Making education inclusive
identifying and dismantling exclusionary pressures and practices in education.
The Southern African Association for Learning and Educational Differences (SAALED) in association with the Unesco Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development at the Wits School of Education announces its bienniel conference to be held in Johannesburg from 1 – 6 July 2013. CLICK HERE for a map of the Parktown Campus of Wits University, including the Education Campus
1 – 3 July: Research symposium This will have a research focus, and students, academics and researchers are invited to attend plenary sessions, round tables, research workshops and paper presentations on current and completed research on the themes of:
· Identifying and addressing exclusionary pressures, policies and practices in education
· The resources and reorganisation of schools required to address educational exclusion
· Teacher education for social justice, inclusion and diversity
· Research-based institutional and classroom strategies to make education inclusive
3 - 4 July Regional ministerial conference Sponsored by OSISA, representatives from Ministries of Education from the SADC will offer input into a draft strategy for Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities and sign a communiqué for a regional strategy for Inclusive Education.
4 – 6 July Professional development conference. This will include various plenary and workshop sessions presented by invited local and international speakers to equip teachers and therapists to meet diverse learning needs.
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