Asia MLE WG is organising the 4th International Conference on Language Education - Multilingual Education for ALL in Asia Pacific: Policies, practices and processes
6-8 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand
For further information, please visit the conference website:
21st Conference of the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disability
7-11 October 2013 in New Delhi, India
For further information, please visit the conference website: www.afid2013.in/registration-fee-for-indian-delegates.html
29th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
Date: April 29 - 30, 2013
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu
Conference Theme: "Being in Community"
You can't miss the 29th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity, 2013: Being in Community, April 29th & 30th, 2013 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Formally called the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, Pacrim is one of the world's top rated international educational offerings. The 2013 Call for Proposals will be open from August 1, 2012 through December 14, 2012. We want your proposals. We are looking for your creative ideas to build the just, sustainable and inclusive future we all want.
You can also e-mail or telephone (808)956-7539.
MA Educational Leadership and Inclusion
This MA programme provides students with the opportunity to engage critically with theory, research and practice in the field of special and inclusive education within the context of leadership and school improvement. The programme deliberately sets out to explore a range of different perspectives. Students have opportunities to observe school practice and to carry out their own research projects in schools. In this way the programme addresses global issues of inclusion, while at the same time enabling students to engage with, and study, the ways in which governments, local authorities, schools and local communities can reduce barriers to participation and learning for all children. Students have included: teachers, deputy head teachers, education advisers, parents and teaching assistants.
Entry Requirements: Applicants will be graduates of an approved university, have an approved teaching qualification and teaching experience.
Registration is in September each year, and the course is either 1 year full-time, or 2-3 years part-time. If you would like any further information, please contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs. Su Smith:
School of Education
University of Manchester
Office tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3463/3286
Office fax: +44 (0) 161 275 3528
The Programme Director of the MA programme is Susie Miles, who continues to play a consultancy role in EENET, and there are strong links between EENET and the MA programme.
International Conference on Inclusive Education organized by Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE)
Date: 15 - 17 February, 2013
Venue: Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Conference theme: Meeting challenges of inclusive education
The following are the sub-themes that will be addressed in the conference:
- Equity, access & social inclusion
- Curriculum and pedagogical reforms for inclusive education
- Teacher education (pre-service and in-service) reforms for education
- Educational leadership, assessment and reflective practice for inclusive education
- Collaborative practices among institutions
- Good practices: case studies of successful inclusive education
- Rehabilitation for inclusive education
EENET CIC Annual General Meeting
Date: 3rd November 2012
Venue: Luther King House, Manchester
EENET CIC is the income generating wing of EENET - it raises funds, mainly through consultancy work, to help achieve EENET's global networking and influencing work.
A CIC is a Community Interest Company - it raises money to support work in its chosen 'community', and any profits it makes are used for this 'community work'. CICs have directors, but they also have members - and members have a significant role in helping to govern the organisation. For instance, they can vote on major decisions about the CIC's development and directorship.
EENET CIC will hold its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members on Saturday 3rd November 2012 (09.30 to 17.00).
Who can attend?
Anyone who has registered as a member of EENET CIC can attend the AGM. If you are not yet a member, find out more about EENET CIC membership, and download the application form. There is a small membership fee, but also an option for free membership for those who are unable to pay the fee.
Does it cost anything to attend the AGM?
There is no fee for attending the AGM, although you do have to be a member (which involves a fee - see above). We will provide free tea/coffee at the AGM, but we cannot afford to provide lunch, so you will need to buy lunch from the venue's café, or bring you own lunch. You will also need to pay for your travel costs to Manchester. If you need accommodation, the venue offers bed and breakfast at very reasonable prices: www.lutherkinghouse.co.uk
Programme for the AGM
The detailed agenda for the AGM will be shared with members closer to the event. However, it will include
- opportunities to learn more about EENET's networking and information sharing activities and EENET CIC's consultancy activities
- discussions about ideas for future work and how best to support inclusive education stakeholders through information, networking and consultancy activities
- a chance to vote on any major decisions that may be pending.
We will also arrange a short seminar or workshop on a useful inclusive education issue - offering members a chance to look in more detail at, and exchange their experiences on, a particular topic. Your suggestions for the theme of this mini-workshop are very welcome!
If you want to attend the AGM ...
If you are not already a member, Ingrid will assist you in registering as a member, so that you will be eligible to attend the AGM. If you are already a member, she will add you to the AGM participants list and send you further details. Ingrid will also answer any other queries you may have about the AGM or EENET CIC membership.
The Southern African Association for Learning and Educational Differences (SAALED) in association with the UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development
Date: 1 - 6 July 2013
Venue: Wits School of Education, Johannesburg, South Africa
Conference theme: Making education inclusive by identifying and dismantling exclusionary pressures and practices in education and considering ways of achieving inclusion
56th ICET World Assembly - University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dates: 8-9 July 2012 (pre-conference workshop) and 10-12 July 2012 (main conference)
Location: University of Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana
This year's World Assembly represents a unique opportunity to:
- Internationalize your research and teacher education program via a global teacher education forum connecting thought leaders from developed and developing countries
- Meet the leaders and decision makers of key African education organizations in one convenient location
- Connect with members of Educational International's "Global Network for Teaching Quality and Effectiveness" who will meet at Cape Coast during the ICET World Assembly
- Participate in a pre-conference Workshop: Quality and Effectiveness: Using Open Educational Resources in Teacher Education Course Design (July 8 and 9)
- Complete professional development recognized by a North American Institute of faculty development
Paper proposals are due by March 15, 2012.
- Leadership for Learning and Instruction
- Sustainable Teacher Education for the 21st Century
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Teaching and Instruction
- Educating Learners with Special Needs: New Trends
- Assessment, Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Download more details of the programme and venue from the link on our home page.
Consultation Seminar on Child Marriage
Date: 12th March 2012 (09.45 to 14.00)
This consultation seminar is organised by Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (FORWARD), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and EENET. The event will provide a platform for information sharing, discussion and insights into on-going programmes and interventions to address child marriage. It will benefit policy makers, programme staff, students and researchers working on international development in the areas of human rights, violence against women and girls, and children's rights.
