The present module focuses on access to inclusive education for children with disabilities in Africa, for whom marginalization within the education system often marks the beginning of a lifetime of marginalization in mainstream society, contributing also to the disproportionate representation of persons with disabilities among the poor. The exclusion of children with disabilities from education has historically been rooted in false assumptions about their ability to benefit from and effectively participate in education. Attitudinal barriers created by negative beliefs, including among teacher and school administrators, parents, and peers, persist in all societies and continue to hamper the effective inclusion of persons with disabilities in education.

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