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Dr Paty Paliokosta

Senior lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education

About

I am a senior lecturer in inclusive education at Kingston University and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught across primary, secondary and early years education and was an inclusion manager for a number of years, before becoming a local authority advisor for Inclusion (SEN/D) for Camden Children, Schools and Families. I joined Kingston University in September 2009; I have been leading modules and supervising students within a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Initial Teacher Education (BA and PgCert), in work-based learning as well as the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme. Apart from developing and leading programmes in the past with a focus on inclusion, social justice and social pedagogy, I have recently contributed to development work on MRes and NASENCO award programmes. I founded and lead the 'Inclusion and Social Justice' special interest group and I am currently course leader for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination PgCert. I am the Personal Tutor Scheme Lead and the EDI representative for Kingston and St George's Joint Faculty Health, Social Care and Education.

Areas of specialism

  • Inclusive Pedagogies and Social Justice
  • Reasonable Adjustments Beyond Disability
  • Supporting Transitions for Diverse Children
  • Inclusive Curricula in Schools and HE

Qualifications

  • PhD, Inclusive Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • MEd, in Special Educational Needs, University of Exeter
  • BA(Hons), in English Language and Literature (Stream of Linguistics), School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Certificate in Applied Linguistics, University of Amsterdam

Professional membership

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Member of the Greek Institute for the Brain and the Spine.

Research

After being awarded PhD by Canterbury Christ Church University in 2008, my research interests have mainly focused on barriers to inclusive education, social construction and social justice, teachers' and practitioners' professionalism and different types of transitions. Recent studies have included 'exploring the concept of reasonable adjustments in relation to disability and social justice for children and young people in a multi-professional context' (ICCIP grant), and an 'evaluation of initial teacher education students' experiences from 20 day extended placement in a special needs school or resource setting' (TDA grant). I  project managed a DfE-funded project on Serious Case reviews. Currently I am involved in the multi-disciplinary project 'Fighting for our Rights' in collaboration with KCIL, KU School of Nursing and local schools (Heritage Lottery Fund). I am leading the Special interest group (SIG) on Inclusion and Social Justice and  I am co-director of Heritage to Health (H2H).

Publications

Number of items: 23.

Article

Litten, Deborah and Paliokosta, Paty (2013) The power of peers. Special Educational Needs(64), pp. 68-70.

Paliokosta, Paty and Blandford, Sonia (2010) Inclusion in school: a policy, ideology or lived experience? Similar findings in diverse school cultures. Support for Learning, 25(4), pp. 179-186. ISSN (print) 0268-2141

Book Section

Paliokosta, Paty and Proyer, Michelle (2015) 'Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties' im kontext inklusiver bildung in England - eine komplexe kategorie im wandel ['Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties' in the context of inclusive education in England - a complex category in transition]. In: Biewer, Gottfried , Bohm, Eva Theresa and Schutz, Sandra, (eds.) Inklusive pädagogik in der sekundarstufe [Inclusive education in secondary schools]. Stuttgart, Germany : Kohlhammer. pp. 39-56. ISBN 9783170297272

Rask, Hilma, Paliokosta, Paty, Sivalingam, Lalitha [Contributor] and Mukadam, Yasmin [Contributor] (2011) Fostering speaking and listening in early years and foundation stage setting. In: Hodson, Pamela and Jones, Deborah, (eds.) Unlocking speaking and listening. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 35-47. ISBN 041560317X

Rawlings, Anne and Paliokosta, Paty (2011) Learning for interprofessionalism: pedagogy for all. In: Trodd, Lynn and Civers, Leo, (eds.) Interprofessional working in practice: learning and working together for children and families. London, U.K. : Open University Press. pp. 53-67. ISBN 9780335244478

Conference or Workshop Item

Paliokosta, Paty and Kostidakis, Theodoros (2019) Drama, process and story-making : multi-lingual children's self expression creation and imagination. In: LATE Spring Conference : We are our Stories; 09 Mar 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Paty and Nash, Theresa (2018) ‘Fighting for our Rights’, Transforming the curriculum through engagement with real-life experiences. In: World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2018); 10-13 Dec 2018, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Paty and Johnson, Jessica (2014) Training and Professional Development for Safeguarding; ‘Voices from the Field’. In: Accountability and Blame in Social Work; 09 Apr 2014, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Paty (2014) ‘Reasonable adjustments’ in relation to disability and social justice: Discourses of inclusive ethos in an inter-professional context. In: Discourse Power Resistance 14: Research & Practice - Exchange & Change; 08-10 Apr 2014, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Paty and Cullum, Bronwen (2012) Preparing Student Teachers for 'Inclusion'; Debating Outcomes from Students' Extended Placement in Special Education Settings. In: European Conference for Educational Research 2012: The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All; 18-21 Sep 2012, Cadiz, Spain.

Paliokosta, Paty (2012) Co- constructing productive pedagogies: a transformative experience for students and lecturers? In: Educational Research Forum; 15 Jun 2012, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota and Cullum, Bronwen (2012) Preparing student teachers for 'inclusion'; debating outcomes from students' extended placement in a specialist setting. In: 3rd Teacher Education Advancement Network Annual Conference; 18 May 2012, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Paty (2012) Identification and assessment - introducing Education, Health and Care Plans. In: The next steps for supporting young people with Special Educational Needs; 26 Jan 2012, London, U.K..

Paliokosta, Panagiota and Kindness, Leonie (2011) "Reasonable adjustments" in relation to disability and social justice for children and young people in an inter-professional context. In: European Conference on Educational Research 2011, Urban Education; 12-16 Sep 2011, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2010) Inclusion: cultures and discourses. In: 3rd Erasmus Mundus Special Education Needs International Conference (EMSENIC) - Towards inclusion: being with others; 24 -25 June 2010, Roehampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2009) Reading between the lines: rhetoric and policies for inclusive education and the role of the additional adult in English schools. In: ECER 2009 (European Conference on Educational Research); 28 - 30 Sept 2009, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2006) Inclusive education and special educational needs; the impact of differing school cultures on teachers and other stakeholders' interpretations of these notions and consequent practice within mainstream schools. In: ECER 2006 (European Conference on Educational Research); 13 - 16 Sept 2006, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2006) Inclusive education and special educational needs: the impact of differing school cultures on teachers and other stakeholders' interpretations of these notions and consequent practice within mainstream schools. In: Transitional Spaces, Transitional Processes and Research; 2 - 5 March 2006, Volos, Greece. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2005) Narrative as a research device for interpreting stakeholders' interpretations of Policy for Special Educational Needs. In: ESREA Life History and Biography Network Conference; 3 - 6 March 2005, Anghiari, Italy. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2004) Narrative in qualitative research: concerns about bias. In: ECER 2004 (European Conference on Educational Research); 22 - 25 Sept 2004, Rethymnon, Crete. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2004) Policy for addressing literacy difficulties: interpretations of discourse and resistance with the use of comparative imagination. In: DPR (Discourse Power and Resistance) Conference; 5 - 7 April 2004, Plymouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Paliokosta, Panagiota (2003) Understanding the experience of having literacy difficulties in an English mainstream secondary school. In: BERA 2003; 11 - 13 Sept 2003, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Monograph

Rawlings, Anne, Paliokosta, Paty, Maisey, Daryl, Johnson, Jessica, Capstick, Jenny and Jones, Ray (2014) Study to investigate the barriers to learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and identify ways of overcoming these barriers. (Project Report) Manchester, U.K. : Department for Education. 112 p. ISBN 9781781053980

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