Child marriage and education issues are very closely linked, so if you have experience and interest in using education to prevent child marriage, and in ensuring that child marriage does not deny girls their right to a quality education, you may find this a useful seminar.
The event is free to attend, but places will be limited.
Download more details of the programme and venue.
The Future of Inclusive Education: Future Bright or Future in Crisis?
The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds invites you to attend a one-day conference to debate the future of Inclusive Education in the UK.
Date and Time: Monday 2nd April, registration 9.30 -10.00am, close of conference 4.30pm.
Venue: Weetwood Hall Hotel & Conference Centre, University of Leeds, Otley Rd, Leeds, LS16 5PS.
Registration Fee: £50 to waged; and free for unwaged delegates.
In 2011 the new Government in the UK announced its desire to 'remove the bias towards inclusion'. This has sparked fears for the future of inclusive education in the UK.
Here at the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds, we believe that now is the time to bring together all those who are committed to the ideal of inclusive education, to take stock of progress to date here in the UK, celebrate the successes, highlight the challenges/barriers, share our fears for the future and unite in our hopes and aspirations.
It is time for a new Manifesto for Inclusive Education! And we need to write this together!
Guest speakers will include young disabled people and their parents, Tara Flood (leading activist and Director of the Alliance for Inclusive Education) and Prof. Len Barton (Emeritus Professor of Inclusive Education, University of London and leading academic in the field).
There will be a short performance from Musical ARC, a group that runs workshops for schools with the aim of breaking down barriers and challenging perceptions about disability, whilst creating music.
Delegates will be invited to take part in workshop activities during the afternoon, to share their views/thoughts about inclusive education.
If you would like to attend this event then please contact Marie Johnson ( or tel: 0113 343 4407) to book your place.
Please note: the venue is fully accessible. Please book early to ensure a place - these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
28th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity
"Living to Our Complete Potential"
March 26 & 27, 2012
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815-1513
The 28th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity (Pac Rim) will bring together a diverse international gathering of academics, community leaders, self-advocates, specialists and officials to Honolulu, Hawaii on March 26-27, 2012. The conference aims to inspire, educate and illuminate - with over 18 topic areas, 200 presentations and several institutes, the programs is fertile ground for dialogue and exchange while 'pushing the envelope' to ensure all human beings can live to their complete potential. Each year the conference hews to its traditional areas which have bread much of the interdisciplinary research and educational advances of the last three decades. But each year new topics are introduced to foment discussion and change. The intent is to harness the tremendous synergy as generated by the intermingling of these diverse perspectives, thus, creating a powerful program which impacts each individual participant in his or her own unique way. We invite you to visit our website and find out more about the topic areas, registration and the call for proposals at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu This event is hosted by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), at the University of Hawaii.
The Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
March 24 & 25, 2012
Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Pacific Rim International Forum, a Pacific Rim International Conference pre-event, highlights the potential to transform lives and communities through the theoretical and practical application of human rights norms and standards. The 2012 Forum seeks to engage participants in a lively discussion on key areas which support and facilitate the realization of fundamental human rights for millions of persons with disabilities, as expressed in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This event is hosted by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), at the University of Hawaii.
Center on Disability Studies
1776 University Ave UA 4-6
Honolulu, HI 96822
Conference Announcement and First Call for Papers
Date: 21-23 October 2011 (+ pre-conference workshops 18-20 October)
Place: Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Organisers: Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey - International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 15 April 2011
SIGN5 will take place on 21-23 October 2011 at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. This is the fifth conference in the series, and it is being hosted in Turkey for the first time.
The aims of the SIGN5 conference are:
- To broaden the international research base in sign language linguistics and Deaf Studies.
- To bring together experienced researchers and promising junior researchers in the areas of sign languages and Deaf Studies at an international level.
- To encourage the potential for increasing transnational cooperation in research on sign languages and Deaf Studies.
- To include a special regional focus on Turkey as part of the conference.
- To provide full accessibility to the conference for Deaf sign language users.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite contributions to SIGN5 as follows:
A. Paper presentations
Session 1: Sign language and linguistics
- Studies on any aspect of linguistic structure with respect to individual sign languages or cross-linguistic comparative sign language studies.
- Research on undocumented or under-documented sign languages (incl. minority sign languages, village sign languages, sign languages in developing countries, dialects, etc.).
- Reports on emerging sign language linguistics in regions without substantial previous research on sign languages.
- International sign language research cooperation (bi- and multilateral, models, networks, implementation).
- Sign language research tools, technologies and methodologies (e.g. corpus, transcription tools, databases, fieldwork resources) Sign language endangerment and the emergence of new sign languages.
- Ethical issues in sign language research.
Session 2: Community, Culture and Deaf Education
- Sociolinguistic and anthropological studies
- Country reports on the community and culture of Deaf people
- Relationships between sign language researchers and Deaf communities
- Policy development for sign languages, Deaf communities, and Deaf education
- Education of the deaf (methodologies, bilingualism, the role of sign language in Deaf education, and the like).
- Sign language interpreting and related issues.
Special session: Sign Language, Linguistics and Deaf communities in Turkey.
- Sign language linguistics in Turkey (project reports, resource development, sign linguistics research, dictionaries, video materials development, etc)
- New developments, emerging research, and their impact on Deaf communities
- Government policies and Deaf advocacy on sign language recognition and linguistic rights of Deaf people
- Education of the Deaf in Turkey (reflections on problems, research based implementation plans, etc.)
- Research and regional cooperation in Turkey.
Workshops can relate to any of the above topics in any of the three sessions. Submissions must demonstrate clearly that there will be an interactive element in the workshop, which will involve the workshop participants. This can include activities such as hands-on training, panel discussion, guided group work, interactive demonstration sessions, and the like. Sessions consisting of a presentation-style format only are not acceptable as workshop submissions and should be submitted as presentations.
