|Bilgi University Sociology and Education Implementation and Research Center: Fighting Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities in the Education System|
Grantee: Bilgi UniversitySociology and Education Implementation and Research Center
Purpose: Fighting discrimination against persons with disabilities in the education system
Grant Amount: 130.000 TL
Project Partner: Social Rights and Research AssociationPeriod: 15 July 2014 – 13 July 2015
46% of persons with disabilities face discrimination and negative attitudes in the education system (OZIDA, 2010). In all phases of education (registration process, class environment, accessibility of school buildings etc.) persons with disabilities face discrimination. The contents of textbooks also reinforce the negative perception against persons with disabilities.
"The plans developed by teachers yielded exciting results. One class even asked school administration to make the school accessible for disability groups. It was quite encouraging to hear."
"I am a teacher. My opinions are valued in the community, especially among my students. I might not be able to change the world, but I can definitely challenge certain perceptions and stereotypes. Instead of giving my students just math and Turkish, I am now trying to fill their minds with a rights-based approach to human rights."