Culturally Sustaining Partnerships with Families Around the World
The session will focus on strategies for sustaining family partnerships around the world. Culturally responsive practices and engagement are critical factors in creating strong family partnerships. Join us in discussions with our panelists from Jamaica, Bulgaria, India and the United Arab Emirates to learn about their perspectives on this important theme. Participants will have opportunities for interaction and facilitated discussion in breakout rooms as well as access to relevant resources shared by the presenters.
DISES Member: Free
International ( Not DISES Member) : $5
Student (Not DISES Member) : $15
CEC Member ( Not DISES Member): $25
Non- CEC Member: $35
Registration Closes on June 25, 2021 at Midnight Eastern Time
DISES presents our international panelists:
Mother to 3 girls, Stephanie Hamilton has been an active parent advocate in the community, championing inclusion in the UAE for the past 9 years.
Stephanie Hamilton, Parent Advocate, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Dr. Indumathi Rao has contributed widely and in-depth towards building a movement for inclusion of children, adults, and senior citizens with diverse needs across India and the South of Asia.
Indumathi Rao, PhD, Regional Adviser, Community Based Rehabilitation Network, Bangalore University, India
Dr. Keitha Osborne has over 30 years of experience in teaching at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. She is passionate about research and is an advocate for children with special needs.
Keitha A.M Osborne, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica
Dr. Iva Boneva is the founder and CEO of the Association for Shared Learning ELA (formerly the Centre for Inclusive Education), a Bulgarian NGO working to support all children receiving quality education. She is also a teaching fellow at Sofia University, Department of Education.
Iva Boneva, PhD, Executive Director, Association for Shared Learning ELA, Bulgaria