We encourage submissions by groups of people, but submissions by individuals are possible. Submissions for double slots (2 hours) should specify the structure of the workshop (e.g. 30 minutes introductory presentations, 60 minutes hands-on training, 10 minute break, 20 minutes participant feedback).
SLOTS for presentations in all sessions are 50 minutes (presenters should aim at 40 minutes presentation and 10 minutes questions/discussion). Slots for workshops are either 50 minutes (single slot) or 2 hours (double slot).
CONFERENCE LANGUAGES are International Sign (IS) and Turkish Sign Language (Turk Isaret Dili, TID); the languages of written communication are English and Turkish. Presentations must be in International Sign or in Turkish Sign Language. Prospective participants who are not fluent in IS or TID should contact the organising committee ( ) about the availability of voiceover interpreting for the audience.
SUBMISSIONS should be in International Sign or Turkish Sign Language. If you are unable to submit a signed abstract, e.g. for technical reasons, we can exceptionally accept your abstract in English or Turkish. Submissions are limited to two abstracts per person as single and/or joint author. Submission options are:
- Send a video submission of max. 5 minutes in International Sign or Turkish Sign Language as email attachment to
- Use a web-based service such as yousendit or dropbox to share your video file with
- Post your video submission to the iSLanDS Institute postal address:
International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies
Livesey House - LH213
University of Central Lancashire
PRESTON PR1 2HE
We can deal with all common video standards.
- For submitting in English or Turkish, email your abstract (500 words maximum) to
Full fee: US$ 100.-
Student fee: US$ 50.- With fee waiver: FREE
Fees include admission to all sessions during the pre-conference workshops and the conference, the conference pack, and refreshments in the breaks. Application guidelines for fee waivers will be posted separately.
To register for the conference, please email , or go to the conference website to download a registration form.
The local organising committee will assist participants with booking accommodation near the campus, particularly for international participants. Please contact email@example.com. Costs for rooms start from ca. US$ 50.- per person per night.
It is likely that some financial support will be available to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs (both full and partial support). Application guidelines for financial support applications will be posted separately.
The pre-conference workshops will focus on teaching a short course in International Sign (IS) to sign language users who are not familiar with IS, as well as covering other preparatory issues in advance of the conference.
DEADLINES AND CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Submission of abstracts: 15 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 09 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration: 03 June 2011
Deadline for fee waiver applications: 03 June 2011
Deadline for registration: 01 October 2011
- Robert Adam, University College London, UK
- Prof. Onno Crasborn, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
- Cesar Ernesto Ernesto Escobedo Delgado, National Mexican Union of the Deaf
- Hasan Dikyuva, Gazi University, Turkey and University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Okan Kubus, Hamburg University, Germany
- Prof. Sumru Özsoy, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
- Sunil Sahasrabudhe, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
- Prof. Erin Wilkinson, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Sandra Wood, University of Virginia, USA
- Prof. Ulrike Zeshan, University of Central Lancashire, UK
For further details, see the SIGN5 conference website at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/journalism_media_communication/islands/sign5.php
Exploring Inclusive Education: An EENET workshop
12 - 16 September 2011 (arrival on 11 September) Bandung, Indonesia
Price: £495 GBP per person (incudes workshop tuition fees, accommodation for 5 nights, and meals)
This workshop is the second in a series offered by EENET's consultancy branch, EENET CIC. The first workshop was held in Kenya in October 2010 and was very popular.
- An in-depth look at the concept of inclusive education and how we can make it happen in reality.
- Identifying barriers to inclusion and exploring solutions, building on what already exists.
- Using action research as a tool for inclusive education implementation.
- School visit and debrief sessions.
The workshop will use participatory learning methods. The facilitators will use games and activities to create a fun learning environment. Methods will include:
- working in groups, pairs and as individuals
- using images, videos, diagrams and photographs
- developing and sharing case studies based on participants' experiences
- school visit (to be confirmed)
- optional one-to-one support/advice surgeries with the facilitators
- 'market place' sessions where participants can network and share their ideas.
The workshop will enable participants to deepen their understanding of inclusive education, meet and share ideas with others working in similar situations, and learn new techniques which they can use in their own work.
This workshop is open to anyone. However, we anticipate that it will be of most benefit and interest to:
- Field-level and management-level staff from national and international NGOs working on education and seeking to develop or improve their inclusive education focus.
- Teacher trainers wishing to develop or improve pre-service and in-service training around inclusive teaching practices.
- Experienced teachers, who already specialise in working with students with disabilities or with learning and behavioural difficulties, and who want to find out more about inclusive education so they can encourage and support their colleagues to be more inclusive.
You can find more information in the workshop information sheet.
To request a booking form and find out more about prices and payment, contact:
Ingrid Lewis, EENET CIC Director
Fax: +44 (0)1457 763356
SMS: +44 (0)7929 326564
There will be a limited number of places.
Please book early to avoid disappointment!
Values into Action: Making alliances to develop education
Date: Monday 23 May
Time: 2011 10am - 4pm
Place: Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
A one day conference to mark the publication of the revised edition of the Index for Inclusion: Developing learning and participation in schools, by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow.
For more details, see the attached conference flyer or go to the CSIE website at: http://www.csie.org.uk/bookingform.shtml
International Conference - Inclusive Education : Challenges and Responses
27th November 2010
Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi - Indi
Padma Bhushan G.P. Chopraji, President, DAV College Managing Committee will preside over the event / function. Dayanand Institute of Management & Research has been organizing an annual conferences on issues related to the curriculum management, developmental challenges and education policies.
Erasmus Mundus MA Special and Inclusive Education - application deadline for students and scholars 30 November 2020
The programme is fully funded for the full duration of 16 months. The entry criteria is a degree which doesn't have to be in education. Scholars (these are people with doctorates or professorships) spend 3 months in one or more of the three partner countries and they get a full scholarship for this period as well.
The details of the programme, are now available at: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/admissions/erasmusmundus/special-and-inclusive-education/index.html
The deadline for applications is 30 November and the selection will be made in January 2011.
