Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Platform for Research on Inclusive Schooling (PRIS) Seminar

This seminar poses questions about what we already know about the principles and practice of teacher education for inclusion, and consider what can be done in the future to support teachers as agents of social change.

Date Thursday 17th October, 2013
Venue University of Gothenburg, Pedagogen, Hus C. Läroverksgatan 4, Gothenburg

Governments across Europe, the developed and developing world are committed to the creation of more inclusive educational systems. However, there is a need for greater focus on how the broad principles of inclusion may be translated into practice. Initial teacher education and subsequent professional development are clearly of critical importance, since this is where teachers receive their initial enculturation and where professional norms are subsequently either challenged or reinforced. This seminar poses questions about what we already know about the principles and practice of teacher education for inclusion, and consider what can be done in the future to support teachers as agents of social change. This is particularly important at a time when pupil populations across Europe are becoming increasingly diverse, leading to challenges to conceptions of ‘normality’.

The seminar is arranged by the Department of Education and Special Education and is financed by the Swedish Research Council.

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