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The Consortium of Inclusive Teacher Education and Development (CITED), formed in July 2018, is a group of academics, teacher educators, researchers and disability advocates who work across different countries and contexts with colleagues in schools and communities, regarding how best high-quality education can be provided to all learners. The group aims to develop an understanding of the barriers that hinder the learning and full participation of students with diverse abilities, and identify solutions that could address these barriers. Teacher education has and will continue to play a significant role in preparing and empowering all school educators in creating learning opportunities that maximise outcomes for all learners. CITED strongly believes that by working in partnership with key stakeholders such as educators, policymakers, families, students, and colleagues in the tertiary education sector, solutions to complex challenges that learners face in various contexts can be found.
This year CITED brings together 16 members from different countries for a symposium at the Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy. During the symposium, members will have the opportunity to present, share and discuss ongoing projects related to CITED's endeavours in the field of inclusive teacher education, undertake joint projects with each other, and review articles which will be published in the International Journal of Inclusive Education's special issue on 'Bridging gaps between theory and the practice of inclusive teacher education: International perspectives', edited by CITED members, Umesh Sharma (Monash University) and Missy Morton (University of Auckland).