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Professor M. Tariq Ahsan, PhD

Institute of Education and Research (IER)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

e-mail: tariq.ahsanbd@gmail.com, tariqahsan@ac-ie.org

 

Profile Web: http://www.ac-ie.org/tariq_ahsan01.php

 

Education:

PhD in Inclusive Education [Monash University, Australia]

Master of Special Education [Flinders University of South Australia]

Master of Education [Institute of Education and Research-IER, University of Dhaka]

Bachelor of Education (Hons.) [IER, University of Dhaka]

 

 

Short Biography: Dr M. Tariq Ahsan is working with the Institute of Education and Research (IER) at the University of Dhaka since 2001, his current position is Professor. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Special Education at IER, University of Dhaka during the period of 2006-07. Tariq recently worked with UNESCO-Dhaka for adaptation of Advocacy Guide for Inclusive Teacher Education. He has been involved with Plan International Bangladesh as a researcher and consultant for development of a Model IE in Bangladesh. He has also been working with ACIE and ActionAid Bangladesh for the Development of an Advocacy Framework for IE Teacher Education. Recently, he has been involved with the Government of Bangladesh as a National Consultant on behalf of UNICEF for promoting IE.

Tariq achieved Australian Government's prestigious Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) for doing his Ph.D at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He completed his PhD on Pre-service teacher preparedness for inclusive education in 2014. His specialization areas are Inclusive education, Special Education, Hearing impairments, Alternative Communication and Teacher preparation. Tariq conducted a number of research studies on disability, education, special education and inclusive education issues and published more than 80 papers in the form of national and international journal articles, books, conference proceedings, periodicals and reports. He was also involved in Sign Supported Bangla Language Development process in Bangladesh. Tariq is also contributing at the Asian regions and international levels through various initiatives. He is the Executive Secretary of the Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) and through this platform he organized three successful international conferences in 2013 and 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2016 in S.P Pune University, India. Tariq was involved with the UNESCO-Bangkok for developing Teachers' Training Toolkit for inclusive education in the Asia Pacific Region. Besides, Tariq was also involved in an International project on "Inclusive Education in Asian Countries‟ at Monash University in Australia as a member of the organizing committee. Tariq is the founding editor of an international journal titled Asian Journal of Inclusive Education (AJIE) and reviewed many research papers for several prestigious journals such as International Journal of Inclusive Education and Cambridge Journal of Education. He was also the founder President of the IER Alumni Association in University of Dhaka, Lifetime member of Dhaka University Alumni Association, Member of Flinders University Alumni Association, Australia and Monash University Alumni Association Australia. Tariq has been involved in the editorial process of many publications. As an honour of Tariq’s contributions at the country and regional levels, the Australian Government awarded him the “Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014 for Community Services”.

 

International Awards Received:

  1. Australian Alumni Excellence Award 2014 for Community Services by the Aus-Trade, Government of Australia.
  2. Australian Leadership Awards-ALA 2008, a prestigious award of Australian Government for conducting postgraduate studies in Australian Universities.
  3. Australian Development Scholarship 2004, an award of Australian Government for doing Masters in Australian Universities.

 

 

Publications

  1. Journal Articles (N=33)
  2. Books (04)
  3. Reports (N=14)
  4. Conference Presentations (35)
  5. Publications in Other Forms (N=5)