For further information, please contact Danielle Ladley, the Programme Administrator at:
telephone: 020 8392 3702.
Exploring Inclusive Education: An EENET workshop
25-28 October 2010
In response to demand, EENET is now offering workshops for education practitioners, policy-makers and funders on the theme of inclusive education. The workshops will be run through EENET CIC (EENET's consultancy branch).
- to provide education practitioners with a 'quick tour' of inclusive education
- to explore specific aspects of inclusive education in more detail
- to enable participants to reflect on and share their own ideas and experiences.
- Core modules for all participants - looking generally at the concept of inclusive education and how we can make it happen.
- Other modules to choose from, e.g.:
- Using action research in the development of inclusive education
- Using participatory photography in inclusive education research, implementation and evaluation
- Disability and inclusive education
- Gender and inclusive education
- Developing/improving teacher training on inclusive education
- Advocating for education policy change and development.
- Methodology for the workshop: participatory activities, group work, using images and photography, one-to-one advice, etc.
- Language: English.
- £460 (GB pounds), which includes:
- Full-board accommodation for 4 nights
- Workshop tuition fees and one-to-one advice
- Workshop/reading materials.
- Deposit required to secure your place.
- Please read full terms and conditions on the information sheet.
- Please read the information sheet before booking.
- If you want to book a place, send an email with the subject line "Mombasa IE Workshop" to , or call/SMS +44 (0)7929 326 564.
- You will be sent an application form and payment details.
PO Box 399
ISEC 2010: Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress: Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Practice
Date: 2-5 August 2010
Venue: Queen's University Belfast
For more information please visit the ISEC 2010 website at: http://www.isec2010.org/
People Potential: Workshops for Active Learning and Play
People Potential (based in Hampshire, UK) runs short courses on the design of educational materials. See www.peoplepotential.org.uk for details.
We all use tools to enhance our lives and make daily living tasks easier. These 'tools' range from knives for preparing food to soap for washing ourselves. Similarly 'tools' can enhance a child's learning process. We could probably manage to cut bread with a penknife, but would cut a far neater slice with a bread knife. It is important that tools are designed for a specific purpose. Teaching tools should also be specially designed for their intended purpose. The inclusion of disabled children in mainstream schools or kindergartens gives a new impetus to designing materials to meet the needs of all learners and this often leads to better classroom management.
Teaching materials, games and toys designed at People Potential workshops reflect local interests and cultural values, and are therefore different from commercial products. Creative solutions are more easily found when looking at the problem through many different eyes. Designing in a group is highly recommended because new ideas are created, useful material produced and everyone has fun!
ICED 2010: International Congress on the Education of the Deaf
Date: 18-22 July 2010
Venue: Vancouver, Canada
For more information please visit the ICED 2010 website at: http://www.iced2010.com/
Towards inclusion: being with others
Third Erasmus Mundus Special Education Needs International Conference (EMSENIC)
Date: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2010
Venue: Roehampton University, London
The third EMSENIC conference will bring together professionals and researchers from a diverse range of settings who have an interest in Special and Inclusive Education and who are seeking to develop sustainable policy and practice for inclusion in local, national and international contexts.
The conference will enable participants to share and explore ideas through papers and presentations framed by the central theme of "being with others". This may be interpreted widely by conference presenters according to their diverse interests, experiences and perspectives.
The conference is both an opportunity to engage with different ideas and perspectives and an opportunity to develop personal and professional links by being with colleagues from different cultures, countries and communities.
For more details download the conference flyer and the accommodation details.
Multilingualism and Education: Global practices, challenges and the way forward
Date: 22-23 July 2010
Venue: Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Organisers: Kenyatta University and the University of Pennsylvania
This conference will bring together researchers, professionals, classroom practitioners, policy makers and language specialists interested in issues that relate to multilingualism, education and linguistic diversity as a global phenomena. Papers at the conference are expected to range from presentation of research findings to analysis of practice.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th December 2009
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 30th January 2010
Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th March 2010
- Language policies and language choice in a multilingual education context
- Linguistic challenges in a multilingual set-up
- Benefits of mother-tongue education in early childhood
- Teaching methodologies in multilingual education
- Multilingualism in education in Africa: Reality on the ground
- Multilingual education and IT/computing
- Models for multi-literacy, multilingual, multimodal practices
- Benefits of multilingualism in education
- Socio-cultural issues, multilingualism and special language needs/disorders.
Participants from Africa: Kshs. 4,000
Rest of the World: 150 USD
Abstracts not exceeding 300 words (excluding references) should be sent via e-mail as a Word attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by 15 December 2009.
The document should contain presentation title, the abstract, and preference for poster or paper presentation. Please DO NOT include information identifying the author(s) in the email attachment. Author(s) information including name, affiliation and e-mail address(es) should be detailed in the body of the email.
Contact person at Kenyatta University:
Martin C. Njoroge, PhD
Department of English & Linguistics
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Tel. 254208710901 ext 57338
Effective Leadership and Management in Inclusive Schools: International Conference
Date: 3-6 May 2010
Venue: Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
- Effective leadership and management in inclusive education
- Effective inclusive schools
- Effective inclusion in preschools / primary / secondary schools / higher education
- Gender in inclusive education
- Race / ethnicity in inclusive education
- Religion in inclusive education
- Diversity and individual differences
- Effective policy and practice in inclusion
- Children's rights, voices and participation in inclusion
- Collaboration, sharing and capacity-building to promote inclusion
- Bilingualism in inclusion
- Special educational needs in inclusive preschools / primary / secondary schools / higher education
For more information see: http://www.egitim.selcuk.edu.tr/elmis2010/
Or email: or
Reclaiming the Right to Learn in One's Own Language
First Philippine Conference-Workshop on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
Date: 18-20 February 2010
Venue: Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Organisers: Department of Education, Region XI; 170+ Talaytayan MLE; SIL International; Save the Children; Translators Association of the Philippines; Philippine Normal University; Capitol University.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2009
Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance: 15 December 2009
Submission of full paper: 20 January 2010
Guidelines for the submission of abstracts
- An author is limited to one individual abstract and one joint abstract.
