Historically, inclusive education has focused on children with disabilities. The preconference seminar "Taking a broad view of inclusive education" will take a broader view of inclusive education to cover all diversities. Specifically, it will focus on gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, as well as disability. In leading the seminar, Dr Mitchell will draw mainly on his new book, Diversities in education: Effective ways to reach all learners (Routledge, 2017).
The seminar will be divided into five sections:
- What do we mean by inclusive education?
- Why should we have inclusive education?
- To what extent are children from different genders, socio-economic statuses, ethnicities and religion included or separated in education?
- What are the barriers to inclusive education?
- How can these barriers be overcome? Each section of the seminar will involve audience discussion and commentary from Dr Mitchell.
DATE AND VENUE
May 17, 2017, 9:30 - 12:00 CET
FORUM Zagreb Congress Centre, Room Buky
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
30 participants (postgraduate students + professionals)
Free of charge
May 8, 2017
Since the number of participants is limited, the priority list will be established on a first come - first served basis.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has over 200 publications, mainly in the fields of special and inclusive education. He has held visiting professorships in several countries and has presented lectures and workshops in 50 countries. His most recent consultancies with the New Zealand Ministry of Education include a review of the literature on wraparound models of services for students with severe behavioural and social difficulties and a review of educational adaptations for learners from low-socioeconomic families. In 2015 he reviewed international trends in the education of learners with special educational needs for the Victorian state government in Australia. His recent books are Contextualizing Inclusive Education (2005/2008) and What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education, Second edition (2014), both published by Routledge. The latter has been or will be translated into six languages. As well, he co-edited a book, Crises, Conflict and Disability: Ensuring Equality, (2014). His most recent book is Diversities in education: Effective ways to reach all learners, published by Routledge, which will be translated into Dutch, Danish and Swedish. In January 2017 professor David Mitchell has been awarded a high honour by the New Zealand Government for his work in inclusive education.