SEN Policy Research Forum policy seminar:
Policy for SEND and Inclusion: examining UK national and some European differences
19 June 2018: 10am – 5pm, St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB.
How to get there at http://stalbanscentre.org/location/
The focus of this seminar is to examine national UK (4 home countries) and European (Netherlands, Denmark, Spain) differences in inclusive policy and practice.
The general aim is to ask: What can we learn from policy and practice in other countries?
We will be examining these questions:
1) What steps are being taken to promote greater inclusion at national policy level?
- What is inclusion taken to mean?
- What is the historical and ideological context?
- What evidence is there of impact?
2) What is the role of local government/middle tier and other organisations (voluntary organisations etc) in promoting inclusion?
- And how is this influence achieved?
3) How does the accountability system work and what is its influence on inclusive education practice?
4) How is the role of parental preference / voice, both individual and through parent organisations, in relation to governmental strategy and regulation?
We have three confirmed speakers who have agreed to present are:
- Chris Robertson (University of Birmingham) will present a comparative account of England, Scotland, Wales and N.I)
- Alfons Timmerhuis (Lid College van Bestuur) will present account of Netherlands system.
- Professor Niels Egelund and Camilla Brørup Dyssegaard (Denmark) will present an account of Danish system.
- Cecilia Simón, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
There will be small group discussions after both morning and afternoon presentations.
There is no charge for this seminar, but there is a limited number of places. Please reserve a place at