- The first page of the submission should contain the name of the author or authors, affiliations, e-mail address, postal address and the designated topic of the parallel sessions.
- The second page should contain the abstract not exceeding 250 words, including the bibliography, but should not contain any marks identifiable to the author or authors.
- The submission should be written in any of the Philippine languages, in Filipino or in English. If written in Filipino or in a Philippine language, we will require an English version of the abstract for the evaluators.
- The abstract should be submitted to email@example.com and shall be duly acknowledged.
- All paper readers shall be entitled to 30 minutes presentation. The presentation can be rendered in any Philippine language, in Filipino or in English, or in a bilingual fashion, provided the author shall be responsible for providing the translation(s). NO FULL PAPER, NO PRESENTATION.
Topics for parallel sessions
- Reading, writing and comprehension in the L1 across disciplines
- Teaching science, math and social studies in a multicultural/multilingual framework
- Story telling and other learning strategies in the L1 and in the L2
- Developing quality and culturally sensitive MLE materials
- Language-in-education policy and practice in a multicultural society
- What makes a Philippine language (and what makes English)?
- Language documentation and data preservation
- No vocabulary? The intellectualization issue about Philippine languages
- Case studies in mother tongue instruction in the Philippines and in other countries
- Sign languages in the Philippines the education of the differently-abled
- Community-based school management and MLE
- Endangered languages and their revitalization
- MLE and peace education
Conference registration fee: P3,500 (10% discount for those who register on or before 8 January 2010)
For questions, email:For updates and more info: www.mlephilippines.org
Making the School Effective for All: International Conference on Child Friendly Inclusive Education
Date: 7-8 January 2010
Venue: Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Organisers: The British Council Dhaka, Plan Bangladesh, Save the Children Sweden-Denmark, and Sight Savers International
Deadline for submitting abstracts: extended to 31 October 2009
Details of sub themes, paper submission, registration and other relevant information are available from:
Email queries to Prof.Nazmul Haq:
BAICE Research Student Workshop on Professional Developmentin International and Comparative Education
Date: Thursday 14 January 2010
Venue: University of Sussex
The BAICE workshop will provide a unique opportunity for BAICE student members to reflect on and discuss career development issues with colleagues who share a professional interest in international and comparative education.
The workshop will cover:
- Career options - both academic and non-academic
- Review of current skills and experience
- Your professional aspirations and creating a plan for career development
- How to find professional opportunities
- Effective self-presentation in CVs, on-line profiles and job applications
In active participative sessions you will have the opportunity to reflect on your career development to date and focus on some plans for the future.
Workshop facilitation: Catherine Reynolds, Career Development Adviser, Careers and Employability Centre, University of Sussex
This conference is offered in conjunction with the BAICE Research Student Conference, which is being held on Friday 15 January 2010 at the University of Sussex, on the theme:
'Linking practice to theory and theory to practice: Theorising methodologies, methods and issues in post-graduate research in international and comparative education'.
The workshop and conference are designed as two independent events, although BAICE student members are encouraged to participate in both.
These events are FREE to BAICE student members.
BAICE Research Student Conference
Linking Practice to Theory and Theory to Practice: Theorising methodologies, methods and issues in post-graduate research in international and comparative education
Date: Friday 15 January 2010
Venue: University of Sussex
Keynote presentation: Professor Leon Tikly, University of Bristol
Call for papers:
Research students in the field of international and comparative education are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations relating to the conference theme. Submissions for longer panel presentations and workshops will also be considered.
Potential topics for papers include (but are not restricted to):
- Epistemology: what is knowledge?
- Researcher identity/Identity
- Insider/outsider - researching within/across cultures
- Power in the research process
- Ethical issues
- Representing research: writing up
Email abstracts of up to 300 words to Paul Fean by: 4 December 2009.
This conference is offered in conjunction with the BAICE Research Student Workshop on Professional Development, which is being held on Thursday 14 January at the University of Sussex. The workshop and conference are designed as two independent events, although BAICE student members are encouraged to participate in both.
These events are FREE to BAICE student members.
Education without Exclusion
Date: 25-27 November 2009
Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany
Organisers: Disability and Development Cooperation (bezev), Enablement/Netherlands, Handicap International, Kindernothilfe
Deadline for registration: 9 November 2009
Event details (PDF 2mb)
Registration form (PDF 41kb)
For more information, contact: ; tel +49 (0) 201/ 17 88 963, fax +49 (0) 201/ 17 89 026
Play your part to promote inclusion in Rwanda
Come and join Handicap International's education team in Rwanda!
19th - 30th August 2009
What the 2008 participants had to say:
"Superb from day one", "It was truly amazing".
- EXCHANGE your expertise:
Enjoy exchanging your favourite teaching tips
- LEARN from disabled children:
Visit disabled children and their families in local communities
- SHARE their lives:
Experience a unique week in a Rwandan school
Inclusion Rwanda - Learning and achieving together
Take part in Inclusion Rwanda and work alongside teachers and disabled children in our Inclusive Education project. Your skills will make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the world.
The aim of Inclusion Rwanda is for UK teachers to work in local mainstream and special schools alongside local teaching staff. Other activities will include the chance to meet with representatives of local Disabled People's Organisations and those involved in the education process.
You will be part of an organized group of a maximum of 15 motivated teachers.
Where: Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa
When: 19th - 30th August 2009
Who: Participants should have a minimum of two years' professional experience in a mainstream or special school learning environment OR experience of working with disabled children. Handicap International welcomes applications from disabled teachers.
How: This trip is self-funded. Advice and support on raising sponsorship are available on request.
Cost: £1,500 (includes international flights to and from London; accommodation, food and local travel in Rwanda; translators). Not included in the price are travel to and from London airport, travel insurance, visa (not applicable to UK citizens), vaccinations, personal spending money and sightseeing activities.
