Inclusive Practice Project

Supporting the professional development of new teachers to ensure that every child has an equal chance for participation and learning in school.


November 2010: IPP Dissemination Symposium

The Inclusive Practice Project held a dissemination symposium on 2-4 November 2010 in Edinburgh.  Over the 2 days, presentations were given on the project and its outcomes so far followed by interesting discussion on the future of teacher education for inclusion.  Representatives from other universities in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were present, together with colleagues from the European Agency for the Development of Special Needs Education, the GTCS, the Scottish Government, HMIE and the Donaldson Review team.

October 2009: Aberdeen's Inclusive Practice Project hosts 3rd International Symposium on Inclusive Practice in Teacher Education.

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May 2009: Teacher and Teacher Education Journal: Special Inclusive Education Edition.

The May issue of Teachers and Teacher Education, is a special issue on Teacher Education for Inclusive Education, edited by Lani Florian.  This special issue draws upon the papers presented at the first International Symposium for Inclusive Practice organised by the Inclusive Practice Project in October 2007.  Click here to see the link to the journal.

April 2009:  Scottish Teacher Education Committee launches its National Framework for Inclusion

A new initiative in teacher training , the framework aims to ensure better classroom support for pupils with additional needs, such as dyslexia. Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop launched the Framework which offers advice to encourage student teachers and qualified teachers to be inclusive in their teaching. The Framework was funded by the Scottish Government and developed by the Scottish Teacher Education Committee (STEC), the body for the seven Scottish universities who provide teacher training.

March 2009: Inclusion on the Journey to Excellence

Professor Martyn Rouse talks to LTScotland's Journey to Excellence about inclusion.  Click here for more information.