‘Knowledge without context is in fact no knowledge at all’ This quote from Steve Denning, who used to lead the World Bank’s organisational knowledge-sharing programme,…
Decolonising research: Some useful strategies
Dr Leda Kamenopoulou is Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Leda completed her doctoral thesis at UCL, Institute of Education, focusing on the social outcomes of mainstream placement for young people with multi-sensory impairment. At the University of Roehampton, Leda lectures mainly on post-graduate, but also undergraduate courses on inclusive education and research methods, and supervises doctoral students researching inclusion and exclusion in education. Leda’s research specifically focuses on inclusive education policy and practice across countries of the North and South, decolonising inclusive education, the inclusion of learners with multi-sensory impairment and complex needs, and teacher preparation for inclusive education in different contexts. Leda is editor of the book ‘Inclusive Education and Disability in the global South’ (Palgrave MacMillan) and author of the book ‘Inclusive Education for Learners with Multi-sensory Impairment’ (Open University Press, forthcoming).
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