Professor Eman Gaad, Dean of Faculty of Education, was invited as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Responsible Research and Transformation in Education, which was organized by The London School of Management Education. The event took place from 5th to 7th April 2017.
Prof. Eman’s keynote address was “Three Birds in One Stone: Empower, Include, and Sustain the Emirati Community Programme; Kayani” where she presented the findings of the nationally funded project to support the inclusion of learners with disabilities in government schools in the United Arab Emirates. The project helped at the same time to enable non-working Emirati women to gain knowledge and skills needed to become teacher assistants across the UAE. The research-based project turned the non-working Emirati women into productive employees who contribute to the development of their nation and support the inclusive education policy that the UAE is adopting following the ratification of United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
The presentation examined to what extent the aims of the programme were achieved. It also gave recommendations for future practice with emphasis on the concept of responsible research.
Nishath Syed Rizwan
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The British University in Dubai
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