Christian Liesen                                                  

University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education, Switzerland

Dieter Baeyens

University of Leuven, Belgium





JURE Assistant Coordinator: Meret Stoeckli
University of Zurich, Switzerland



Mission Statement

One of the major aspirations shared by educators and researchers is promotion of the integration into society of individuals with special needs as people deserving assistance so that they may realize their potential and contribute to society. The research community has a key role to play in addressing the associated challenges.
SIG 15 brings together researchers from across the globe who are involved in the study of Special Educational Needs at all levels (classroom, school and system), from first-graders to adults, for the purpose of meeting these challenges. Among its objectives, SIG includes research to improve our understanding of the unique character of special educational needs as well as to improve learning and instruction in a range of settings: the classroom, the home, hospitals, institutions, wherever special education is available.
At our upcoming meeting we plan to discuss the possibility of creating a research group to engage in shared research and publication on current issues such as the instruction of students with special needs within inclusive settings, assistive technology, and other topics of interest to the participants.



SIG 15 "Special Educational Needs"
Dates: 29th - 30th of August, 2016
Theme: Cognition, Socio-emotional Functioning and the Environment: Bridging the Divide
Place: Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

First call for papers

Deadline for proposals: 1st of March, 2016 (extended)
Deadline for EARLY BIRD registration: 15th of May, 2016