "Urbanization, Employment, and Education", which can be found by [...]

This comprehensive country study for Uzebekistan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education" (education system; curriculum; instruction) [...]

This comprehensive country study for Kazakhstan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education" which can be found by scrolling down or applying [...]

This comprehensive country study for Lithuania was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1995. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education", which can be found by scrolling down or applying [...]

This comprehensive country study for Moldova was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1995. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "Education, Health and Welfare" which can be found by scrolling [...]

This comprehensive country study for Tajikistan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "education" (historical development; education in the [...]

This comprehensive country study for Azerbaijan was elaborated by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in 1996. It provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in this country. The table of contents includes a section on "Education, Health and Social Welfare", which can be found [...]

Information about the entire public education sector in the country Salzburg, institutions of adult education, libraries, instruction, further programs and addresses of schools.

The association represents the French Grandes Écoles as well as foreign higher education institutions of excellence that meet the membership criteria relating to structure, recruitment methods, teaching methods and support provided to students. The CGE accredits its members´ educational programmes and represents the institutions´ interests towards politics, economy and [...]

The Swiss Science Council (SSC) is the advisory body to the Federal Council for issues related to science, higher education, research and technology policy. Acting as the voice of the scientific community, the SSC formulates overarching concepts for the benefit of the Federal Council and proposes implementing measures to it. The goal of the SSC, in conformity with its role as [...]

La Documentation francaise is a central service administrative direction of the Prime Minister with the function to inform citizens, public administration and professionals about "basic and actual problems interesting France and the world", i.e. political. economic and social actualities. The homepage shows the three fields of action: 1) documentation: collecting documentary [...]

Linklist of Greek government in English - the Education Ministry is included and has been separately entered in this database.

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