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2nd Sarawak Conference on Inclusive Early Childhood Education 2019 (SCECEI 2019)

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2nd Sarawak Conference on Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Persidangan Pendidikan Inklusif Awal Kanak-Kanak Sarawak Ke-2

第二届砂拉越学前融合教育大会

The Conference will be held in Kingwood Hotel, Sibu, Sarawak, between 19th and 21st July 2019, hosted by Fu Yuan Kindergarten, a community-based kindergarten who has implemented inclusive education for early years since 10 years ago. The first Conference in Kuching (2017) attracted 418 participants from all over Malaysia and nearby countries. Our Conference theme is “Accept, Accompany and Achieve”. Children with special needs surround us daily; everyone ought to accept them with open hearts, be it in the school or the society. While accompanying them and their families, we aim to provide them with quality early education. With proper assistance and support, the children can achieve in many ways, like their peers without special needs. However, much more has yet to be done. This conference will be held by the side of the mighty Rejang River (the largest river in Malaysia) in Central Sarawak, the Borneo part of Malaysia. We aim to attract 500 participants from all over Malaysia, as well as international participants. We gather to discuss issues about inclusive education in early years and find ways to implement them successfully. More than 40 international and local speakers have been identified, to provide participants with a whole range of topics divided into plenary, concurrent workshops, and interactive sessions. Social programs which include visiting long house and local tourist attraction has also been prepared.


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Accept, Accompany and Achieve

International and National Speakers

Concurrent Workshops

speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Jane Warren

    Lecturer, Department of Education – The Early Years, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Dr. Kristiantinidewi Soegondo

    President, Dyslexia Association of Indonesia

  • Anne Donohoe (Parent)

    Education Consultant, Plymouth, United Kingdom

  • Rev. Dr. Tie King Tai

    President, Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference

  • Dr. Chea Chan Hooi (Parent)

    General Surgeon, Sibu Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia

  • Dr. Diana Wee Yuen Swan

    Clinical Psychologist, Miri, Sarawak

  • Dr. Wong Siong Teck

    Psychiatrist, Sibu Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia

  • Aubrey Groves (United Kingdom)

    Principal, Woodlands International School, Sarawak, Malaysia

  • Alvin Teoh (Parent)

    Freelance Social Worker, Kedah, Malaysia

  • Helen Geddes

    Director, MoveAhead Software, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Dr. Wong Woan Yiing

    President, National Early Childhood Intervention Council, Malaysia

Concurrent Workshops Speakers (Invited)

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Chen Ying Hao

    Dept. of Special Education, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

  • Dr. Trevor Geddes (Father)

    Director / Programmer, MoveAhead Ldt, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Dr. Purboyo Solek

    Paediatric Neurologist, University Hasan Sadikin, Bandung, Indonesia

  • Silviana Bonadei (Switzerland)

    Special Educator, 2 Way Centre and Mental Health Association of Penang

  • Wang Lian Jie (Taiwan)

    Occupational Therapist, Taiwan (currently based in Bintulu, Sarawak)

  • Yeoh Shin

    Clinical Psychologist, Kedah

  • P’ng Jie Yi

    Occupational Therapist, Oasis Place, Kuala Lumpur

  • Chia Kien Eng

    Speech/Language Pathologist, Island Hospital, Penang

  • Pamela Joseph

    Speech/Language Pathologist, Island Hospital, Penang

  • Ng Lai Thin

    Project Officer, National Early Childhood Intervention Council

  • Dr. Lim Boon Chuan

    Developmental Paediatrician, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching

  • Anne Donohoe (Parent)

    Education Consultant, Plymouth, United Kingdom

  • Helen Geddes (Parent)

    Director, MoveAhead Software, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Nurul Salwana Mohd Multazam Khair

    Lecturer (Special Education), Faculty of Education, SEGi University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shanti Nadarajan

    Faculty of Language & Communication, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

  • Dr. Kristiantinidewi Soegondo

    President, Dyslexia Association of Indonesia

  • Prof. Dr. Toh Teck Hock

    Vice President, National Early Childhood Intervention Council, Malaysia cum Paediatrician, Sibu Hospital

  • Dr. Jane Warren

    Lecturer, Department of Education – The Early Years, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Dr. Diana Wee Yuen Swan

    Clinical Psychologist, Miri, Sarawak


Program

2nd Sarawak Conference on Early Childhood Education Inclusion Program Outline Detail

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ABOUT SIBU

Sibu is rich with culture and a variety of local delicacies to enjoy. The population is dominated by the Chinese especially the Foochow, as well as indigenous Iban, Melanau and Malay. Besides long houses, other interesting landmarks in Sibu are Borneo’s second tallest building, Wisma Sanyan, and Malaysian’s largest wet market. A few well-established museums in the town have displays of Sibu's history, including Melanau, Iban, Malay, and Chinese artefacts, as well as Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum, which is the first and only medical museum in Malaysia. The latter exhibits medical equipment and uniforms used by medical staff at Lau King Howe Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in Sarawak built in 1930’s. Jade Dragon Temple located 26 km out of Sibu town is the largest temple in South East Asia. Sibu also hosts The Borneo Cultural Festival in July each year, as well as Sibu International Dance Festival and International B.A.S.E Jump from Wisma Sanyan annually. We are looking forward to welcoming you in July 2019.


venue

Kingwood Hotel Sibu in Sibu has an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal throughout the property.

Kingwood Hotel

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address

12, Lorong Lanang 4
96000 Sibu
Sarawak


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