The Van Loan School at Endicott College’s Director of Graduate Licensure and Fellowship Programs Dr. Aubry Threlkeld; and Associate Director, Graduate Licensure Programs Dr. Bethany Rice, are both scheduled to present at The Inclusive Education Summit (TIES) in Adelaide,Australia.The summit will run October 26-29 at the University of Southern Australia and will explore questions like, “What kind of world do we want to live in?” and “How might education help us to achieve that vision for our children?”
TIES invites educators and others from around the globe to present research or inclusive education projects on the following sub-themes: Educational Exclusion; Indigenous Education; Disability and Education; Refugee Education; Education for Children Living in Remote and Rural Areas; Poverty and Education; Children Living in Areas of War and Conflict; Religious and Ethnic Exclusion/Inclusion; LGBTG Education; and Education Policy-Making and Reform.
Rice will be presenting “Emerging from the Shadows: Developing a Culture of Literacy in Rural Secondary Schools” — new work that examines the literacy environment and practices in rural secondary schools in the state of Vermont.
“The needs of rural schools are often overshadowed by their urban counterparts,” said Rice. “By highlighting successful literacy practices in rural schools, I hope to offer a model for other communities.”
Threlkeld will be presenting new work on the future of inclusive education research. “Crip Studies in Education: A Theoretical Exploration” offers a way forward for disability studies in both education and inclusive education through the centering of disabled people’s voices, and new theoretical interventions from community scholars.
“We cannot continue to merely talk about inclusion,” said Threlkeld. “We have to practice it and the voices of people with disabilities need to structure it.”
Rice and Threlkeld will also jointly present “Autoethnography as Critical Reflective Practice: Themes in Teacher Candidates Stories of Teaching and Learning.” Through this work they hope to call attention to how teacher candidates develop their beliefs in education, and raise awareness of how those beliefs impact students.
“Attending and participating in a global conference like this is invaluable,” said Threlkeld. “Sharing our research, and learning from others, gives us all an opportunity to collaborate on providing a better future for the world’s young people with disabilities.”
Learn more about graduate degree and development programs for teachers and administrators, focusing on a wide range of education disciplines, available through the Van Loan School at Endicott College.