Intersectionalities in leadership for supporting students with special education needs in Canadian schools
The overall goal of this event was to bring scholars, Indigenous educators, school system administrators, and representatives of government ministries and professional educational associations together to consider how school principals can support the inclusion of students with special education needs. The conference brought together educational leaders from across Canada to consider the intersections of school leadership, Indigeneity, and inclusion.
The format included two focused keynote sessions (60 minutes each), three research “snapshot” presentations (20 minutes each), and a consolidation presentation (35 minutes) on next steps for inclusive education research. Between the presentations attendees participated in discussion groups focusing on the presentations and resources that have been developed on inclusive school leadership. This was a no-cost conference due to significant investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the partnering universities and organizations.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Steve Sider, conference coordinator.
Kevin Lamoureux, National Education Lead of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to address recent advances in integrating Traditional Knowledge inclusively within Canadian education.
Sheila Bennett, leader in inclusion research and policy development in Canada, will provide national and international perspectives on how school leadership influences inclusion for students with special education needs.
Wilfrid Laurier University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Ontario College of Teachers