Próxima Sessão do Ciclo de Conferências Doutorais em Estudos da Criança com Geert Van Hove (24-05)

34Integrada no Ciclo de Conferências Doutorais em Estudos da Criança, realiza-se na sexta-feira dia 24 de maio às 17h, no Auditório do Centro Multimédia do Instituto de Educação, a conferência intitulada “Longitudinal research contacts with parents: metaphors as gifts to understand parents positions in their negotiations for their children´s with disabilities with the care sector and the world” proferida por Geert Van Hove, Professor in Disability studies and inclusive education, Department of Special Education, Ghent University. A entrada é livre.

 
Resumo:
“Longitudinal research contacts with parents: metaphors as gifts to understand parents positions in their negotiations for their children’s with disabilities with the care sector and the world”. Since 15 to 20 years a group of researchers at Ghent University has intensive contacts with families of children with disabilities. Starting from these contacts co-teaching projects with parents, collaborative research projects with parents and family members and daily support in schools and life is organized together with master students and PhD researchers

Nota Curricular
Geert Van Hove
Born in Ghent 1957
Training and Education
Bachelor in Educational Sciences (1977), Ghent University
Master in Special Education (1980), Ghent University
Bachelor in Psychology (1981), Ghent University
Doctor in Educational Sciences (1991), Ghent University
Trainer of the American Association on Mental Retardation (1995), Washington (USA)

Professional Career.
1980-1982: civil service in a therapeutic community for young drug addicts
1982-1983: research assistant at Ghent University, department of special education
1983-1984: group educator with youngsters with physical impairments
1984-1989: founder and director of a service of supported living for young adults with mild cognitive impairment
1989-1993: research assistant at Ghent University, Department of Special Education
1993- : Professor at Ghent University, Department of Special Education, research area: Disability Studies and Inclusive Education
1993- : Director of the University training center for adults with a disability (preparing young adults for the regular economic market)

Expertise concerning Inclusive Education, Disability Studies, Quality of Life and Deinstitutionalisation (concerning persons with Disabilities)
1995-2010 : engaged as expert in the deinstitutionalization process of Arduin , a large institution in Middelburg (the Netherlands), 500 residents of an institution were brought back to the community
1996-2000: training of volunteers and professionals in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, in cooperation with ngo Feniks Unite (main theme: what do we organize for youngsters and young adults with impairments after leaving school?)
1999- : working together in close cooperation with ‘Parents for Inclusion’, a family association who brings more than 400 families together who’s children with disabilities are included in regular schools. From our Department we organize support for about thirty to forty children (practical support in classrooms, coaching of teachers and school teams,…)
1999-2004: coordination of different European intensive courses about inclusive education and disability studies with colleagues from Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden (grants of European Commission)
1999- : Exchange programs for students with different European Universities (Valencia, Reijkjavik, Vaxjo, Bologna, Aveiro) concerning inclusive education and children with impairments (grants of EU-commission)
1999- : Involved in a structural cooperation with the self-advocacy movement of persons with an intellectual disability in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium (co-teaching , co-researching)
2003-2005: research project about inclusive education in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium with grant of the Flemish Minister of Equal Opportunities.
2008-2011: coordination of a EU-Canada initiative concerning studying with a disability in Higher Education Initiatives.(grant from the EU-Commission)
2009-2014: co-coordinator of Flemish Expertise center for studying with a disability in Higher Education (grant of the Flemish Minister of Education)
2010-2011: Research grant from the Flemish Ministery of Equal opportunities, researching the participation of persons with intellectual disabilities into policy discussions.

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