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Bridging the local universal divide of human rights research: voices of children with disability in developing countries

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posted on 2019-06-04, 00:00 authored by Elena Jenkin, Erin WilsonErin Wilson, Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke, Robert Campain
© 2019 by Emerald Publishing Limited All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. This chapter presents a research method for operationalizing a human rights approach with children with disability in developing countries that confronts the tension between a universal human rights discourse and local knowledge and customs. This research was undertaken in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Through methods of data collection, analysis of data and the dissemination of findings, the focus was on utilizing human rights concepts and ideas in a way that enabled the local meanings and experiences of children to be re-interpreted against the Articles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Findings could then be presented in a manner that communicated effectively with governments and local and global organizations, while also honouring the particular experiences of children with disability. Such an approach is, of course, subject to critique and ongoing adaptation.

History

Title of book

Promoting social inclusion : co-creating environments that foster equity and belonging

Volume

13

Series

International perspectives on inclusive education

Pagination

121 - 137

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Group

Place of publication

Bingley, Eng.

ISSN

1479-3636

ISBN-13

9781787695245

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2019, Emerald Publishing Limited