Eloise Sheerin and Suzanna Weedle describe a project to help family members and teachers in central Malawi care for children with intellectual disabilities
Five years ago, a Canadian-Irish project called Transformative Praxis was set up to transfer education and healthcare knowledge, skills and resources to local communities in the Chilanga region of central Malawi. The organisation also arranges for education, nursing and international development students to take part in small research-oriented projects alongside local co-learners. Last year, the co-authors took part in one of these projects along with a professor of education and ten of his students from Quebec, Canada. In association with a local co-learner, they discussed intellectual disability with teachers, families and people with disabilities. This article presents an account of the work they undertook.
Learning Disability Practice. 18, 3, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp.18.3.22.e1628Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 13 January 2015
Accepted: 04 February 2015
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