Elisa Genovesi

Thesis title:

Development and pilot evaluation of a teacher training to support children with developmental disorders in mainstream school settings in Ethiopia


Unmet educational needs have been identified as one of the largest service gaps for children with developmental disorders (DD) in Ethiopia. The main aim of my PhD is the co-development, piloting and evaluation of an inclusive education task-sharing intervention based on a cost-effective and easily-delivered manualised training of mainstream primary-school teachers aimed to promote effective support to children with DD. The development of this training will be informed by- a systematic review of the existing literature on inclusive education interventions and teacher trainings to support to children with DD in high, low and middle income countries;- a qualitative exploratory study, involving interviews to key stakeholders, to assess the main challenges faced by teachers and the educational system in meeting the needs of children with DD in school settings in Ethiopia and the possible ways to overcome them

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First supervisor:

Rosa Hoekstra


2 – Life Course, Psychology, & Health