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ICT for inclusive education


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ICT for inclusive education

  1. 1. ICT for Inclusive Education: Possibilities in Kazakhstan Daniyar Sapargaliyev, PhD International Academy of Business, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Programme Open Seminar Series 19 March 2014
  3. 3. “You take a school, you change the conditions, give people a different sense of possibility…and schools that were once bereft spring to life.” Sir Ken Robinson, Professor of Education
  4. 4. Amanat (Almaty): “When I was in England, I saw many people on wheelchairs. I want to create the conditions for disabled people in our country.”
  5. 5. National Program “Information Kazakhstan - 2020” Creating the conditions for transition to an Information Society 53% of individuals use the Internet (World Bank, 2013).
  7. 7. More than 70 % of public infrastructure is inaccessible to the disabled (UNDP, 2013). 630,000 persons with disabilities (Liter, 2014).
  8. 8. One third of the population is involved in education, with 4.4 million studying at different levels and 0.4 million being educational workers (British Council, 2012).
  9. 9. Meruert (Almaty): “Accessibility is not only railings, ramps or lifts. This is students' relationships with the teachers.” “Why do universities not have the Student Disability Services?”
  10. 10. Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. People with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web (World Wide Web Consortium, 2005).
  12. 12. Between 75% and 90% of jobs require at least some computer use. Being online also gives people more opportunities to search and apply for jobs (National Housing Federation, 2013). Elena (Khromtay): “I can do everything”.
  13. 13. A massage therapist is one of the few professions that are available for the visually impaired students in the college of medicine. Many of the students would like to be an accountant, lawyer or engineer. But they have no choice.
  14. 14. 6,6% 7,7% 8,8% 9,6% 19,6% Marketing/Advertising/PR Management Accounting/Finance Information Technology Sales TOP-5 professional spheres Labor market in Kazakhstan (HeadHunter, 2012)
  15. 15. Anatoliy (Taldykorgan): “This is my computer with special voice recorder, printer and Braille line reader.” “Some people simply talk about providing the infrastructure and access to technology. But we need a strategy that leads to social inclusion using technology.” (Wynne & Cooper, 2007)
  16. 16. “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Albert Einstein, Physicist.
  17. 17. References: Robinson, K. (2013). How to escape education's Death Valley. Ministry of Transport and Communications. (2013). National Program “Information Kazakhstan - 2020”. Weforum. (2013). The Global Competitiveness Report 2013–2014.‎ UNDP. (2013). Kazakhstan: A champion for people living with disabilities. living-with-disabilities/ Liter. (2014). British Council. (2012). Education in Kazakhstan. World Wide Web Consortium. (2005). Introduction to Web Accessibility. National Housing Federation. (2013). Why is Digital Inclusion Important? inclusion#sthash.RezfwnB0.dpuf HeadHunter. (2012). Labor market in Kazakhstan. Wynne, M. and Cooper, L. The Campaign for Digital Inclusion. (2007). King, D. (1968). Training within the organization: A study of company policy and procedures for the systematic training of operators and supervisors (p.126).
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention! Daniyar Sapargaliyev, PhD International Academy of Business, Kazakhstan