Realising Inclusive Education: forwarding a global agenda (INE0243)

Venue: Newcastle

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2002
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The challenge set by the Salamanca Declaration (UNESCO 1994) of creating more inclusive education systems highlighted a number of emerging issues and dilemmas for all national education systems. Despite the differences that exist between national contexts it is, however, clear that in resolving these dilemmas policy makers and practitioners are faced with a number of common issues. This seminar will bring together key policy makers from a range of national contexts in a forum in which these dilemmas can be reviewed and analysed. Presentations by leading international policy analysts and researchers in the field of inclusive education will serve as a focus for more in-depth analysis and discussion.

Issues to be addressed include:

What are the best strategies for ensuring the effective implementation of national policies at all levels?
What are the most effective ways of encouraging school and professional development in the field of inclusive education?
What lessons can be learnt about creating inclusive schools in the midst of diverse communities?
What strategies are most effective for improving practice to include marginalised groups?
In addition to the formal programme there will be opportunities to visit local schools, examine resources and participate in cultural visits.

Participant profile
Participants will include key policy makers in the field of inclusive education at national, regional or local levels, representatives from non-governmental organisations and voluntary agencies, and those responsible for teacher and school development.

Event Director
Alan Millward is Reader in Special Educational Needs and Co-director of the Special Educational Needs Research Centre at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a teacher with experience in mainstream and special schools, teacher education and policy analysis and development. Recently he was involved in research for the Department of Education and Skills. His work has also involved consultancy for national governments and international agencies. Currently, he is involved in research and development work exploring the relationship between schools' communities and economic and social regeneration.

Alan Dyson is Professor of Special Needs Education and Co-director of the Special Needs Research Centre at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also a teacher with considerable experience in mainstream and special schools, teacher education and policy analysis and development. He is a member of the government's National Advisory Group on Special Educational Needs and of the National Education Research Forum. He has also worked with TTA and Social Exclusion Unit task groups.

Expected contributors to the seminar will include:

Mel Ainscow
Professor of Inclusive Education, University of Manchester, England

Diane Fergusson
Professor of Education and Director of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement, University of Oregon, USA

Tony Gallagher
Professor of Education, Queens University, Belfast
Tim Brighouse
Director of Education, Birmingham LEA, England

Mike Oliver
Professor of Disability Studies, University of Greenwich, England

Chris Power
Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, England

List of contributors may be subject to change


Additional Information

Fully residential fee: £1450 The fee will include: 5 nights’ accommodation from Sunday night 22/9/2002 to Thursday night 26/9/2002 inclusive, in an ensuite bedroom all meals from dinner on Sunday evening 22/9/2002 to lunch on Friday 27/9/2002 full professional programme social programme (including opening reception) welcome and farewell packs (containing programme, speakers’ notes, local information etc) group photograph experienced Event Manager in daily attendance throughout the event emergency medical insurance.