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Proyer, M. (18.03.2014): University Based Education for Community Based Rehabilitation Workers in Ethiopia - Opportunities and Challenges.

Poster presentation at the "International Social Work Conference 2014", March 16th - 18th 2014, Kampala, Uganda.

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Desta, D./Proyer, M. (17.03.2014): Responding to Poverty Through Higher Education and Research - Barriers and Facilitators in Higher Education in Ethiopia.

Presented at the "International Social Work Conference 2014", March 16th - 18th 2014, Kampala, Uganda.

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Schiemer, M./Proyer, M. (05.03.2013): Presentation of the RESPOND-HER Research Project: Aims, Activities and latest Developments.

Presented at the OEAD meeting: "Linking-Up Ethiopian APPEAR Projects", March 5th 2013, OeAD-House, Vienna, Austria.

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The Joint Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Asia-Pacific Education Research Association International Research Conference (APERA): World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting. Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research, December 2nd – 6th 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Symposium: "Implications of Cultural and Societal Aspects for Educational Environments of Children with Disabilities in Austria, Thailand and Ethiopia"(December 3rd, 2012)

Organizer and Chair: Gottfried Biewer (University of Vienna, Austria)

Discussant: Ilektra Spandagou (University of Sydney, Australia)

Symposium Presentations:

Biewer, Gottfried (University of Vienna, presenting); Luciak, Mikael (University of Vienna, co-author): Methodological Challenges in Comparing Highly Different Countries and Cultures - Developing Adequate Research Approaches in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Kramann, Michaela (University of Vienna): Participation of Children with Disabilities, their Parents and Teachers in a Viennese Research Study.

Proyer, Michelle (University of Vienna, presenting); Siriparn Sriwanyong (Srinakharinwirot University Bangkok, co-author): In Quest of Mutual Understanding: Insights into the Educational Situation of Children with Disabilities in Bangkok.

Teklemariam, Alemayehu (Addis Ababa University, presenting); Margarita Schiemer (University of Vienna, co-author): Research in Ethiopia: Exploring the Situation of Teachers of Children with Disabilities in Different School Settings.

Teklemariam, Alemayehu (Addis Ababa University): Acoustic Environments of Schools and their Effects on Childrens's Hearing and Learning in Selected Schools of Addis Ababa.

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European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) Annual Conference 2012: "The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All",
September 17th - 21st 2012 
in Cádiz, Spain (Detailed Information)

A Symposium onAccess to Education for Students with Disabilities in Cross-Cultural Perspective”

(accepted for EERA Network 04. Inclusive Education)

Chair: Mikael Luciak (University of Vienna)

Discussant: Lani Florian (University of Aberdeen)

Symposium Presentations:

Margarita Schiemer (University of Vienna); Yirgashewa Bekele Abdi (Addis Ababa University): Mind the Gap…: Accessibility of Schools for Children with Disabilities in Addis Ababa; September 20th 2012.

Michelle Proyer (University of Vienna); Siriparn Sriwanyong (Srinakharinwirot University Bangkok): “I Wish She Could Visit Our Local School…” - Selected Factors Influencing School Attendance of Children with Disabilities in Bangkok. September 20th 2012.

Michaela Kramann (University of Vienna): Parents’ Capabilities and Societal Attitudes - Influencing Variables Regarding Equal Access to Education of Children with Disabilities in Vienna. September 20th 2012.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012: "Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough", April 13th – 17th 2012 in
 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Detailed Information)

An International Symposium on the Practice of Inclusive Education: From Teachers to Systems. SIG-Special Education Research; Chair: Elizabeth B. Kozleski (Arizona State University)


Mikael Luciak (University of Vienna) and Tirussew Teferra (Addis Ababa University): Attitudes and beliefs about disability in cross-cultural perspective and their implications for inclusive educational practices, April 14th 2012.

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