A. Journal Articles (N=33)

  1. Ahsan, M. T (2016). Achieving quality education for all: It is all about embracing diversity to ensure equity and inclusion into education. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education (AJIE), [editorial], 4 (1), 1-3.
  2. Tahsein, S. S. & Ahsan, M. T. (2016). Four-year B.Ed. (Honours) students attitude towards inclusive education in Bangladesh. Primary Education Journal, Vol. 9 (1), 27-49.
  3. Ahsan, M.T. (2015). Theory of planned behaviour as a potential framework for predicting teachers’ performances in the inclusive classrooms: A review. Bangladesh Journal of Educational Research, 1(2), 1-11.
  4. Ahsan, M. T. (2015). Teachers’ perspective of inclusive education: A central agenda for successful implementation. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 3(1), 1-2.
  5. Ahsan, M. T. (2015). Importance of early identification and early intervention for ensuring participation of children with disabilities in inclusive education in Bangladesh (In Bangla).  Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, Year 12, Vol1, 23-29. 
  6. Johora, F. T. & Ahsan, M.T. (2015). Headteachers’ understanding about inclusive education from the perspective of disability: A case of some selected schools in a district of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Educational Research, 1(1), 75-90.
  7. Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy: improving teacher effectiveness in inclusive classrooms. Bangladesh Education Journal, 13(1), 39-50. Available at: http://www.bafed.net/ejournals.php
  8. Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Inclusive Education: A strategy to address to ensure equal right to education. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 2(1), 1-3.
  9. Ahsan, M. T. Hossain, I. & Siddik, A. B. (2014). Proposed draft education act 2013 and inclusive education: an analytical review and recommendations (In Bangla). Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, Year 11, Vol 1, 22-41.
  10. Johora, F. T. & Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Importance, probability and recommendations regarding inclusive education in pre-primary education in Bangladesh (In Bangla). Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, Year 11, Vol 1, 50-59.
  11. Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Inclusive Education: A strategy to address to ensure equal right to education. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 2(1), 1-3.
  12. Ahsan, M. T., Deppeler, J., & Sharma, U. (2013). Predicting pre-service teachers’ preparedness for inclusive education: Bangladeshi pre-service teachers’ attitudes and perceived teaching-efficacy for inclusive education. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43 (4), 517-535. DOI:10.1080/0305764X.2013.834036
  13. Ahsan, M. T. & Mullick, J. (2013). The journey towards inclusive education in Bangladesh: Lessons Learned. Prospects, 43(2), 151-164.DOI 10.1007/s11125-013-9270-1
  14. Ahsan, M. T. (2013). Inclusive Education in developing countries: anticipating louder voice based on the contextual research studies. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 1(1), 1-2.
  15. Ahsan, M. T., Sharma, U., Deppeler, J. (2012). Exploring pre-service teachers’ perceived teaching-efficacy, attitudes and concerns about inclusive education in Bangladesh. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 8(2), 1-20.
  16. Ahsan, M. T., Sharma, U., Deppeler, J. (2012) Challenges to prepare pre-service teachers for inclusive education in Bangladesh: beliefs of higher educational institutional heads. Asia Pacific Journal of Education (APJE), 32(2); 1-17. Available at: DOI: 10.1080/02188791.2012.655372
  17. Ahsan, M. T., Sharma, U., Deppeler, J. (2011). Beliefs of pre-service teacher education institutional heads about inclusive education in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Education Journal, 10(1), 9-29. Available at: http://www.bafed.net/ejournals.php
  18. Azam, S., Ahsan, M. T. & Syed, A. (2010). Prevalence of children with special needs in the government primary schools of Bangladesh. NAEM Journal, 5(10), 89-95.
  19. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2010). Inclusive education and the national education commission 2009: A review and some recommendations (In Bangla). Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, 7(2), 55-65.
  20. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2009). Interagency cooperation and collaboration: How much it is Important for Ensuring Participation of Children with Special-needs in the Mainstream Primary Education in Bangladesh? Teachers' World, Vol 33-34, p. 167-176.
  21. Azam, S., Ahsan, M. T. & Syed, A. (2009). Sensory processing for learning development in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).NAEM Journal, 5 (9), 40-50.
  22. Azam, S., Ahsan, M. T. & Syed, A. (2009). Second Primary Education Development Program & Inclusive Education (In Bangla). Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, 6(2), 21-29.
  23. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2008). Do gifted students underachieve? : Teachers role to identify and reverse underachievement in gifted students. Teachers' World, Vol 32, p. 43-51.
  24. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2007). The necessity of Parent-Educator-Professional Partnership in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Teachers' World, Vol 30-31, 35-43.
  25. Ahsan, M. Tariq & Burnip, L. (2007). Inclusive education in Bangladesh. Australasian Journal of Special Education (AJSE). 31(1), 61-71. DOI: 10.1080/10300110701255807
  26. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2007). Mainstream Education & Children with Special Needs in Bangladesh (In bangla). Bangladesh Shiksha Samoieky, Year 4, Vol 1, 7-14.
  27. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Inclusive education acts and policies in some selected countries including Bangladesh. Bangladesh Education Journal, 5(1), 58-63.
  28. Ahsan, M. Tariq et.al. (2005). Identification of education provisions for children with hearing impairment in Bangladesh and their practices in reality. The Dhaka University Studies, p. 163-174.
  29. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2005). Education, gender and employment status of people with disabilities in Bangladesh. Teachers' World, Vol 28-29, 195-204.
  30. Ahsan, M. Tariq et.al. (2005). Participatory national education budget analysis: Children with disabilities. Teachers' World, Vol 28-29, 155-168.
  31. Ahsan, M. Tariq et.al. (2003). Academic & social integration of hearing impaired pupils into mainstream educational settings. The Social Science Review. 20(1), 125-140.
  32. Anam, N. & Ahsan, M. Tariq (2002). The feminine dimension of disability. Teachers' World. Vol 24-25, 111-125.
  33. Ahsan, M. Tariq et.al. (2002). Educating children in difficult circumstances-Children with disabilities. Bangladesh Education Journal, 1(1). 25-44.

