Dialogue on inclusive education

T.I.E.S is organizing the webinar "Dialogue on Inclusive Education" to be held on May 15, 22 and 29, 2021. It is addressed to researchers, professionals and decision-makers interested in the issue of inclusive education in Lebanon and will be an opportunity to share knowledge, know-how and life skills on this topic with the aim of developing an "Inclusive education development kit" specific to the Lebanese context. This event will be an opportunity to ponder the key concepts of inclusive education, the diversity of structures and practices supporting it, their accessibility, as well as the crucial role of parents in this dynamic process.

Themes of the seminar

  • From Concepts to Practices, Reflection on the structures needed to support inclusive education.
  • The role and place of parents in an inclusive dynamic, throughout the child's school years.
  • To professionalize the interprofessional situations.

Objectives of the seminar

  • To build a common culture;
  • To create a mobilizing horizon (Mazereau, 2015);
  • To help the teams to think as a collective;
  • To plan a project with an inclusive aim;
  • Develop a "developmental kit of inclusive education”.

Operating principles of the seminar

The seminar will be conducted online via Zoom.

  • Speakers-Moderators by theme (guest speaker(s), a Lebanese teacher-researcher, a Lebanese field practitioner);
  • 9 groups maximum (4 to 6 participants per group);
  • The registration to the seminar is done by heterogeneous group, it must be constituted of actors directly or indirectly involved in the actions related to the theme: parents, young people with special needs, teachers, members of the multidisciplinary team (medico-social), schools’ administrators, specialized centers administrators, members of associations or NGOs, ...
  • The participation of the actors throughout the three days of the seminar.


  • Joumana Akiki, PhD, Professor, Lebanese University (Lebanon)
  • Marco Allenbach, PhD, Professor, University of Teacher Education of the Canton of Vaud (Switzerland)
  • Micheline Aoun, PhD, Associate Professor, Lebanese University (Lebanon)
  • Michèle Kosremelli Asmar, MHA, PhD, President of Include (Lebanon), Director Higher Institute of Public health, faculty of medicine, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Xavier Conus, PhD, Professor, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Basma Frangieh, PhD, President and cofounder of T.I.E.S (Lebanon)
  • Fadi El Halabi, Psychotherapist for couples and adults, Executive Director of EDAN (Lebanon)
  • Shaza Ismail, Director of the inclusive program at Al-Mabarrat Association (Lebanon)
  • Nidal Jouni, Early Childhood Program Coordinator, University of Science and Arts (Lebanon)
  • Jean-Claude Kalubi, PhD, Professor, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)

  • Ghia Khoury, Head of an inclusive school, The Orthodox College of the Annunciation of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Corinne Mérini, PhD, Associate researcher, Laboratoire ACTé Clermont Auvergne (France)
  • Nicole Monney, PhD, Professor, University of Québec at Chicoutimi (Canada)
  • Sr Patrice Moussallem, PhD, Director of the Father Roberts Institute – IPR (Lebanon)
  • Liliane Pelletier, PhD, Professor, University of La Réunion, Laboratoire Icare (France)
  • Thierry Philippot, PhD, Professor, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
  • Serge Ramel, PhD, Professor, University of Teacher Education of the Canton of Vaud and International Laboratory on Inclusive Education (Switzerland)
  • Serge Thomazet, PhD, Associate researcher, Laboratoire ACTé Clermont Auvergne (France)


400.000 Lebanese pounds per group (4 to 6 participants).

The registration will only be validated upon receipt of your payment by a transfer via OMT: T.I.E.S education, Address: Samarani Tower, Bloc B, 5th floor, Saydeh Street, Zalka – Lebanon.

Phone : +961 70 971 567


Click here to register (Registration opens on March 18)

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Inclusive education in the Lebanese education system

A series of seminars entitled "Inclusive education in the Lebanese education system" were conducted by T.I.E.S in six regional centers of the Center for Educational Research and Development – Lebanon: Baalbeck, Sin El Fil, Saida, Tripoli, Aley and Jounieh. They were addressed to the school principals, teachers, supervisors and specialized teachers. These seminars, based on the Guide for ensuring inclusion and Equity in Education (UNESCO, 2017), took place in June and July 2019.

Objectives of the seminar
  • Clarify concepts and principles related to inclusive education;
  • Analyze the legal and regulatory framework related to inclusive education;
  • Present the transition from separate to inclusive education;
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges of inclusive practice.

Zalka, Matn District, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Saydeh street, Samarani Tower building, 5th floor.

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