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Mixed-Methods Programme Evaluation of Disability Equality Training (DET) in Mongolia

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Masateru Higashida ,

Aomori University of Health and Welfare, JP
About Masateru
Masateru Higashida, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Aomori University of Health and Welfare. He obtained a Doctorate in Human Sciences from Osaka University, Japan, in 2020. He has worked in the field of disability issues in Japan, Sri Lanka and Mongolia for a total of 15 years.
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Ganbayar Gereltuya,

General Authority for Development of Persons with Disabilities, MN
About Ganbayar
Ganbayar Gereltuya is currently a Senior Expert at the General Authority for Development of Persons with Disabilities. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration Management from the National Academy of Governance, Mongolia, in 2015.
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Gantaikhuu Altanzul

General Authority for Development of Persons with Disabilities, MN
About Gantaikhuu
Gantaikhuu Altanzul is a Labour Exchange Specialist at the General Authority for Development of Persons with Disabilities in Mongolia. She has a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Relations and Communication from the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of the Humanities, Mongolia.
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Abstract

Purpose: An evaluation of a disability equality training (DET) programme, based on the social model of disability, was conducted to explore the changes in the participants’ attitudes and behaviours in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Methods: This study is composed of two parts. First, the participants’ attitude changes during DET sessions were examined through a descriptive quantitative and qualitative analysis of questionnaires and related documents. Second, the behavioural changes at the organisational and individual levels, the impact on society, and related factors were explored by quantitative and qualitative analysis of good practice cases: 39 participants were selected through purposive sampling and semi-structured interviews were conducted.

Results: It was found that most participants adopted the social model perspective within these sessions. A qualitative content analysis of the good practice cases also found that the majority of participants attempted to change their social environments after the sessions. Thematic analysis identified promotional factors, such as within-organisation dynamics and compatibility and barriers at the individual and organisational levels, which were associated with participants’ behaviours after DET sessions.

Conclusion: The implications of these findings are discussed in connection with the strategic implementation of DET to promote disability-inclusive development. Future studies should examine the effectiveness of a strategy by considering the factors identified in this study and by using a reliable sample in various settings where DET sessions are conducted.

How to Cite: Higashida, M., Gereltuya, G. and Altanzul, G., 2020. Mixed-Methods Programme Evaluation of Disability Equality Training (DET) in Mongolia. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 31(3), pp.99–123. DOI: http://doi.org/10.47985/dcidj.412
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Published on 19 Dec 2020.

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