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Proceeding of the ILO/ Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disablities in Asia and the Pacific

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)
Ed
2003

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This book details the key issues emerging from the ILO/Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific that took place from 14 to 16 January 2003. The book outlines presentations and discussions on the following key topics: the employment status of people with disabilities in the Asia / Pacific region; examples of good practice in promoting the training and employment of people with disabilities; recommendations for key stakeholders for implementing the ILO Convention 139. The book includes various studies by country and presentations from key speakers in the field

The WHO mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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"The WHO mental health policy and service guidance package consists of the WHO mental health policy and plan checklists, and 14 interrelated modules...The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. The topic of each module represents a core aspect of mental health"

Mental health policy, plans and programmes : mental health policy and service guidance package

FUNK, Michelle
et al
2003

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"This module presents evidence-based guidance for the development and implementation of mental health policies, plans and programmes. The experiences of several countries are used as practical sources for drawing up mental health policies and implementing them through plans and programmes"
Notes: This module is part of a guidance package that consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in mental health policy development and service planning. Its recommended for use by policy makers, service planners representatives or associations of families and carers of people with mental disorders

Mental health financing : mental health policy and service guidance package

FUNK, Michelle
et al
2003

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"This module provides practical guidance to assist countries with the financing of mental health care. The aims of the module are to: (1) provide a conceptual introduction to key issues related to the financing of mental health care; (2) set out a step-by-step approach addressing these key financing issues, recognizing that the steps may need to be adapted and tailored to the circumstances of each country; (3) link the steps to activities defined in other modules. The Introduction emphasizes financing as a major driver of the system and indicates the need to integrate this function with policy-making and planning. Steps are then presented to assist countries in their financing efforts. These steps are not intended to be prescriptive or rigid. Instead they identify critical activities related to financing which should be addressed in order to build and sustain a mental health system that meets priority needs and produces desired outcomes. Barriers to mental health financing are also reviewed"
Note: This module is part of a guidance package that consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in mental health policy development and service planning. Its recommended for use by policy makers, service planners representatives or associations of families and carers of people with mental disorders

The mental health context : mental health policy and service guidance package

FUNK, Michelle
et al
2003

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This module describes the context in which mental health is being addressed and the purpose and content of the guidance package. The modules of the guidance package are summarized to provide an overview of the material in each. This module is intended for policy-makers, planners, service providers, mental health workers, people with mental disorders and their families, representative organizations and all other stakeholders in mental health. It provides readers with an understanding of the global context of mental health and enables them to select modules that will be useful to them in their particular situations

Participatory research with older people : a sourcebook

HESLOP, Mandy
March 2002

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This sourcebook takes the belief that participatory research with older people should form a key element of local and national government policy-making in areas such as health, employment and social welfare; programme planning by international aid agencies; and advocacy for and by older people. It has been produced to meet the need for a non-specialist sourcebook to help with all stages of participatory research with older people, and offers a clear overview of the whole process

CBR: a participatory strategy in Africa

HARTLEY, Sally
Ed
2002

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This resource provides an important contribution and understanding of how community-based rehabilitation (CBR) operates in Africa. It contains the experiences and reflections of key stakeholders within CBR from 14 African countries. It will contribute to a more mutual and holistic understanding of the concept of CBR and bring about the development of new initiatives. This book is useful tool for CBR planners, policy-makers and managers

Themes and issues in telecentre sustainability

ROMAN, Raul
COLLE, Royal D
January 2002

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The initiation, diffusion and adoption of the telecentre idea has been an enormously eclectic process, largely devoid of systematic research and planning. The approach has generally been one of pilot projects trying out models to see what works to achieve a diversity of objectives. In some cases the approach has been simply entrepreneurial, with enterprising business people exploring new opportunities for profit-making. A range of important issues is linked to the operation and success of telecentres. These include: sustainability, community relevance, government policy, information and communication technology (ICT), research, community partnerships and participation, telecentre objectives, and business planning. Often mentioned but largely undeveloped is the training associated with telecentre management, an issue that relates to all of the issues mentioned. While each of the issues deserves systematic analysis, this paper concentrates on sustainability and training. Based on data collected from various project documents this paper describes some of the strategies being used to sustain telecentres

Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS : looking beyond awareness

WILKINS, Marissa
VASANI, Dolar
2002

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The social and environmental circumstances that lead vulnerable people to have unprotected sex, exposing them to infections, have to be resolved through addressing the causes of poverty, gender discrimination, and the use of sex as a commodity. This book addresses the impact of HIV without prejudice, by taking a human rights stance. It is useful for trainers, programme planners, policy-makers and CBR programmes

Training for work in the informal sector : new evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

HAAN, Hans Christiaan
2002

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This study is a collection of literature surveys and case studies that discusses the effectiveness of ILO training for people involved in informal micro and small enterprises (SME), especially focusing upon case studies from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The ILO provides trainings for the informal sector in development and transitional countries to enhance skill development. This document would be useful for practitioners interested in training for work in the informal sector

Integrating lifelong learning perspectives

MEDEL-ANONUEVO, Carolyn
Ed
2002

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This report from an international confernence on lifelong learning contains presentations from the plenary sessions and highlights information from the workshops. The select papers are divided into nine parts that reflect the thinking and practice on lifelong learning, taking into consideration geographical representation and heterogeneity of experiences. This report is useful to people interested in global lifelong learning perspectives
"International Conference on Lifelong Learning : Global Perspectives on Education"
Beijing, China
1-3 July 2001

In my classroom : guide to reflexive practice

DU PLESSIS, Joy
et al
2002

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This practical guide "suggests ways of working together in schools and teacher networks. Through the use of reflection and dialogue, the materials ask teachers to analyze their own teaching context and try out new teaching strategies...(it provides) teachers with opportunities to examine the ideas and examples, discuss them with colleagues and others, and guides them through adapting tasks, practices, and materials that may be used effectively in their own context"

In the web of cultural transition : a tracer study of children in Embu District, Kenya

NJENGA, Ann
KABIRU, Margaret
November 2001

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The study compares children who were taught by preschool teachers trained in the two-year course run by District Centres for Early Childhood Education (DICECE) with those who had untrained teachers. The study, carried out in Embu District (Kenya), found significant differences between the two groups of children particularly in terms of performance in primary schools, with children cared for by DICECE-trained teachers faring better, and in relation to absenteeism, repetition and dropout rates

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