Datum: Wednesday, 18 Oktober 2023. 17.00 CET
Speaker: Associate Professor Rhonda Faragher, AO, PhD, University of Queensland, Australia
Translation: Croatian, Czech, French, German, Turkish and Ukrainian
Down Syndrome International has published International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome to assist countries to meet their obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. In this presentation, Dr Rhonda Faragher, leader of the writing team, will introduce participants to the guidelines and give suggestions for how organisations might use them to improve education outcomes for learners with Down syndrome in any setting.
Rhonda Faragher (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Queensland and Director of the Down Syndrome Research Program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a secondary mathematics teacher by background, Rhonda has always had an interest in assisting everyone, including those with Down syndrome, to learn to love mathematics and to appreciate its power for their lives.
She is a trustee of Down Syndrome International, a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has received a number of awards for her work including a Commonwealth of Australia Endeavour Executive Award, the Vice-Chancellor’s medal for Mission Excellence and in 2020 she was the recipient of The University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Community, Diversity and Inclusion. In 2023, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Rhonda has an adult daughter with Down syndrome.