Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Riddell's interview on inclusion education on Inclusion Dialogue Podcast | 10 Dec 2020

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed on the Inclusive Dialogue Podcast by Trinity College Dublin on 10th December 2020.

The balance between children’s rights, parents’ rights and local authority duties is going to be a very big issue for the future

This podcast gives a lovely insight into the Scottish context and introduces the concept of additional support needs. During the podcast, there was a good discussion about the pros and cons of identifying what are growing numbers of children with disabilities in our schools and what this exercise serves in terms of resources and labelling.  Sheila is one of the few academics focusing on the relationship between students with disabilities and other social characteristics such as their social class, gender or ethnicity. She finishes the discussion with an insight into her more recent work on the social justice and inclusion agenda.


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Riddell's presentation on social justice and children's rights to Inclusion Dialogue Podcast Launch (26 November 2020)

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Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Needs: A New Paradigm?