EDO members participate in the University and Inclusion Conference

10.11.2017
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Joaquín Gairín, Aleix Barrera-Corominas and Diego Castro take part in the I International University and Inclusion Conference presenting different contributions.

The first University and Inclusion Conference has been done for research teams, specialists and entities associated with the university field that have carried out research projects and tasks related to the care of people with disabilities in this field .

In this first congress held on November 7th and 8th at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona, they presented investigations which represent a significant advance in the care of people with disabilities in the universities in any of the academic and administrative sectors in which the university action is developed.

In this sense, the EDO group has presented three communications:

· First, the ORACLE project - 'Regional Observatory for the Quality of Equity in Higher Education in Latin America' was presented by Joaquín Gairín, Diego Castro and Aleix Barrera Corominas, in which it is gave a general overview of the ORACLE project, placing special emphasis on the objectives it pursues and the possibilities offered by the regional observatory in order to monitor the equity of higher education in Latin America. More information about the project, here.

· Aleix Barrera also presented 'Access for adults in the University: successful practices at the University of Bristol', where he reported on the different strategies carried out by the University of Bristol to make adults access easier in the university. The contribution is the result of the grant by SEBAP for the realization of a research stay that allowed to deepen in this line of action and investigation.

· Last but not least, the presentation of 'Educational needs of university teaching staff to attend to students with specific educational needs: UAB case', presented by Mercè Ramis Escanelles and Aleix Barrera Corominas took place. In this communication they presented the results of an end-of-degree project whose objective was to analyze the training needs of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona teaching staff in relation to the attention to the students with specific educational needs.

The intention of this Conference is to be a biannual point of reference to echo the research on this issue, of which there is still a lot of work and many analyzes to do.

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