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Data on special education in Ethiopia or in Africa are very rare. There exist government policies on adabtive technologies, and the issues of special students and special education  are ofen mentioned in many forums.  Here is a book sugggeste by Ms Wanda Diaz  on space science for every one.  Below is an exerpt from the introduction, and a like to the book.

Space Science for Every one

Introduction

As an educator or parent, have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you were working with a person with disabilities and the material or curricula you were using was not accessible? If so, you are not alone. Understanding the disability type and the necessary adaptations or accommodations for your students are only part of creating a successful outcome. Another component involves designing fun activities to match the content while engaging the learner. Integrating into the curriculum resource(s), universal design, and universal instructional design promotes accessibility in the learning arena. Universal design is “a framework for integrating flexible, usable, and accessible teaching and learning technologies with inquiry- and standards-based” science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula. This technique promotes the use of learner-centered technologies, which “supports multiple learning modalities, including visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile,” as well as accessible field experiences. <LINK TO THE BOOK>.


Updated: Feb 20, 2007