NYU Steinhardt News

Metro Center contributes to international equity conversations at CIES 2018

Evan M. Johnston, a Graduate Assistant with the Center for Policy, Research and Evaluation and a Steinhardt doctoral fellow, recently presented at the annual conference for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in Mexico City. His presentation, "Global Disability Screenings: Examining discrepancies in global disability prevalence rates from a critical perspective," addressed some of the questions and challenges in using universal functionality screening tools on children from different cultural-linguistic backgrounds. His work contributes to ongoing conversations about how to best identify and service children of diverse needs without overlooking sociocultural and historical contexts of who is considered "dis/abled."