Annual Report 2017, Copenhagen
The conference was well represented by many strong papers, posters and symposia. Once a number of abstracts had been rejected, there were 23 sessions with up to 4 paper presentations, 5 posters and 10 symposia. Sessions were grouped around themes such as:
- Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogy and transition;
- Social participation in inclusive education;
- The role of special support systems in inclusive education;
- Professional collaboration.
The symposia were on topics such as:
- Interventions to foster children’s attitudes and social participation of students with SEN in general education;
- Educational provision for refugees children and families across Europe;
- Testing and inclusive schooling – International challenges and opportunities.
Network 4 attracted many new participants, who had not been attending ECER before. Overall, attendance was rather high in all sessions. The presentations were of high quality. The discussions during the sessions were very lively, engaged and focused.
A joint paper session was organized together with network 13 on theorising in inclusive education. Together with network 14, the role of parents was discussed in a joint session.