SERA Inclusive Education Network Event

Title: Promoting inclusion and equity in education: lessons from international experience

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2023, 16:00- 17:30.
Location: MS Teams
Organisers: SERA Inclusive Education Network

Speaker: Mel Ainscow CBE is Professor of Education, University of Glasgow, UK; Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Manchester, UK; and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. A long-term consultant to UNESCO, he is internationally recognized as an authority on the promotion of inclusion and equity in education. Examples of his writing can be found in: ‘Struggles for equity in education: the selected works of Mel Ainscow’ (Routledge World Library of Educationalists series). In the Queen’s 2012 New Year Honours list, Mel was made a Commander of the British Empire for services to education.

This online seminar is for: practitioners, students, researchers and other stakeholders in education.

Event Overview: Inclusion and equity are increasingly seen internationally as major priorities for the development of education policies and practices. This presentation will draw on Mel Ainscow’s extensive experience of working with education systems in different countries to address the challenges involved. This has led to the development of an analytical framework that can be used to review existing approaches. The framework places schools at the centre of the analysis, whilst drawing attention to a range of contextual influences that bear on the way schools carry out their work. The use of evidence as a means of stimulating collaboration and experimentation is seen as a central strategy. This has major implications for leadership practices within schools and across education systems.

The recording from the event can be accessed below:

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