 

b. Books (04)

  1. Ahsan, M. T. et al. (In Press, 2017). Nishobdo Bhab Binimoy. [Silent Communication, A book on Bangla Sign Language]. Dhaka: ACIE. ISBN 978-984-34-1777-0
  2. Ahsan, M.T., Hossain, I. & Akther, M. M. (2015). Shikkhok Prossikhon e Ekivuto Shikkhar Proshar:  Advocacy Guide (Bangla Book). Dhaka: UNESCO-Dhaka, IER, University of Dhaka and ACIE, ISBN 978-984-33-9311-1 (Reprint)
  3. Anam, N. Ahsan M.T. & Akther, N. (2011). Hearing impairment: Cause, prevention and development assistance (Bangla Book), Dhaka: CSID, ISBN 978-984-33-3531-9
  4. Anam, N & Ahsan, M. Tariq (2000). Assistive devices for the people with hearing impairment (Booklet in Bangla). Dhaka: Center for Disability in Development (CDD).

 

c.  Reports (N=14)

  1. Ahsan, M. T. (2017). Inclusive education is good: But how to do it? [Eds. Conference proceeding] ISBN 978-984-34-1776-3.
  2. Ahsan, M. T. (2016). Achieving Inclusive Education through Post EFA Goals 2015 – How Far are We? [Eds. Conference proceeding] ISBN 978-984-33-8459-1.
  3. Ahsan, M. T. (2016). Meeting the Challenges of Inclusive Education. [Eds. Conference proceeding] ISBN 978-984-34-7230-7.
  4. Ahsan M. T. et al. (2014). Situation analysis of education of children with disabilities in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Sightsavers.
  5. Ahsan M. T. et al. (2013). Ensuring right to education: An in-depth study on situation of out of school children in selected government primary schools in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Plan International Bangladesh.
  6. Ahsan, M. T. (2013). National Baseline Study for “Developing a model of inclusive primary education in Bangladesh project” based on secondary data. Dhaka: Plan Bangladesh. ISBN 978-984-33-7159-1
  7. Ahsan, M. T. (2013). A Photograph Supplements a Thousand Words: Zooming into the Inclusion Scenario in Bangladesh. [Eds.] ISBN 978-984-34-6127-1.
  8. UNESCO-Bangkok (2004). Embracing Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive Learning Friendly Environment. A big volume of six parts Teachers' Training Toolkit for Inclusive Education (in English), ISBN 92-9223-032-8
  9. Centre for Services and Information on Disability-CSID (2002). The Feminine Dimension of Disability: A study on the situation analysis of adolescent girls and women with disabilities in Bangladesh (Research Report in English). Total page. 103, ISBN 984-32-0366-6. available at: http://www.csid-bd.org/research/research05.pdf
  10. Centre for Services and Information on Disability-CSID (2002). Fifty Tales of adolescent girls and women with disabilities in Bangladesh (Research Report in Bangla). Total page. 90, ISBN 984-32-0365-8
  11. Centre for Services and Information on Disability-CSID (2002). Employment Situation of People with Disabilities in Bangladesh (Research Report in English). Total page. 41, ISBN 984-32-0367-4. 
  12. Centre for Services and Information on Disability-CSID (2002). Employment Situation of People with Disabilities in Bangladesh (Research Report in Bangla). Total page. 47, ISBN 984-32-0476-X
  13. Directorate of Primary Education-DPE and CSID (2002). Educating Children in Difficult Circumstances-Children with Disabilities (Research Report in English). Total page 80.
  14. Centre for Disability in Development-CDD (2002). Manual on Sign Supported Bangla (3 sets), ISBN 984-8305-00-9 (Set)

