Garner, P. (2011) Forging ahead in special education. Invited Keynote presented to: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin, 09-11 June 2011.
This presentation will examine the current agenda for change in special education as it applies across a range of national settings. It will do so by considering lessons from history and by reflecting on examples of what has been viewed as 'effective practice' in more recent times. A coda will highlight the contemporary challenges facing those involved in supporting children and young people with learning difficulties in forging new approaches to their learning.