New Survey: Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19 School Closures

Misc., April 30 2020

The Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19 School Closures Survey is being conducted by the Inclusive Education Initiative’s Disability-Inclusive Education¬†Community of Practice and Knowledge Hub. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, schools are closed nation-wide in 192 countries and sub-nationally in many others, leaving an estimated 1.58 billion children out of school. These school closures put children with disabilities at an even greater risk of being left behind, but also serve as an opportunity to re-think how emergency educational plans can better include children with disabilities.

Logo of Inclusive Education InitiativePURPOSE
The purpose of the survey is to understand if learners with disabilities and their families have access to the supports they need to continue learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Data collected from this survey will help us to better understand what children with disabilities do and do not have access to around the world. We hope to use the information we collect from this survey to ensure that solutions are, in fact, allowing children to continue learning during this health crisis.

PARTICIPATION
This short, 10-15-minute survey is meant for parents/caregivers of children with disabilities, teachers of children with disabilities, and persons with disabilities/DPOs. Your responses will remain strictly anonymous. All questions are voluntary, and you may skip any questions you do not want to answer. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Inclusive Education Initiative at iei@worldbank.org.

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