Deadline for applications: 29th May 2009
For more information
To apply, visit us online at www.handicap-international.org.uk and download the registration form. Alternatively contact Beatrice on + 44 (0)870 7743737 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
About Handicap International
Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in disability and development. Our vision is of a world where all 650 million disabled people can fully access and exercise their human rights. Handicap International is member of the Global Campaign for Education.
In Rwanda, our Inclusive Education project aims to increase the number of disabled children accessing quality and relevant education. Currently education for disabled children is mainly offered in segregated environments such as special schools and centres. The project aims to build the capacity of local partners working with disabled children to provide advice, support and information to the community on inclusion in local schools. Home school links are also strengthened by regular home visits in which parents, families and siblings receive information and advice about disability and education issues.
Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Inclusive Education: What Works for Disabled Children? Developing Evidence-based Policy in the South
A one-day international workshop for practitioners and decision-makers
Thursday 6th September 2007
ORT House Conference Centre, London
9am-5.30pm, followed by a Networking Reception
Price: £60 (£35 for students)
This one-day International Workshop will showcase concrete examples of good practice for including children with disabilities in education. Field professionals from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Rwanda will present innovative and successful projects from the South. International inclusive education experts, such as Susie Miles, Evariste Karangwa, Micheline Mason and Mimi Lusli will open the event with key note speeches.
The event is intended for decision / policy-makers in the North and South, practitioners involved in delivering education projects, donors, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions.
This event consists of three consecutive workshop sessions (several subjects available per slot) that will enable our facilitators to cover a wide range of Inclusive Education hot topics, including:
- Accessibility in Schools
- Art towards Inclusion
- Debates Around Transition Classes as an Approach to Inclusive Education
- Disability and Inclusive Policy
- Engaging with Ministries of Education
- Practical Collaboration across Disciplines (social, health and education workers)
- Specialist Schools as Resources
- Teacher Training
Following the event, models and examples will be documented to share learning among participants.
Please click here to download the registration form (pdf 602k).
Closing date for registration: 27th July 2007.
For further information, please visit www.handicap-international.org.uk.
Contact person: Isabelle Cartoux
Telephone: 0870 7743737
Mainstreaming Education for Children with Disabilities
A course focusing on educational approaches, techniques and methods for teaching children with disabilities, adaptation of school, classroom, teaching and learning aids and co-curricular activities, assistive devices, referral services and individual education plan.
Suitable for: Supervisors involved in education programmes, teachers and parents
Duration: 18-23 December 2006 (6 days)
Last date of registration: 1 December 2006
Course fees: Residential: Tk. 5995/- Non-Residential: Tk. 5395/-
Contact: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), D-55/3, Talbag, Savar, Dhaka-1340, Bangladesh. Tel: +880 2 7711379/ 7711467. Mobile:+ 0173 021695. Telefax: +880 2 7711467 (ext.207). E-mail: . Website: www.cdd.org.bd
Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a leading disability resource organisation working to promote equal rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Developing Inclusive Schools - Second International Conference
Moscow, 18-20 November 2005
Inclusive Education conference organised by Stichting Perspectief
31 October - 2 November 2005, The Netherlands
Click here for more details. This conference will have focus on experiences from The Netherlands and New Zealand.
International Conference for Sign Language Interpreters
31 October - 2 November 2005, Worcester, South Africa
This conference will be unique in its endeavour to bring together Sign Language interpreters from across the world. Organisers are interested in obtaining papers which reflect the breadth and variety of interpreting experience, and in sharing new thoughts on interpreter training. Abstracts (in Word for Windows format) should be submitted by 4 April 2005. They should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 300 words, and be accompanied by the author's contact details and short biography. Full papers will only be required after acceptance of an abstract and not to be more than 3000 words, including references. Submission date will be no later than 4 th July 2005.
To send an abstract, email Liz Scott Gibson at:
or by mail to:
Liz Scott Gibson
Deaf Action Head Office
49 Albany Street
Inclusion and the Removal of Barriers to Learning, Participation and Development: Inclusive and Child Friendly Schools Emerging in Asia
International Symposium to be held in Indonesia, 26-29 September 2005
For more information:
Download leaflet in PDF (152k)
P.O. Box 1365 JKS
Disability: A Global Perspective on Rights to Education and Livelihoods
Bangkok, October 2005
Conference organised by Leonard Cheshire International and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP)
In October academics and practitioners from around the world will come together in an active forum for debate and dissemination of knowledge on issues of Education for All and the Economic Empowerment of people with disabilities. The Conference will launch a series of global annual meetings on disability, and aims to support the United Nation's efforts to realise the goal of the Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Disabled People.
ISEC 2005 - Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity ?
1-4 August 2005
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
ISEC 2005 is a forum for understanding the principles and practices of developing educational systems that include all students, whatever their age and their need for support. This prestigious international conference is a platform for practitioners and academics with an interest in inclusive education. The conference is an opportunity for people involved in inclusive and supportive education around the world to:
- hear about best practice and new ideas.
- share knowledge and information.
- extend and consolidate networks.
Keynote speakers include:
- Elliot Eisner (Stanford University)
- Mel Ainscow (Manchester University)
- Jeff Sigafoos (University of Texas)
- Windyz Ferreira (Paraíba University)
- Yunying Chen (China National Institute for Educational Research)
- Roy McConkey (University of Ulster)
The delegate fee is £250 if you book before 31 March 2005 and £290 thereafter.
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and is well served by international airports and convenient road and rail links. The city is a major tourist destination and has been described as 'the finest specimen of Victorian architecture in Europe'. Glasgow benefits from internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, outstanding shopping and superb bars and restaurants. It is also at the gateway to some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery.
The University of Strathclyde was founded as a place of useful learning, to make higher education available to all, and to combine excellence with relevance. It provides high-quality education to all of its students, regardless of background, inspiring them to develop their abilities to the full. Through excellence in research and scholarship it aims to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills and to create opportunities for individuals and society. We are delighted to invite you to our campus in the centre of Glasgow for ISEC 2005.
