Inclusive and Special Education Research Group (ISER)

inclusive education subject block

The aim of the ISER Group is to develop and support a community of scholars (academics and research students) with a shared interest in promoting and disseminating research into the participation, belonging, learning and achievement of all children and young people in early childhood, compulsory and post-compulsory educational settings. Members of the group are also interested in the implications of better understanding incusive practices and pedagogies for inclusive communities, lifelong learning, teacher (and other professional) education and professional learning and development.

ISER is a research group with membership across the UC College of Education, Health and Human Development. ISER membership includes staff who are established researchers in the field of inclusive and /or special education as well as research students whose theses are in related areas.

ISER researchers bring both breadth of professional experiences and depth of theoretical backgrounds to their approaches to inclusive and special education. Theoretical and conceptual backgrounds include: educational psychology, counseling, cognitive neuroscience, learning and behavioural difficulties. sociology, disability studies, parental involvement, culturally responsive pedagogy, policy studies, curriculum development, educational and psychological assessment.

Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth

Special International Issue

Authors

Title

Mowafak Al-Manabri, Abir Al-Sharhan, Gad Elbeheri, Iesa M. Jasem, John Everatt

Supporting teachers in inclusive practices: Collaboration between special and mainstream schools in Kuwait          

Betsy Heard Botts, Nana Akua Owusu

The State of Inclusive Education in Ghana, West Africa

Lindsey Conner

Meeting the needs of diverse learners in New Zealand

Amany Habib, Susan Densmore-James,  Sonja Macfarlane

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Eva Brown Hajdukova

Lessons from Slovakia: Progress with inclusive education

Garry Hornby, Bob Gable, Bill Evans

International literature reviews: what they tell us and what they don’t

Badhoora Naseer

Moving towards inclusion: Lessons from the Maldives

Wanda Wade, Karen Rasmussen, Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull

Can Technology be a Transformative Force in Education?

Silvana M. R. Watson

Lessons from Brazil:  Separate and Unequal Educational Systems

Kaili C. Zhang

Promoting Holistic Development and Learning in Inclusive Education Settings: Experiences and Perspective from Hong Kong

Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth

Special International Issue

Authors

Title

Mowafak Al-Manabri, Abir Al-Sharhan, Gad Elbeheri, Iesa M. Jasem, John Everatt

Supporting teachers in inclusive practices: Collaboration between special and mainstream schools in Kuwait          

Betsy Heard Botts, Nana Akua Owusu

The State of Inclusive Education in Ghana, West Africa

Lindsey Conner

Meeting the needs of diverse learners in New Zealand

Amany Habib, Susan Densmore-James,  Sonja Macfarlane

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Eva Brown Hajdukova

Lessons from Slovakia: Progress with inclusive education

Garry Hornby, Bob Gable, Bill Evans

International literature reviews: what they tell us and what they don’t

Badhoora Naseer

Moving towards inclusion: Lessons from the Maldives

Wanda Wade, Karen Rasmussen, Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull

Can Technology be a Transformative Force in Education?

Silvana M. R. Watson

Lessons from Brazil:  Separate and Unequal Educational Systems

Kaili C. Zhang

Promoting Holistic Development and Learning in Inclusive Education Settings: Experiences and Perspective from Hong Kong

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Perspectives from New Zealand

Guest edited by Garry Hornby and John Everatt 
August 2011, Volume 26, Issue 3

Review of the Literature on Individual Education Plans 

Authors: David Mitchell, Missy Morton and Garry Hornby
Date Published: September 2011
In 2010, the Ministry of Education commissioned a review of the literature around IEPs to inform their future use (Mitchell, Morton, and Hornby, 2010). New IEP Guidelines resulted from our literature review.
Collaboration for success - Individual Education plans (PDF, 2.5MB)

The Inclusive Education Summit 2016 (TIES)

8-10 July 2016
TIES 2016 is proudly hosted by UC.

TIES 2016 Website

Visiting Professor

Professor Bill Evans from the University of West Florida will be hosted by ISER on a Canterbury Fellowship from 4th March to 31st May 2013.

Professor Evans will make a range of teaching and research presentations, will assist with the development of online learning in Inclusive and Special Education, and will work on facilitating collaborative research and teaching ventures between UWF and UC.

Disability Studies in Education (DSE) conference 
7 - 9 June 2013

The College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury was pleased and proud to host the 13th annual conference of the Disability Studies in Education (DSE). DSE is a special interest group of the American Educational Research Association. This is only the second time that the DSE annual conference has been held outside of the US (the 2010 conference was hosted by the University of Gent, Belgium).

Visiting Academic

Dr Patricia Hershfeldt of Johns Hopkins University presented a seminar for academic staff and PG students on Monday 23rd September 2013, entitled:  
“Using Multi-tiered Systems to Support Student Academic success and Social-emotional Well Being”

Dr Hershfeld was visiting NZ to assist the MoE in the implementation of the Positive Behaviour for Learning strategy in schools. View Dr Hershfeldt's presentation (PPT).

For advice

Dr Trish McMenamin

Senior Lecturer
Wheki 210
Internal Phone: 95572

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