 

d. Conference Presentations [35]

  1. Ahsan, M.T. (2017). Key Note Paper titled “Implementing Inclusive Education: Are we Promoting Exclusion?” Presented in the 4th International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 12-14 January 2017, Dhaka, organized by ACIE, Bangladesh.
  2. Lie, S. & Ahsan, M.T. (2017). Review of Current state of Education for peace, sustainable development and global citizenship in Bangladesh. Paper Presented in the 4th International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 12-14 January 2017, Dhaka, organized by ACIE, Bangladesh.
  3. Ghosh, G. et al. [Ahsan, M.T.] (2017). Situation Analysis of Sign language used in Primary Education of Bangladesh. Presented in the 4th International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 12-14 January 2017, Dhaka, organized by ACIE, Bangladesh.
  4. Hossain, K. et al. [Ahsan, M.T.] (2017). Child Rights Situation Analysis and Community Survey of Holistic approach towards promotion of inclusive education (HOPE). Presented in the 4th International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 12-14 January 2017, Dhaka, organized by ACIE, Bangladesh.
  5. Ahsan, M.T. (2016). Key Note Paper titled “Conceptual Gap between Policy and Practices about Inclusive Education in Bangladesh: A Learning Opportunity for Other Countries” Presented in the 3rd International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 22-24 January 2016, jointly organized by ACIE and S.P. Pune University, India.
  6. Ahsan, M.T. (2016). Exclusion in Inclusion: Bringing Children with Disabilities in the Mainstream Education in Bangladesh. Presented in the International Conference on Sustainable Development held in 04-05 February, 2016, jointly organized by CSD at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and ADD Intl. Bangladesh.
  7. Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Validation workshop on the study titled An Assessment of the Situation of Teacher Education for Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh: A Study by ActionAid Bangladesh. Presented in the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 09-11 January 2015, ACIE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  8. Ahsan, M. T. et al. (2014). Situation Analysis of Education of Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh: A Sightsavers Study. Presented and published in the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Education held in 09-11 January 2015, ACIE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Hossain, I. & Ahsan, M. T. (2014). Evidence based practice for developing a model of Inclusive education in the government primary schools in Bangladesh: A Plan Bangladesh experience. CIES Conference 2014, 10-15 March 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  10. Key-note Speaker (2013). National Workshop on Addressing the Values of Inclusive Education in the Proposed Draft Education Act 2013”. Organized by ACIE & Plan Bangladesh.
  11. Key-note Speaker (2013). National Workshop on Addressing the Values of Inclusive Education in the Post EFA 2015 & Post MDG 2015 Goals”. Organized by ACIE, Bangladesh.
  12. Ahsan, M. T., Sharma, U. (2013). Impact of teacher education course on pre-service teacher preparation for inclusive education. International conference on Inclusive Education; Theme: Meeting the Challenges of Inclusive Education”. Organized by the Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE), 15-17 February 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  13. Ahmmed, M. & Ahsan, M. T. (2013). Examining pre- and in-service teachers’ attitudes and teaching efficacy: Inclusive education in primary education in Bangladesh. International conference on Inclusive Education; Theme: Meeting the Challenges of Inclusive Education”. Organized by the Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE), 15-17 February 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  14. Facilitator (2012). Workshop on “Publishing your Research-Why and How?”. Organized by National Academy of Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, facilitated on behalf of BAFED, Dhaka.
  15. Facilitator (2011). Workshop on Development of Inclusive Education in Bangladesh: Policies and Reform Initiative. Organized by ManusherJonno Foundation (MJF), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  16. Ahsan, M. T., Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. (2011). Beliefs of pre-service teacher education institutional heads about inclusive education in Bangladesh. International Symposium on Inclusive Education. UNESCO-BAFED Researchers’ Conference, 4 June, 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  17. Ahsan, M. Tariq, Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. (2010). Primary Level Pre-Service Teacher Preparation: Institution Heads Beliefs and Views about Inclusive Education in Bangladesh. Abstract accepted for publication in an International Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, held in August 2010.Abstract available online:http://i10.cgpublisher.com/proposals/100
  18. Mullick, J., Ahsan, M. T., Deppeler, J., & Sharma, U. (2010). Inclusive Education Reform in Bangladesh: Interpretation, Implementation and Challenges. Abstract accepted for publication in the 2nd International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris, France, 21 to 24 July 2010.
