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IEAG Co-convenor wins award

A hearty congratulations must go to IEAG Co-convenor, Dr Bernadette Macartney, for receiving the Emerging Scholar Award for Disability Studies in Education (DSE) at the DSE Conference earlier in June.


Well done Bernadette!

Bernadette is an early childhood education teacher, teacher educator, researcher and disability rights advocate. She recently completed her PhD which explored the experiences of two families, each with a disabled child, within early childhood education, early schooling and daily life. Her research used a DSE framework for critiquing and understanding the families’ experiences of inclusion, exclusion and resistance in education. 


Congratulations must also go to Professor Roger Slee, who was awarded the DSE Senior Scholar Award at the conference. Roger is the Director of the Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, Victoria Univeristy, Melbourne. Roger has a long history in education and is passionate about the right of all to be included in education. Roger spoke at IEAG's launch at parliament in 2007.






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DSE Conference news

From 7-9 June 2013 Chrischurch was abuzz with visitors and locals meeting together to discuss and explore Disabiity Studies in Education (DSE).

IEAG presented two papers at the conference, Dr Bernadette Macartney presented (Re)imagining and (Re)building education: Resistance, narrative and the 'intelligence of experience'. 

IEAG_presentation_DSEOur second presentation Inclusive education: Young disabled people's perspectives is a collaboration between IEAG and People First.

Young disabled people shared their education stories and experiences and explained why regular schooling was so important to them. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear from our young people. The panel was well received and as a result, Craig Bellis, James Skinner, Olivia Bovey and Shane McInroe have since presented to Ministry of Education staff and community organisations.


IEAG  staffed an information stand at the conference  where we met delegates,  discussed issues shared stories and  distributed our resources.



To view other conference presentations visit the DSE Conference site.



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