Budapest, Hungary
2000 - 2003 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Adviser to the Hungarian Government on education reform following the passage of the European Union-accession-related Disabilities Act, Budapest, Hungary.

Fellow projects
2002 - 2003:
Perceiving silence: Information access, public awareness and the integration of the deaf in Hungary
The objectives of the project are to conduct research on the deaf community in Hungary; create a Deafness Information Database (DID) containing adequate information on many D/deafness-related issues; organize the two-day conference "Deafness in Hungary: Obstacles and Future Perspectives" with the participation of the Deaf Association and other non-governmental organizations including the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation-Hungary as well as deaf educators, sign interpreters, policymakers, and representatives of the government and media; and write a research and policy paper for the Hungarian Deaf Association and the National Disability Affairs Council of the Hungarian government.

Working groups: Primary and Secondary Education Policy, Public Health Policy

Relevant countries: Hungary

2000 - 2001: Deaf Studies curriculum development
The objectives of the project are to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum on Deaf Studies for Hungarian universities, elaborate the methodology of teaching and assessment within the field, analyze the dominant (hearing society's) attitudes toward deafness, devise policy recommendations on how to promote alternative integration strategies for the deaf community, and develop a policy paper in the field of higher education and minority issues.

Working groups: Primary and Secondary Education Policy

Relevant countries: Hungary