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Towards a zombie theory of inclusive education: A discourse analysis of European special educational needs policies for early childhood and beyond

CANCELLED - THE SEMINAR IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE AU CORONA DIRECTIVE. Inaugural Lecture by Professor Fabio Dovigo.

2020.01.29 | Lise Wendelboe

Date Fri 17 Apr
Time 14:00 17:00
Location Room D170, DPU, Aarhus University, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV

Dealing with differences is a central question in inclusive education, as it aims at ensuring that everyone can obtain a good quality education by removing barriers to learning and participation in school. However, learner diversity is nowadays subject to the pressure towards increasing pathologization that contributes to the students’ marginalisation and exclusion. In the light of this, the lecture will propose to examine special educational needs policies, especially at the early childhood level, through the category of zombie. A long-lasting and successful genre in the popular culture, zombies have lately become a subject of interest in social sciences. As a conceptual framework, it helps shed light on the way barriers to learning and participation are built on the notion of difference as liminality.

Professor Dovigo’s research focuses on early childhood education and care, with a special interest in the inclusion of vulnerable children. As an expert on mixed-methods research, he has been responsible for the design and coordination of several international research projects funded by the European Union (ITIRE, Opvet, Oracle, Rescue, Access4All, UE4SD, Accedes, Pica).

 

14:00 -15:00 Lecture (Fabio Dovigo)
15:00 -15:30 Panel discussion (Professor Dorte Marie Søndergaard & Professor Venka Simovska)
15:30 -17:00 Reception

Following the lecture and panel discussion, the Danish School of Education (DPU) management team and Head of School Claus Holm cordially invite all participants to a reception.

Participation is free, but for practical reasons, please register.

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