INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & COMMUNITY
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CONFERENCE 2016
Monday 21 Nov Lunchtime
There will be an informal meeting of the Inclusive Education & Community Special Interest Group on Monday 21 November Lunchtime. All delegates with an interest in these areas are welcome to attend. More details and the venue will be announced later.
For more information on the conference in general and to Register for the conference, go to the conference webpage.
New research centre
On 17 February, the Equity Through Education Research Centre at Massey University held an inaugural symposium in Auckland. The symposium focused on identifying challenges and solutions for achieving equity through education and on identifying a future research and advocacy platform in New Zealand that will address these important challenges. The Symposium featured Professor Laura Lundy from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queens University in Belfast, Professor Chris Gallavin, the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor at Massey University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor John Symth, emeritus professor at Federation University Australia along with a group of students from Massey High School. The symposium also included round table conversations with practitioners, researchers NGOs and the Ministry of Education. All interested persons are invited to visit the Equity Through Education website and join this community: http://www.equitythrougheducation.nz/
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Aotearoa New Zealand: Promising Practices and Interesting Issues edited by Jill Bevan-Brown and Vijaya Dharan. The book was written by students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching endorsed in ASD and was based on their practical experiences during the programme. They hope that their accounts of promising interventions and challenging issues will motivate teachers to try new ideas and interventions. Further information about this book can be found here:
Student perspectives on learning and teaching: Informing inclusive practice edited by Jude McArthur & Jeanette Berman (Sense Publishers). This book examines a range of educational practices incorporating a strong student voice throughout so is one to look out for. Many of our SIG members have contributed chapters in this book. It is to be published later this year.
The Inclusive Education and Community SIG was launched at the AGM on 3 December 2014.
The purpose of the Inclusive Education and Community Special Interest Group is to further the agenda of equity in education through research, collaboration and practice. The Inclusive Education and Community SIG provides opportunities for NZARE members working in the area to come together as an active network of researchers, students, policy makers and practitioners to engage in critical discussions about any aspect of inclusive communities and the social and educational opportunities available to all. Specifically, the SIG aims to:
- Provide a forum for networking in the area of Inclusive Education and Community
- Strengthen educational research in the area of Inclusive Education and Community
- Create formal links with relevant SIGS internationally working in the area of Inclusive Education and Community
- Support senior educational research students in the area of Inclusive Education and Community
- Promote seminars and workshops on topical issues in the area of Inclusive Education and Community
If you have any suggestions for collaborative research, activities, or events that you feel this SIG could look at then please contact us. We also intend to put up a membership list of this SIG. This could prove useful for future research collaborations or Thesis examiners.
If you are not a member, contact email@example.com to join.
Co-convenors of the Inclusive Education SIG are
Roseanna Bourke, Massey University Contact
Alison Kearney, Massey University, Contact