The Power and Progress of a Health-Education Partnership - a 20 year celebration
Save the date: 10th & 11th September, 2015.
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Goulburn St, Sydney
CHERI is turning 20 and celebrating with its upcoming conference, Don't miss out on this unique event!!
Dr Tom Scruggs is Professor Emeritus, Special Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Dr Scruggs major areas of study are special education and educational psychology.
He has taught in a variety of educational settings, particularly with students with special needs, including gifted at all grade levels. His interests include cognitive and instructional strategies for students with disabilities, and research synthesis. He has co-directed numerous federal grants in test-taking, peer tutoring, mnemonic strategy instruction, science and social studies education. His research includes over 200 journal articles, plus many chapters and books. His most recent co-authored book with Dr Margo Mastropieri is ‘The inclusive classroom: Strategies for effective instruction’ is in its fifth edition.
He is on the editorial boards of many national and international journals in special and general education, including Behavioural Disorders, Journal of Learning Disabilities, The Teacher Educator, Learning Disability Quarterly, Exceptionality, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. He is a recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Research Award from the American Educational Research Association, Special Education Special Interest Group; the Outstanding Service Award from Emerald Publishing Group, United Kingdom; the Outstanding Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); and the Samuel Kirk Award for Research in Learning Disabilities from the CEC Division for Learning Disabilities.
Dr Margo Mastropieri is Professor Emerita, George Mason University,Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Prior to working in higher education, Dr Mastropieri was a high school teacher in Massachusetts, an elementary teacher in Arizona, and a Diagnostician at the Mt. Holyoke College Learning Disabilities Center.
Dr Mastropieri is interested in how students with disabilities learn in school and much of her research has focused on cognitive strategies designed to promote learning and retention of school-related information. She has also studied what happens during inclusive instruction with students with disabilities and suggested instructional strategies to facilitate inclusive efforts.
She has published over 200 journal articles and numerous book chapters. Her book titles include ‘A practical guide for teaching to science to students with special needs in inclusive settings’, ‘Teaching students ways to remember: Strategies for learning mnemonically’, and ‘The inclusive classroom: Strategies for effective differentiated instruction’.
Dr Mastropieri is the editor with Tom Scruggs of the Council for Exceptional Children's journal, Exceptional Children and the research annual, Advances in Learning and Behavioural Disabilities (Emerald). She has served on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals. She is a recipient of special education's most prestigious research award, the Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Research Award.
Please click here to view the abstracts for Dr Thomas Scruggs and Dr Margo Mastropieri keynote presentations and workshops.
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Dr John Yu, Professor Gordon Parker, Dr Jeffrey Bailey, Professor Kate Steinbeck, Associate Professor Jennifer Stephenson, Dr Paul Hutchins, Dr Loretta Giorcelli, Dr Julia Starling, Brian Smyth King, Dr Erin Banales, Dr Nenagh Kemp, Dr Belinda Barton.
We are extremely grateful to the Ian Potter Foundation in supporting CHERI’s 20th annual conference.
Please Note: Due to unforeseen family circumstances Professors Lyn and Doug Fuchs are unavailable to present at the conference. They have cancelled all future professional engagements and will not be travelling to Australia.
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