For further details, including the Call for Papers and Proposal Form, please see our website at www.isec2005.org.uk or contact:
Professional Development Unit
University of Strathclyde
76 Southbrae Drive
Glasgow G13 1PP
Tel: +44 (0)141 950 3052
Fax: +44 (0)141 950 3210
Click here for a Portugese translation of this information about ISEC 2005
International Congress on the Education of the Deaf - ICED 2005
17-20 July 2005, Maastricht, Netherlands
This congress offers an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, experiences, ongoing innovations and future plans. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 December 2004 and the deadline for 'early-bird' registration is 1 March 2005. For more information see www.iced2005.org or contact the organisers at:
P.O. Box 1402, 6201 BK Maastricht, the Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)43 3619192
Fax: +31(0)43 3619020 or +31(0) 43 3560152
Supporting Deaf People - online conference
The third in the highly successful series of Supporting Deaf People online conferences will take place on 10th - 16th March 2005.
Take part in this conference wherever you are in the world!
- Educational Interpreting - Does It Work As Well As We Think? by Marc Marschark and Patty Sapere
- Consumer perceptions of sign language interpreting by Jemina Napier
- Around the Language Table: A Discussion about the Working Practices of Language Tutors with Deaf Students by Jen Dodds, Lynne Barnes, Claire Haddon, Kath Mowe and Kyra Pollitt (paper will be presented in British Sign Language and English)
- Should Interpreters Care? by Ben Karlin
- Interpreting and group dynamics by Steph Kent and Anne Potter
- The Changing Dynamics of the Interpreting Industry as Influenced by Video Relay Service (VRS), and its Impact on the Deaf Community by Jacqueline Dion
- Using eBooks to develop Deaf students' bilingualism by Steve Gibson
- Education as dialogue: some implications for deaf learners by Wendy Martin
- Should we modify English language for deaf learners? by Rachel O'Neill
- Deaf People and HIV in Ethiopia by Alemayehu Teferi
- Improving Overseas Development Assistance to Deaf Communities in the Developing Countries by Amy Wilson and Nickson Kakiri
Costs are UK£55 (approximately US$110, depending on current exchange rate) per person.
Online conferences are easy to use, people can participate flexibly and the information is available to delegates for a month after the end of the conference. To see more information, abstracts, presenter bios, register, etc. please visit http://www.online-conference.net/sdp3/index.htm
The Third International World Wide Conference on Education and Social Integration and Inclusion
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 6-8 May 2004
- Latest achievments and discoveries in the application of: special education: differentiated education and social integration and inclusion.
- Psycho pedagogical evaluation and intervention: debate and proposals.
- Conceptualization of diversity and diversity in the conceptualization.
US$80.00 (If paid before 15 January 2004)
US$100.00 (If paid after 15 January 2004)
For further information and assistance please contact the following coordinators and organizers:
- Mtra. Emilia Adame Chavez (Event general coordinator) (Mexico)
- Dr. Zardel Jacobo (Academic coordinator) , email@example.com (Mexico)
- Dr. Nelson Arneda (Net honoured member) (Chile)
- Mtro. Claudio Muñoz Ibaceta (Director of the Chilean Network) (Chile)
- Dra. Rosita Edler Carvalho (Director of the Brazilian Network) (Brazil)
- Mtra. Patricia Brogna (Member of the Argentinean Network) (Argentina)
- Profa. Maria Luisa Garcia Lanz. (Mexico)
CSNSIE Inaugural International Conference. Inclusive Education: A Framework for Reform
16-19 December 2003 at the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Registration deadline: 15 September 2003
The mission of Centre for Special Needs and Studies in Inclusive Education (CSNSIE), at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, is to support schools, teachers and parents to develop inclusive education and special needs support so that all children have an equal access to high quality education. This inaugural conference of the CSNSIE will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for educators in Hong Kong to meet with international participants. The discussion during the conference and the exchange of insights and experiences will help each other to develop better understanding and formulate new strategies in relation to policies, procedures, and practices, to support children with disabilities.
Main themes covered by the conference will be:
- Managing change in special and regular education
- Establishing equity in education around the world
- Developing instructional practices for the inclusive classroom
- Advances in dealing with specific learning disabilities]
- Supporting students in special education and services
- Evaluating outcomes of inclusive education
- The role of technology in special education
- Preparing future teachers for special and regular education settings
- Life education
For more information please follow this link http://www.ied.edu.hk/csnsie/icie2003/index.htm.
Centre for Special Needs and Studies in Inclusive Education (CSNSIE), and Department of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs (EPCL),
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
10 Lo Ping Road,
Tel: (852) 2948 8502
Fax: (852) 2948 7993
Disability and Education systems: a comparative analysis - AFEC Conference 2003
This conference will take place 26-28 May 2003, in Lyon, France and the language of the conference will be French. It is organised by the French Association of Comparative Education (AFEC) and the Handicap, Education and Society Research Centre (CRHES) at the University of Lyon II. The organising committee consists of members from France, Scotland and the Cameroon.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: December 1st 2002
For more details contact Denis Poizat:
For more information about the French Association of Comparative Education (AFEC) see: www.educ.ucl.ac.be/afec/index.htm
The National Seminar on 'Inclusive Education Practices in Schools'
To be held on 26th and 27th February 2003 at:
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Race Course Road
Bangalore 560 001
St. Marks Road Cross
For more details please download the 2 page brochure in Word Format (38k)
November 11-15, 2002
There is to be an Inclusion Week held across the whole of the UK in November 2002 with the invitation to all overseas countries to join in and arrange events at the same time which promote inclusion. The theme of the week is breaking down barriers to learning and participation, as well as developing and celebrating inclusion. The week is being organised by the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) in the UK as part of its 20th anniversary.
CSIE will put on a few events and is inviting people to arrange their own events which will then be publicised in a CSIE magazine and on a website. The central aim of the week is to highlight the importance of building inclusive schools. While many exclusionary pressures exist in education and elsewhere, much progress has been made with inclusion in recent years and this should be acknowledged.
The event is open for anyone to take part in, if they support inclusion as an essential part of building a better and more just society. CSIE hopes the week will encourage guarantees of support for developing inclusive education in schools and elsewhere.
