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‘Problematising inclusive education systems’ – Interview with Elizabeth Walton on 2019 UKFIET conference theme

Interview with theme co-convenor of one of six 2019 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Problematising inclusive education systems’: Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education, School of Education, University of Nottingham.  Elizabeth is co-convening this theme with Amy Parker, who has also given an interview on her thoughts and expectations for the theme. What excites […]

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‘Future directions in inclusive education systems’ – Interview on 2019 UKFIET conference theme

Interview with theme co-convenors of one of six 2019 UKFIET conference themes,, ‘Future directions in inclusive education systems’: Dr Ricardo Sabates from the Faculty of Education and member of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge, and Shrochis Karki, Consultant and Education Systems Manager at Oxford Policy Management. What excites […]

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How can we move education systems in a more inclusive direction?

Professor Kwame Akyeampong, Professor of International Education and Development at the University of Sussex, and Chair of the 2019 UKFIET Conference Committee, reflects on this year’s conference theme. I am excited about this year’s UKFIET conference theme: “Inclusive Education Systems: futures, fallacies and finance”  because of growing isolationism and movements towards more exclusive societies. Education, […]

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Not just ramps and girls’ toilets: Seeing beyond the “inclusionwash” of inclusive education

Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior International Consultant with Education Development Trust and Conference Vice-Chair for 2019 UKFIET Conference, reflects on this year’s conference theme. Many tonnes of concrete have been poured in the name of inclusive education, but a ramp does not make a classroom inclusive of children with disabilities, neither does a girls’ toilet block […]

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History of UKFIET: 30 years of international education and development conferences

In 1979, two Birmingham businessmen, the Ozanne brothers, decided to launch a new education journal, the International Journal of Educational Development, to fill a perceived niche in the market. They were concerned about the cynicism that they encountered in developing countries with regard to the so-called ‘experts’ who arrived for brief visits and then felt […]

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