Bilgi University Sociology and Education Implementation and Research Center: Equal Participation in Education
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Project Summary

Grantee: Bilgi University Sociology and Education Implementation and Research Center

Purpose: Fighting discrimination against persons with disabilities in the education system

Location: Istanbul

Grant Amount: 127,000 TL

Project Partner: Education Reform Initiative, Social Rights and Research Association 

Period: 15 July 2016 – 14 July 2017

 

Background

People with disabilities face discriminationin all phases of education system (enrollment, classrooms, etc). The contents of textbooks also reinforce the negative perception against persons with disabilities. Teachers need guidance and materials to handle the issue of discrimination in the classroom.

 

Project Goal

 

  • In Istanbul:
    • Discriminatory contents of 35 textbooks that will be used in 2016-2017 will be analyzed and possible solutions will be reported to the related departments of the Ministry of National Education.
    • 450 teachers and 200 education faculty students will be informed about fighting discrimination against persons with disabilities and they will be provided with some materials to use in classes.
    • Different tools such as videos, social media campaigns and info graphics will be used to create public awareness on discrimination.
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