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Biography

I am Reader in Education, Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange and Pathway Leader Education Studies (Special and Inclusive Education). I have published in leading education journals, including the Oxford Review of EducationBritish Journal of Sociology of EducationCambridge Journal of Education and the International Journal of Inclusive Education, for which I am on the editorial advisory board. 

I recently co-guest-edited a special issue of the Journal of Educational Administration and History, titled 'Hannah Arendt forty years on: thinking about educational administration'. I have also recently delivered two keynote addresses and participated in debates about the implication of Article 24 of the Convention on Education at the Polish Disability Forum’s conference Implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons – a common cause, in Warsaw. The organising panel of a conference on special education at Lillehammer University College, Norway, in November 2016, has invited me to give a keynote address to be titled 'Special education and the social world: Responsibility and inclusive transitions'. 

Areas of expertise

  • Inclusive education
  • Disability studies
  • Values and education 
  • Refugees and migrants and education

Publications

Chapters

  • Veck, W. 2016. Disability and inclusive education in times of austerity. In: Bhopal, Kalwant and Shain, Farzana ed. Neoliberalism and education: rearticulating social justice and inclusion. London. Routledge.
  • Veck, W. 2015. Hannah Arendt, education and power. In: Kupfer, Antonia ed. Education and power: Contexts of oppression and opportunity.. London. Palgrave Macmillan, 13-25.
  • Veck, W. 2015. Participation in Education as an Invitation to Become Towards the World: Hannah Arendt on the author. In: Smith, Richard ed. Philosophy of Education II: Major Themes in Education. London. Routledge.

Articles, refereed

  • Veck, W. & Jessop, S. 2016. Hannah Arendt 40 years on: Thinking about educational administration. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 48. (2). 129-135. 
  • Veck, W. 2014. Inclusive pedagogy: Ideas from the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. Cambridge Journal of Education, 44. (4). 451-464. 
  • Veck, W. 2014. Disability and inclusive education in times of austerity. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35. (5). 777-799. 
  • Veck, W. 2014. Hope, disability and inclusive participation in education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18. (2). 177-195. 
  • Veck, W. 2013. Martin Buber's concept of inclusion as a critique of special education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17. (6). 614-628. 
  • Veck, W. 2013. Participation in Education as an Invitation to Become Towards the World: Hannah Arendt on the author. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 45. (1).36-48. 
  • Veck. W. 2012. Reflecting on ADHD and disaffection in education with Erich Fromm. Disability and Society, 27. (2). 263-275. 
  • Veck, W. 2009. Listening to include. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13. (2). 141-155. 
  • Veck, W. 2009. From an exclusionary to an inclusive understanding of educational difficulties and educational space: Implications for the Learning Support Assistant’.Oxford Review of Education, 35. (1). 41-56. 
  • Veck, W. 2002. Connecting relational and psychological processes of exclusion. Disability and Society, 17. (5). 529-540. 

Review

  • Veck, W. 2016. Book review: Hannah Arendt and the politics of friendship. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 48. (2). 194-6. 

Recent conferences

2016:

  • Conference Paper: European Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Including the excluded Other: Rights, policies and refugees and mirgrants in European educational systems, a Round Table Presentation. [University College Dublin]
  • Conference Paper: World Congress on Special Needs Education. Beyond the special against inclusive education debate: Inclusive research, ethics and objectivity.[Temple University, Philadelphia]
  • Keynote Address: Conference in Special Education, The social world versus the individual:Conflict or synergy?. Inclusive education, responsibility and social justice.[Lillehammer University College]
  • Keynote Address: Implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons – a common cause. Implementing article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Individualised and inclusive education in Pre-school, primary and secondary schooling.[The Polish Disability Forum]
  • Keynote Address: Implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons – a common cause. Implementing article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Inclusive education and human potential in vocational and higher education and life-long learning. [The Polish Disability Forum]
  • Keynote Address: Department of Teacher Development’s Finalist Diversity Conference. Education and Public Perceptions of Disability. [University of Winchester]

2015:

  • Conference Paper: European Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Conducting inclusive research in education: The primacy of responsibility and dialogue.[Corvinus University, Budapest]
  • Presenter: Objectivity and inclusive educational research.[University of Winchester]

2014

  • Presenter: Hannah Arendt, power and education. [University of Southampton]
  • Presenter: Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical philosophy and inclusive education.[Liverpool Hope University]

2013:

  • Conference Paper: European Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Inclusive school cultures and the ethical relation in education: Insights from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Emmanuel Levinas. [Bahçesehir University, Istanbul]

2010:

  • Conference Paper: Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress: Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Practice. The education and teaching of inclusive hope. [Queen’s University, Belfast]
  • Co-presenter: Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress: Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Practice. Ways of looking at an inclusive researcher. [Queen’s University, Belfast]
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