Disability Policy and Practice in Barbados
A student-led international research initiative
In this project, students participate in a five-day fall break research and public engagement opportunity in Barbados, a small but rapidly developing West Indian country. Barbados is currently implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Participating students will engage in a comprehensive, condensed program of meetings, site visits, interviews and classroom learning opportunities with partners such as the Barbados Council for the Disabled, University of the West Indies and the Barbados Union of Teachers. Participants will learn research advanced practices for comparative, cross-cultural policy analysis and will present findings at the end-of-semester group country presentations.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Law, Government and Policy
Matthew Saleh, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Community partner: Barbados Council for the Disabled
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.