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Global Perspectives of Inclusive Education ------Workshop on Chinese and We...
Mon, 15 May 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT
This workshop will focus on global perspectives towards inclusive education. International models will be explored with an emphasis on Western and Chinese approaches to inclusion. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in and learn from discussions regarding best practices and share their own experiences of the practicality of providing for all learners within the regular school system. This will be an interactive and engaging workshop where a range of pertinent issues regarding inclusive education will be explored. The workshop will be highly relevant to system administrators, school leaders, inclusive teachers, support staff from public and private school systems and research students.
Professor Chris Forlin will lead this workshop. Representatives from Alberta Education, school jurisdictions and professors in Inclusive Education will also provide overview of what is happening at provincial level. A consultation opportunity with the presenters in small groups will be available. Participants are welcome to dialogue with the presenters in a separate reception session following the workshop.
Professor Forlin is an international education consultant, researcher and Independent Public and Non-Government Schools' reviewer, based in Perth, Australia. Her research and publications focus on equity and diversity; change paradigms in education; education policy and practice; along with curricula and pedagogy for teacher education; with innovative research in working with systems, governments, and schools to establish sustainable inclusive education. Chris provides leadership in research in education reform for special and inclusive education in the Asia-Pacific region and has widespread extensive international experience in education working in the field of teacher education for more than 40 years. In 2013 Chris completed two major research projects for the Australian Government on a review of the best evidence in relation to theory and practice for inclusive education for students with disability across all jurisdictions. Chris also has over ten years’ experience working in Hong Kong and mainland China.