Dr. Jacqueline Specht

Dr. Jacqueline Specht

Inclusion Across Canada, Team Leader

Dr. Jacqueline Specht (Professor, Western University, Ontario) is the director of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University. She teaches courses on inclusive education in the B.Ed and graduate programs.  Dr. Specht’s research expertise is located in the area of inclusive education with a focus on teacher development, leadership development, and parent involvement. She has worked with schools nationally and internationally to support their transition to inclusive education. Her recent book “Inclusion of learners with exceptionalities in Canadian schools” is a textbook that is used in initial teacher education programs across Canada.

Twitter: @jacquelinespec9


Research Interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Development of inclusive practice in beginning teachers
  • Development of leadership in inclusion
  • Parent involvement in schools