  19. Ahsan, M. Tariq, Sharma, U. &Deppeler, J. (2010). Paradigm shift in teacher education: How pre-service teacher education is responding to the inclusive education reforms in Bangladesh. International Conference on Child Friendly Inclusive Education, Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka, 7-8 January, 2010.
  20. Kabir, M.E., Banu, M.S. & Ahsan, M. Tariq (2010). Challenges of inclusive education in Bangladesh: Early childhood context. International Conference on Child Friendly Inclusive Education, Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka, 7-8 January, 2010
  21. Ahsan, M. Tariq, Sharma, U. &Deppeler, J. (2010). Higher education institutions’ heads belief about inclusive education and its impact on pre-service teacher preparation in Bangladesh. Abstract accepted for publication in an International Conference Proceedings of Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC), UK, to be held in August 2010. 
  22. Ahsan, M. Tariq Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. (2009). Pre-service Teacher Preparation Curriculum for Inclusive education in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the conference titled Making Inclusive Education Happen Conference organized by the University of Canterbury in Christ Church, Wellington, New Zealand held in 27-30 September, 2009. 
  23. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2009). Status of Primary Level Pre-service Teacher Education Curriculum for Implementing Inclusive Education in Bangladesh, paper presented in the Monash Education Research Community-MERC Conference 2009; Monash University, Australia, 03 July 2009.
  24. Ahsan, M. Tariq & Mullick, J.I (2009). Education System in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the Global Education Systems Day Conference, organized by MERC, Monash University, Australia, 08 June, 2009.
  25. Kabir, M.E. & Ahsan, M. Tariq (2009). Inclusion in early childhood education through electronic media: A Case of Sesame Street (Sisimpur) in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the EMSENIC Conference on Special Need Education 2009, held at the Fontys University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, in 11-14 February, 2009.
  26. Discussant (2009). Shadow Report Presentation on MDG. Organized by Sushasoner Jonny Procharavizan-SUPRO at National Press Club, Dhaka.
  27. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2008). Effectiveness of the existing pre-service teacher education standard for future teachers’ preparedness to address the inclusive education reforms in Bangladesh. Poster presented at the KRONGOLD CENTRE RESEARCH EXPO Conference 2008, held at the Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, in 13 November, 2008.
  28. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Scope of Inclusive Education in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the 3rd IER-UNESCO workshop on Child friendly Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19 December, 2006.
  29. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Inclusive education acts and policies in some selected countries including Bangladesh: A review. Paper presented in the 5th UNESCO-BAFED Educational Research Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2006.
  30. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Concept of Inclusiveness and the role of IISB. Paper presented in the workshop on Inclusive Approaches for Children with Disabilities; organized by the Inclusive Approaches for Special-needs Bangladesh (IISB) and Nayantara Communications, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 August 2006.
  31. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Inclusive Education (IE) in the Context of Bangladesh. Paper presented in the 1st IER-UNESCO workshop on Child friendly Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 July, 2006.
  32. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2002). Education of People with Disabilities, National Plan of Action & Our roles (in Bangla). Paper presented at a National Workshop on Inclusion of People with Disabilities into Education; organized by NFOWD in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 December, 2002.
  33. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2002). Educating children in difficult circumstances: Children with disabilities. Paper presented in the 1st UNESCO-BAFED Educational Research Conference, Dhaka, November 2002.
  34. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2002). Education of Children with disabilities in Bangladesh. Working paper presented in the toolkit development workshop titled Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Creating Child-Friendly, Inclusive Learning Environments, held in Chiang Mai Thailand; organized by the UNESCO-Bangkok, 18-21 July 2002.
  35. Ahsan, M. Tariq, Moitry, C. & Anisuzzaman M. (2001). Scope of Inclusive Education in the Formal Education System. Working paper presented at the National Workshop on Inclusive Education organized by NFOWD & Ministry of Social Welfare, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 05 April 2001.

