The honour of delivering the keynote address at the World Congress of Special Needs Education has been given to Associate Professor Alan Hodkinson.
Speaking at the Møller Centre at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge, Dr Hodkinson will discuss Special needs education and inclusion, moving forward but standing still? A critical reframing of some key issues.
Dr Hodkinson is a member of the review team that was set up by the Quality and Assurance Agency (QAA) to revise and update the Education Studies benchmark statements.
For many years he was a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and senior manager in the primary school sector. His research interests focus on the representations of impairment and disability in textbooks and digital media employed within education settings, as well as the development of chronology in primary schools.
Dr Hodkinson recently supported academics Dr Babs Anderson and Dr Harriet Patterson from Early Childhood to deliver a symposium at the British Education Research Association Conference at Northumbria University. The symposium which examined Fundamental British Values was well received and is now being progressed for a special issue of The International Review of Qualitative Research.