School of Law

Inclusive Education: a Rights-based Approach to Policy Making

Inclusive Education: a Rights-based Approach to Policy Making 

Centre for Law & Social Justice (Disability Law Hub)  

University of Leeds – School of Law

14th September 2016 (2.00 pm – 5.00 pm)

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This is a free event but registration is required in advance. Refreshments will be available.  

Inclusive Education: a Rights-based Approach to Policy Making

Centre for Law & Social Justice / Disability Law Hub

The Workshop on “Inclusive Education: a Rights-based Approach to Policy Making” aims to share perspectives on inclusive education and to institutionalise research partnership on the topic across the White Rose Universities (Leeds, Sheffield and York). While its purpose is to enhance collaboration between the research institutions, it also explores ways forward in terms of researching inclusive education and promoting an inclusive agenda in the future. The Workshop starts with a panel, consisting of three well-known experts from different disciplines, to discuss the theoretical, practical and legal aspects of inclusive education with a special focus on law and policy. It continues with two sessions: one on disabled people as partners in research, and another on future collaboration and funding opportunities with a view to establishing a network on inclusive education.

The workshop is open to any academic or professional interested in the area of inclusive education, disability rights and/or disability studies. Students and especially potential PhD candidates are encouraged to attend.

This workshop builds on longstanding collaborations developed by the University’s Centre for Disability Studies, and is being generously hosted by the Centre for Law and Social Justice in the School of Law. 

2.05 pmWelcome by Alastair Mullis (Head of School of Law - University of Leeds)  

2.15 pmPart I. Discussion - Chair: Paula Clarke (Associate Professor in Childhood and Inclusive Education - University of Leeds)

Roundtable on Inclusive Education

  • Dan Goodley (Professor of Disability Studies and Education - University of Sheffield): Inclusive education as a radical intervention in society informed by the politics of disability;
  • Oliver Lewis (Executive Director - MDAC; Professor of Law and Social Justice - University of Leeds): Obligations regarding the right to inclusive education in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD);
  • Charlotte O’Brien (Senior Lecturer in Law - University of York) - Activating disability rights for asserting equality and preventing discrimination in the context of education.

3.00 pm: Response by Richard Rieser (World of Inclusion)

3.10 pm: Questions and Answers

3.40 pm: Break

4.00 pmPart II. Way Forward - Chair: Gauthier de Beco (Lecturer in Disability Law - University of Leeds)

Partnership with Disabled People

  • Tara Flood (Executive Director - ALLFIE);
  • Shaun Webster and Claire Drake (Project Workers - CHANGE).

Collaboration and Funding Opportunities

  • Tamara Hervey (Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law - University of Sheffield);
  • Angharad Beckett (Associate Professor of Political Sociology - University of Leeds).

4.50 pm: Conclusion by Gauthier de Beco (Lecturer in Disability Law - University of Leeds

5.00 pm: Reception

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