For further information see website: www.inclusionweek.net
Or contact: Mark Vaughan, Founder and Co-Director, CSIE
Tel : 0044 (0)117 344 4007
Ethnic Minority Conference - Raising attainment for ethnic minority pupils and students and challenging racism throughout the education system
10-11 October 2002
The conference offers the opportunity to hear about successful strategies used in Britain and the United States to address these issues.
Speakers from both Britain and the USA, including Prof. Audrey Osler, Prof. David Gillborn, Prof. Jagdish Gundara, Dr. Maud Blair, Prof. Theresa Perry, Prof. Pedro Noguero, Prof. Patricia Sullivan & Prof. Waldo Martin Jnr.
The conference will cover such issues as Promoting Ethnic Minority Achievement, Challenging Racist Exclusions, Using History to Engage Ethnic Minority Pupils, Teacher Education & Institutional Racism in FE and HE, Language Acquisition.
Workshops will address key practical issues such as: Managing Change City Wide Utilising Community & Other Existing Resources to support National Curriculum Work Addressing Racism & Cultural Diversity from Early Years through to High School Managing Change - Whole School Approach, Adult Education, Combatting Institutional Racism in FE and HE, FE and HE and Widening Participation.
The Conference is being organised by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, supported by Manchester City Council, the University of Manchester, the Progress Trust, and the Lipman-Miliband Trust.
If you are interested please ask for a registration form from:
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust,
Ground Floor, Devonshire House,
Manchester M13 9PL.
Tel. (011) +44(9)161 275 2920
Fax. (011) +44(9)161 275 0916
or visit www.anti-racisteducation.org.uk
THE BRITISH COUNCIL: Realising Inclusive Education: Forwarding a Global Agenda
22-27 September, 2002
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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.
For more information, contact:
The British Council
1 Beaumont Place
Oxford OX1 2PJ
Tel: 00 44 1865 316636
Fax: 00 44 1865 516590 / 557368
What does the South Really Want from the North? : An EENET & Deaf Africa Fund seminar
Comfort Inn, Edgaston, Birmingham : June 7-8 2002
This seminar is a follow-up to two previous seminars organised by EENET at the University of Manchester. The seminars focused on the particular challenge of including deaf children in education in southern countries. See reports for more details.
Experience will be shared from countries as diverse as Somaliland, Kenya and Brazil. There will be ample time for discussion and sign language interpreters will be present throughout.
The cost of attending the seminar is £65 all inclusive. It will begin at 6.30pm on June 7th, and finish at 4.30pm on June 8th. There will be some day places available for January 8th at a cost of £30. Cheques should be made payable to 'The University of Manchester'. Limited places are available and these will be allocated on a 'first-come' basis. If you wish to reserve a place at this seminar, please send a deposit of £10 (by March 1st) to:
Miss Doreen Woodford
7 King Street
Shropshire TF13 6BL
Tel: +44 (0)1952 727093
Fax: +44 (0)1952 728473
Alternatively, contact EENET.
The world wide right to education of children with a disability: How to proceed? (The Netherlands)
This was the title of a seminar organised by the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and the Instituut vor Dooven (Institute for the Deaf) on 24th May 2002. The seminar was attended by 50 participants. Susie Miles gave a presentation which drew on EENET's experience, and case studies were presented about Vietnam, India and Russia.
The report lists a number of action points under the heading 'Getting disability into education for all'. They are divided into action which needs to be taken at the donor level, and action at the school level.
The full version of the report is available on the DCDD website
Learning from Difference : an EENET seminar
Foz do Arelho, Portugal : May 21-22, 2002
EENET invites education practitioners to attend a 2 day seminar in Portugal in May 2002. The aim is to explore ways of sharing international experiences regarding initiatives to encourage the development of inclusive education.
There will be a range of activities at the seminar : a small number of presentations from the major regions in the world and in-depth debates about difference and diversity and the future of inclusive education. It will be an opportunity to share experiences and explore ways of extending the coverage of EENET's network.
We are unfortunately unable to cover the costs of flights to and from Portugal, but all travel costs in Portugal will be covered. Some funds will be available to subsidise the accommodation costs for a small number of participants.
There will be limited space at the seminar - 15 places altogether. Please get in touch with EENET's coordinator if you are interested in attending. You should mention your particular involvement in education and networking, and the country and region in which you are working.
Please contact Susie Miles at EENET as soon as possible, if you are interested in attending.
"PROMOTING THE RESILIENCE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN AFRICA"
3 - 5 October 2001, Regent Hotel Conference Centre, East London, South Africa.
Jointly organised by Disabled Peoples of South Africa(DPSA), Down Syndrome South Africa (DSSA) , Disabled Children Action Group (DICAG) , Office of the status of Disabled People (OSDP) and Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (REHAB).
Contact: ABO Facilitators Tel/Fax: +27 43 7210607 E-mail: Web site: http://www.geocities.com/abofacilitators
Against all odds - Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus in developing countries
if and CCBRT invite you to the 13th International Conference for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
28-29 September 2001
For more information about the conference, the first of its kind in a developing country, please visit http://www.ifglobal.org/daressalaam/againstallodds.htm
Human Rights in Africa in the New Millennium
An international conference to be held at the University of Central Lancashire
14th - 16th September 2001
Organised by the African Studies Unit, University of Central Lancashire in association with the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASA-UK), Lynne Rienner Publishers, Review of African Political Economy(ROAPE)
For further details visit http://www.uclan.ac.uk/business_services/conf/index.htm
Namibia - A National Workshop on Inclusive Education In Teacher Training was held in Windhoek, in August 2001.
It was funded by The Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH), UNESCO and the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO.
The purpose of the workshop was to assess the status of inclusive education in Namibia; to develop a common understanding of inclusive education in the Namibian context; to discuss the integration of inclusive education principles into the curricula of teacher education programmes; to consider ways of implementing these principles in practice at school level.
Click to get the full workshop report in either word format.