Md. Saiful Malak, PhD
Department of Special Education
Institute of Education and Research
University of Dhaka
Md. Saiful Malak teaches courses regarding disability, special education, inclusion and applied psychology at the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka as Associate Professor. He did Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Master of Education in Special Education from the Department of Special Education, IER, University of Dhaka. As a representative of Bangladesh Government, he completed another Masters with concentration to Inclusion in Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia in 2010. Recently he has completed Doctoral studies in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Saiful’s PhD research focuses on mainstream teachers’ efficacy and behavioural intention to teach students with challenging behaviours in regular classrooms. His research interests include disability studies, special education, inclusion, student behaviour and teacher preparedness for inclusion.
Huq, S. & Malak, M. S. (Eds.) (2014). Shikhone Sujog Sristi [A book regarding Deafblindness and multiple disabilities written in Bangla Language, is the translation and contextualization of Creating Learning Opportunities edited by Namita Jacob]. Dhaka: University of Dhaka & Perkins School for the Blind, USA.
Malak, M. S. & Tasnuba, T. (accepted). Secondary school teachers’ views on inclusion of students with special educational needs in regular classrooms. In R. Chowdhuri, M. Sarker, F. Mojumder and M. Roshid (eds.) Engaging in Educational praxis: Connecting policy and practice in Bangladesh. Singapore: Springers
Malak, M. S. (2014). Special education today in Bangladesh. In A. F. Rotatori , J. P. Bakken, F. E. Obiakor , S. Burkhardt, & U. Sharma (Eds.), Special Education International Perspectives: Practices Across the Globe. Advances in Special Education, Vol 28 . (pp. 585-622). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Malak, M. S., Begum, H. A., Habib, M. A., Banu, M. S. & Roshid, M. M. (2014). Inclusive education in Bangladesh: Are the guiding principles aligned with successful practices? In H. Zhang, P. W. K. Chan and C. Boyle (Eds.), Equity in Education: Fairness and inclusion (pp.107-124). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Malak, M. S. (2013). Inclusive education in Bangladesh: Attitudes of pre-service special education teachers towards students with special educational needs. In J Greenwood, J. Everatt, A. H. Kabir & S. Alam (Eds), Research and educational change in Bangladesh (pp.223-243), Dhaka: University of Dhaka.
Malak, M. S., Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. M. (Under review). Predictors of primary schoolteachers’ behavioural intention to teach students demonstrating inappropriate behaviour in regular classrooms.
Farhana, I. & Malak, M. S. (2016). Issues regarding Deafblindness: How do parents perceive of social support for their children? Bangladesh Journal of Educational Research, 1(2), 76-86.
Malak, M. S., Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. M. (2017). Development of a scale for measuring teachers’ attitudes towards students’ inappropriate behaviour. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 13(1), 1-20.
Malak, M. S., Sharma, U. & Deppeler, J. M. (2015). ‘Can I really teach without my magic cane?’ Bangladeshi teachers’ responses to the banning of corporal punishment. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(12), 1325-1341.
Malak, M. S., Deppeler, J. M. & Sharma, U. (2014). Bangladeshi teachers' perceptions about student behavior in primary schools, International Journal on School Disaffection,11(1), 59-78.
Malak, M. S. (2013). Inclusive education in Bangladesh: Are pre-service teachers ready to accept students with special educational needs in regular classes? Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 24(1), 56-82.
Malak, M. S. (2013). Inclusive education reform in Bangladesh: Pre-service teachers' responses to include students with special educational needs in regular classrooms. International Journal of Instruction, 6(1), 195-114.
Malak, M. S. (2012). Pre-service special education teachers' preparation for inclusive education in Bangladesh: An action research. Journal of Education and Practice, 3(14), 91-100.
Malak, M. S., & Khanam, D. (2011). Challenges to regular schooling of female students with disabilities: A case study. Journal of Advanced Social Research, 1(2),147-156.
Malak, M. S., & Khanam, D. (2010). The role of teachers' professional development in promoting a learner-friendly inclusive environment in the regular primary schools. Teacher's World: Journal of Education Research, 35/36, 79-89.
Akter, N., & Malak, M. S. (2008). Identification of suitable teaching strategies for effective learning of children with hearing impairment at primary level (Grade-I & II) in regular school. Teacher's World: Journal of Education and Research, 32, 105-112.
Akbar, S., Jahan-Ara, Q. A., & Malak, M. S. (2007). Pre-primary education programs in Bangladesh: A review (in Bangla). Asiatic Society Potrika, 25 (2), 329-357.
Ahsan, M. T., Hossain, M. A., & Malak, M. S. (2006). Participatory education budget analysis: Education for children with disabilities. Teacher's World: Journal of Education and Research, 28/29, 156-168.
Malak, M. S., Ahsan, M. T., & Jahan-Ara, Q. A. (2005). Identification of education provisions of hearing impaired children in Bangladesh and their practices in reality. The Dhaka University Studies, 62 (1), 163-174.
· Associate Professor (Since 17 May 2016 to till date), Department of Special Education, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka
· Assistant Professor (9 January 2011 to 16 May 2016), Department of Special Education, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka
· Lecturer (30 October 2006 to 8 January 2011), Department of Special Education, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka
· Guest Lecturer (March to May, 2010), Special Education Learning Program, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
· Guest Lecturer (2005 to 2009), Bangladesh Health Professions Institute, Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar, Dhaka.
Co-supervision (with Associate Professor Barrie O'Connor)
Involvement in Professional Development Activities
· Trainer (January to May, 2009): Continuous professional development (CPD) on “Inclusive education”, Organised by IER, University of Dhaka under Teaching Quality Improvement (TQI-SEP) project of Secondary Education, Bangladesh.
· Core-Trainer (3 June- 18 June, 2005): Training on “Inclusive Education” Organised by Deaf Children Welfare Association of Bangladesh, Uttara, Dhaka.
· Trainer (January to February, 2004): Training on “Special Education for Children with Special Needs”, Jointly organised by IECD Bangladesh and IER, University of Dhaka.
· Research Assistant (September 2015 to November 2015): Australian Development Research Award Scheme (ADRAS) project, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
· Research Assistant (July 2013 to September 2013): Solomon Islands Inclusive Education Project, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
· Research Team Member (July 2008 to June 2009): “Learning friendly inclusive environment: A search for its status in secondary school classrooms” conducted by the National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) with funding of the Government of Bangladesh.
· Research Associate (April 2006 to May 2006): Technical and vocational education in public and private sectors in Bangladesh, conducted by ADSL Bangladesh and PINZ New Zealand with funding of Asian Development Bank (PPTA 4799).