Capacity Building for Inclusion - Identifying Best Practice
to Improve Educational and Social Outcomes for Children with Special
This seminar, hosted by the UNESCO
Centre at Ulster University, is designed to stimulate discussion on capacity
building for inclusion for children with special educational needs (SEN) in
Northern Ireland. On-going developments in policy and legislation around
the education of pupils with SEN have taken place within a framework intended
to enhance and improve opportunities for inclusion with proposals that place
the child at the centre of decision-making processes. As a group who
frequently encounter exclusive practices, the event will discuss the role of
the classroom assistant to support educational inclusion and the impact of this
in terms of educational experiences and wider social integration.
Through discussion and interaction with an expert panel, exemplars of best
practice that optimise inclusion will be shared. These will be presented
in a range of contexts that are grounded in the particular circumstances of a
range of SEN, including: learning disability; deaf and hearing impaired;
autism; Down syndrome.
The event demonstrates the
inter-disciplinary nature of social sciences and it has potential impact in
terms of its significance and reach, with cross-cutting relevance that aligns
aspects of education, health, welfare and social policy. In doing so, it
emphasises the importance of a 'joined up' approach to research and policy and
encourages greater knowledge transfer and collaboration within and between
agencies engaged in the broad area of special education and inclusion.
Places at the seminar are limited
and interest is expected to be high - to reserve a place please RSVP to James
Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Monday 9th November 2015.
This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Belfast Campus Location
The Belfast campus is situated in the artistic and cultural centre of the city, the Cathedral Quarter.