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AWWA Inclusion Experts Series – 21 November 2020

Our fifth Inclusion Experts Series on Inclusive Classroom Profile was held on 21 November 2020, 10am to 12.30pm. This free online session was fronted by Dr. Elena P. Soukakou and Dr. Lim Chih Ing.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elena P. Soukakou

Elena P. Soukakou is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School Education, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom. Her areas of interest include classroom practices that support inclusion in early childhood, quality assessment in inclusive programs, and models of professional development in early childhood. Dr. Soukakou is the author of the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), a classroom assessment measure designed to assess and support the quality of inclusive practices in early childhood settings.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lim Chih Ing

Dr. Lim Chih Ing is a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She is also adjunct faculty at the School of Education, UNC-CH. She has extensive leadership experience with knowledge translation and utilization through the development and evaluation of multimedia professional development resources and providing technical assistance on early childhood inclusion to early childhood practitioners, and faculty.

Session Objectives: 

  • Learn about current research on the defining features and benefits of high quality inclusion in early childhood.
  • Understand current issues involving implementation of inclusive practices in early childhood settings.
  • Become familiar with the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), a classroom observation tool, designed to assess and support 12 areas of inclusive practice.

A big thank you to all participants who have attended the session! We hope you found it useful! 

Here are some helpful resources shared during the session:

The ICP Set

ICP At A Glance

The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Applying Practices in Early Childhood Programs (Slide deck)

Additional Resources

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