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Dr. Wendy Kortman
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 522 71467|
|Role and profile||Director Master of Education ( Special Educational Needs)|
*Understanding individual learners;developing student profiles
*Curriculum and program development for differentiated learners in special and mainstream schools
*The process of individualized program planning incorporating understanding of students as well as determining appropriate learning targets or goals
*Social justice and equity and
*Learning environments promoting effective classroom behaviour.
*The significant change of inclusive education for teachers
*The development of teacher knowledge through participatory action
*Family and professional partnerships
*Implementation of inclusive policy incorporating responsive curriculum development
*Inclusive curriculum meeting the needs of individual learners
*Strengths based program planning promoting engagement
*Teacher support to implement effective inclusive programs in both special and mainstream settings
*Importance of the dual system in Victoria.
|Current research projects||
*Policy demands of inclusive education for teachers as policy actors
*Effective classrooms:effective behaviour
*Individualized programs; personalizing learning
*Developing teacher knowledge through participatory practice
*Attrition and retention of postgraduate students and
*Post school transition of students with disabilities
*Post Doc project with DEECD:Deaf and hearing impaired students progressing to year 12.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Consultant Auditor General’s Review of Inclusive Education,2007;
Member of State Disability Board, 2006;
Facilitator of Aus-Aide programs for special education in Malaysia;
Editorial consultant for the Australasian Journal of Special Education;
Referee fo ASSE national conference papers;
Facilitator RISE international conference 2008.
|Awards||Australian Association for Special Education (ASSE): the Emerson Award.|
Australian Association of Special Education
Down Syndrome association;
AASE National Council for Tertiary Education;
ASSID National conference, 2010
ASSE National conference 2009;
International symposium: Re-imaging special education (RISE) 2008;
Symposium: Flinders University 2008;
Research perspectives UWS, 2007 and
International conference on inclusive education Hong Kong, 2006
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
Kortman, W. Parent partnerships and involvement in IEP development, ATEA Conference, Melbourne
Kortman, W. Teachersí understanding of students with disabilities, National Conference AASE, Melbourne.
Kortman, W. (1999) Inclusive Curriculum for D & I Students, paper presented to Catholic Education Seminary, Melbourne.
Kortman, W. Integration: Parents and Teachers Working Together, paper presented APSE National Conference, Brisbane.
Kortman, W. Integration a Pedagogical Issue, proceedings National Conference on Disabilities, Brisbane.
Kortman, W. Integration: Impact and implications forSchools, proceedings of Australian Association of Special Education.
Kortman. W. Curriculu Planning forsStudents with Disabilities and Impairments, Keynote address, Disabilities and Improvement Conference, Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Kortman, W. Integration: Factors contributing to effective practice, proceedings of the Australian Association of Special Education, Adelaide.
Kortman, W. Early Intervention: Child,families and society, Early Intervention National Conference, Adelaide.