 

e. Publications in Other Forms (N=5)

  1. Ahsan, M. T. (2011). Otitis Media: A Major Cause of Childhood Hearing Loss and School Dropout. Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh. Vol. 5-6, Issue 5-6. 
  2. Ahsan, M. T. (2009). Inclusive education in the context of Bangladesh. Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh, Vol. 4 Issue 4.
  3. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2008). Neural tube defects: Some strategies for inclusion of people with NTDs in the mainstream life. Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh, Vol. 3 Issue 3.
  4. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2007). Autism spectrum disorder: Analyzing the issue from professional to parental point of view. Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh, Vol. 2 Issue 2.
  5. Ahsan, M. Tariq (2006). Necessity of Early Detection and Intervention of Special Needs for Successful Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Bangladesh. Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh, Vol. 1 Issue 1.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Secretary General and Executive Secretary of a voluntary organization named Asian Center for Inclusive Education (ACIE), in Bangladesh.
  • Member, Bangladesh Forum for Educational Development (BAFED), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Adviser, Curriculum Development Team Member (2012-2016). Proyash Institute of Special Education and Research (PISER); Bangladesh University of Professionals.
  • Executive Member, Teacher Development Institute (TDI), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh.
  • Member, Monash Education Research Community (MERC), Monash University, Australia.
  • Member, Education Students' Association (ESA), Monash University, Australia.
  • Ex-member (2002-03), Thematic Group on Inclusive Education, National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled (NFOWD), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Flinders University Alumni Association, Australia.
  • Member, Dhaka University Alumni Association, Bangladesh.
  • Founding President & Member, IER Alumni Association, IER, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member, AusAID Students' Group, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Students' Group, Australia
  • Ex-Board Member (2003). A Special School named TECSN-Bangladesh.

 

Editorial Memberships:

  • Editor (2013 onwards). Asian Journal of Inclusive Education (AJIE). An international journal focusing on issues related to inclusive education in developing countries in Asia and beyond. ISSN 2304-1188 (Print), ISSN 2307-1087 (Online); web: http://www.ajie-bd.net/
  • Editor (2013). A photograph Supplements a Thousand Words: Zooming into the Inclusion Scenario of Bangladesh. Souvenir published for the Photography exhibition event for celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013, Dhaka: IISB. ISBN 978-984-33-6127-1
  • Editor (2013). Conference Proceeding of International conference on Inclusive Education; Theme: Meeting the Challenges of Inclusive Education”. Organized by the Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE), 15-17 February 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN 978-984-33-7230-7
  • Associate Editor (2012). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (IJISS), Vol. 6. Issue 8 & 10. Published by the Common Ground Publishers, University of Illinois Research Park, USA.
  • Editorial Board Member (2010). Scientific Committee for the Proceedings on International Conference on Child-friendly Inclusive Education, 7-8 January, 2010, IER, University of Dhaka.
  • Associate Editor (2007). A Journal named Teacher’s World, Vol. 30-31, published by IER, Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
  • Associate Editor (Since 2006 till to date). Inclusion Newsletter: Bangladesh, IISB, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISSN 2227-9571 (Online) ISSN 2227-9318 (Print).

 

Some Recent Professional Involvements

  • Member Secretary (2014). Committee on International Conference on Inclusive Education 2015, to be organized by the Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) from 9-11 January, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Researcher (2013). National Baseline Study on Inclusive Education for “Developing a model of inclusive primary education in Bangladesh project” based on secondary data, conducted for Plan Bangladesh.
  • Guest Lecturer, Disability/Inclusive Education in Developing Countries, September & November 2011, organized by Education and Learning Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Alan Gilbert Building, University of Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Organizing Secretary, International Symposium on Inclusive Education, 5 June 2011, UNESCO-BAFED, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Symposium on Inclusive Education in Asian Countries, 7-23 February, 2011, held in Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
  • Secretary, Committee of International Conference on Child Friendly Inclusive Education, 7-8 January, 2010, Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  1. Education Officer (Internship, 19 August 2008 to 16 September, 2008). Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Eastern Metropolitan Region, Melbourne, Government of Australia.

