Realising Inclusive Education: forwarding a global agenda (INE0243)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2002||End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2002|
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.
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.
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:
Professor of Inclusive Education, University of Manchester, England
Professor of Education and Director of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement, University of Oregon, USA
Professor of Education, Queens University, Belfast
Director of Education, Birmingham LEA, England
Professor of Disability Studies, University of Greenwich, England
Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, England
List of contributors may be subject to change