The Heart and Spirit of Inclusion
leadership for supporting students with special education needs in Canadian schools
In this series, experts from a variety of backgrounds in Canadian education explore the landscape of inclusion and inclusive education. What are our visions for inclusion? What are the challenges, the opportunities and the provocative questions that need to be asked? How do prepare participants at all levels to effectively navigate the inclusion landscape so that we are better preparing our schools for ALL students? This is the Heart and Spirit of Inclusion.

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Donna McGhie-Richmond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria.

Her research examines the nature of and interrelationship among teacher factors (i.e, knowledge, skills,…

Kimberly Maich is a special education specialist, a certified teacher, an associate professor and Newfoundland and Labrador’s first board certified behaviour analyst.

Having taught, researched, and served undergraduates, graduate students, and…

Dr. Jacqueline Specht (Professor, University of Western Ontario) teaches in the area of educational psychology and special education. Currently she is the Director of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education and Chair of the Applied…

Sheila Bennett, leader in inclusion research and policy development in Canada, will provide national and international perspectives on how school leadership influences inclusion for students with special education needs.

As well as being an Education Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Education, Jhonel Morvan is also a PhD Candidate at Brock University. In this Research Snapshot, Jhonel explores how the use of case studies can help educators explore the complexity of…

Jennifer Katz is Associate Professor at Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. She created the Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which is now being implemented by…

Join Kimberly Maich (Memorial University), Jhonel Morvan (Brock University) and Steve Sider (Wilfred Laurier University) as they look out onto the inclusive education landscape with a leadership lens. How do we support new leaders as embark on the…

In this conversation, Jaqueline Specht (Western University) Donna McGhie-Richmond (University of Victoria) and Jeffrey MacCormack (University of Lethbridge) gather to explore the inclusive education landscape from the perspective of the new teacher….