 

Involvements with other Universities and Colleges

  • Adviser, Curriculum Development Team Member (2012-2016). Proyash Institute of Special Education and Research (PISER); Bangladesh University of Professionals.
  • Examiner (2006). B.Ed. Examination for the course titled ‘Psychological Foundation of Education’ held in 2006, National University, Bangladesh.
  • Paper Setter & Examiner (2003). Ms.Ed. Examination held in July 2003, National University, Bangladesh.
  • Examiner (2003). B.Ed. Examination for the course titled Psychological Foundation of Education held in 2003, National University, Bangladesh.
  • Visiting Lecturer (2003). Teacher’s Training College of the National Centre of Special Education (NCSE), Ministry of Social Welfare, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member of Curriculum Development Team (2003). Bachelor of Speech Therapy Course, Bangladesh Health Professionals’ Institute (BHPI), CRP, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Visiting Lecturer (2002). Special Teacher’s Training College of the Bangladesh Institute of Special Education (BISE), Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Some Previous Contributions

  • Facilitator (2012). Workshop on “Publishing your Research-Why and How?”. Organized by National Academy of Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, facilitated on behalf of BAFED, Dhaka.
  • Facilitator (2011). Workshop on Development of Inclusive Education in Bangladesh: Policies and Reform Initiative. Organized by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Facilitator (2011). Training on Inclusive Education. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Dhaka.
  • Discussant (2009). Shadow Report Presentation on MDG. Organized by Sushasoner Jonny Procharavizan-SUPRO at National Press Club, Dhaka.
  • Member of Manual Development Team (2007). Inclusive Education for the Education Administrators, TQI-SEP, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.
  • Theme Paper Writer (2006). Training Manual on Disability prepared for the SISIMPUR, Nayantara Communications, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Coordinator (2003). TOT course on Inclusive Education for Field Supervisors, BRAC, Bangladesh.
  • Coordinator (2002-03, 2006). Training on Inclusive Education, Deaf Children Welfare Association of Bangladesh (DeCWAB), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Team Leader (2001-2003). Sign Language Development Team. Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Board Member & Speech Therapist (2003). A Special School named TECSN-Bangladesh.
  • Researcher (2001-02). Study on Participatory National Budget Analysis: Education of Children with Disabilities, ActionAid Bangladesh.

 

 

 

Thesis Supervisions

 

MPhil Thesis:

  • Syed Md. Siam (Registration No: In the process; Session: 2015-16). Primary Level Madrasha [Religious based Education] Teacher’s Teaching-efficacy for Inclusive Education in Bangladesh. M. Phil Thesis on-going since 2016 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Hasan Ferdous (Registration No: In the process; Session: 2015-16). ….for Inclusive Education in Bangladesh. M. Phil Thesis on-going since 2016 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Tasnim Islam (Registration No: 51531; Session: 2013-14). Exploring primary level English medium school teachers’ attitude toward inclusive education in Bangladesh. M. Phil Thesis on-going since 2014 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Feroz Ahmed (Registration No: 51535; Session: 2013-14). Exploring primary teachers’ efficacy towards inclusive education in Bangladesh. M. Phil Thesis on-going since 2014 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

MEd Thesis:

  • Syeda Sanjia Tahsein (Roll: 014-584, Year: 2014). Four-year BEd. (Hons) students’ attitudes towards inclusive education in Bangladesh. M. Ed Thesis ongoing in 2014 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Sirazum Masuda (Roll: 014-587, Year: 2014). Exploring the status of peer acceptance towards children with hearing impairment in the government primary schools of Dhaka city. M. Ed Thesis ongoing in 2014 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Nayma Nazia (Roll: 014-586, Year: 2014). Exploring parental attitudes towards inclusive education of children with hearing impairment enrolled in special schools in Bangladesh. M. Ed Thesis ongoing in 2014 at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Fatema Khatun (Roll: 06507; Year: 2006-‘07). Reflection of the philosophy of inclusive education in the C-in-Ed teachers’ training curriculum and its implication in Primary Schools. M. Ed Thesis conducted at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Saiful Malak (Roll: 01327; Year: 2002-‘03). Identification of education provisions of hearing-impaired children in Bangladesh and their practices in reality. M. Ed Thesis completed at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Tania Sultana (Roll: 01363; Year: 2002-‘03). Assessment of appropriate use of teaching materials for literacy development of primary level hearing-impaired pupils in Bangladesh. M. Ed Thesis completed at IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.