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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: C-39
Education of Persons with Disabilities in Developing Countries


The objective of this research project is to focus on the equalization of opportunities and promotion of education of persons with disabilities through legislation, and reveal the roles of and problems facing the current education law system in developing countries. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) stipulates that persons with disabilities should not be excluded from the general education system, should have access to an inclusive, quality and free education, and should be provided reasonable accommodation of the individual’s requirements. This research project will research and analyze the following areas: (1) Education policy, including special education, (2) Education law system of persons with disabilities, including laws, rules and guidelines, (3) The actual situation regarding the school attendance of persons with disabilities in general and special education schools, and (4) Cases of litigation and complaints regarding the education of persons with disabilities in each country, to examine the feasibility of the rights established in CRPD. The subject countries for this project are: China, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and India.


April 2012 - March 2014

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] KOBAYASHI Masayuki
[ Co-researchers ] MORI Soya
ASANO Noriyuki (Professor, Osaka Ohtani University)
KAWASHIMA Satoshi (Visiting Research Fellow, the University of Tokyo)
KURODA Manabu (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
SAI Takanori (DPI-Japan)
NISHIZAWA Kikuo (Associate Professor, Kansai University)