• Perkins International, Perkins International ELP

Karina Medina

Representative

Country

Argentina

Region

Latin America and the Caribbean

Graduate Status

ELP Class of 2014

About

Karina Elizabeth Medina is the representative for Argentina at Perkins School for the Blind International Programs. She lives in the province of Córdoba, the heart of the Argentine Republic. She began her career as a teacher for students with visual impairments, but quickly found her true passion for teaching children and teenagers with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. With 25 years of experience in the field of special education, she served as a teacher and director for 19 years at a special education school, and is a professor at two universities in the province of Córdoba where she specializes in teacher training and other related areas.

In 2008 she received her master’s degree in Differential Education with a specialization in Multiple Needs from the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences (UMCE) in Chile. In 2013 she received a degree in Special Education Management, while also enrolling in the Educational Leadership Program (ELP) of Perkins School for the Blind, graduating in 2014. After returning home she continued her studies by specializing in Educational Inclusion, which she concluded in 2017. She recently received her Doctorate in Education in 2023, for which she published a series of scientific papers about inclusive education. She is co-author of the book “Miradas y Voces de la Investigación Educativa VI” or “Looks and Voices of Educational Research VI”, Chapter 1 “Direct and leadership management in institutions of inclusive education” (2022). She participates in research about “Diversity and Inclusion” and “Early Childhood and Vulnerability” at the Catholic University of Córdoba (UCC).

Karina is convinced that education must offer experiences that can imprint on the emotional memory, that are fun and built by many. Since the start of her career she has been interested in creating inclusive opportunities for each student. All children and youths deserve to feel welcome and in school.

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