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Disability in higher education – From policy to practice, in Ethiopia

12 March 2018

Equity considerations in higher education assume a variety of dimensions including that of gender, socio-economic background and disability. While the extensive expansion of higher education across the globe has been seen as a means to address these issues, the reality has not been as straightforward.

So far, the major and relatively successful efforts have been directed at addressing gender imbalance in the form of improving female representation in higher education institutions. In many higher education contexts disability issues continue to be overlooked or sidelined, both in terms of practical considerations and scholarly attention. 

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