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Dr. Cornelia Schneider
Associate Professor
Office: Seton 435
Phone: (902) 457-6206
Fax: (902) 457-4911
E-mail: msvu.ca

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  Research and Teaching Interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Social and cultural diversity, intersectionality
  • Teaching Abroad and in diverse cultures
  • Comparison of educational systems and inclusive education (inclusion in Europe)
  • Sociology of education
  • Disability Studies
  • Sociology of childhood
Background
I have a strong European background. Born and raised in Nuremberg (Germany), I did my first academic studies at the University of Würzburg in Bavaria and graduated from there with Special Education Teacher Training in 2001. I then achieved my Master’s degree in Educational Sciences from University René Descartes in Paris (Faculté des Sciences humaines et sociales – Sorbonne) in 2002. In 2002 I began lecturing in Sociology of Education and Disability at the University René Descartes in Paris. I accomplished my PhD examining Peer Relationships in Mainstream Classrooms Between Children With and Without Disabilities in 2006.

My work focuses on people who are involved in educational processes, especially children themselves, in the perspective of sociology of childhood and disability studies, recognizing children as actors. Furthermore, my comparative approach is a very interesting viewpoint on issues in educational and inclusive policies, strategies and practices. I am publishing in English, French and occasionally German.



Research Projects

Current and Past Research Projects

  • Since 2014: Supporting Children with Disabilities on the Island of Roatán: Examining Cultural and Traditional Belief Systems as Support for Inclusive Education.
  • 2011-2014: People with Disabilities transitioning into Adult Life – A Study of the ACEE Programme (The ACEE Alumni Study), funded by MSVU Community Connections Grant, co-investigator Dr. Saad Chahine, funded by MSVU Internal Grant.
  • 2008-2011: “The Neighbourhood Dollar Store: Life Course Transitions of Young Adults with Disabilities”. Funded by MSVU Internal Grant.
  • 2006 to 2010. International research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): “Students experiencing difficulties at school and inclusive education in international contexts. Towards innovative strategies and models” in cooperation with the University of Ottawa (principal investigator Nathalie Bélanger)
  • 2006 to 2009. European research project, funded by the Comenius programme (European Union) : « Children with special educational needs in inclusive settings - Early Childhood Education » in cooperation with the Universities of Siegen (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Mälardalen Hökskola (Sweden) and Minho (Portugal).

Publications (Peer Reviewed BookCoverCSchneider)

Book

Schneider, C. (2011).Une étude comparative de l'éducation inclusive des enfants avec besoins particuliers en France et en Allemange: Recherches dans onze salles de classe = A comparative study of the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools in France and Germany: case studies of eleven classrooms. Lewiston, N.Y: Edwin Mellen Press.


Articles

Schneider, C., Chahine, S., Hattie, B. (2016). Examining Life Course Transitions of Young People With Disabilities: The ACEE Alumni Study. Journal of Education and Training Studies 4 (10), 126-138, doi: 10.11114/jets.v4i10.1768

Schneider, C., Hattie, B. (2016). Exploring the social lives of young adults with disabilities. ALTER – European Journal of Disability Research 10 (3), 236-247, doi: 10.1016/j.alter.2016.02.003

Schneider, C. (2016). Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of Children with Disabilities in the Classroom. International Journal of Education 8(3), 119-133, doi: 10.5296/ije.v8i3.9444

Schneider, C. (2015).  Social participation of children and youth with disabilities in Canada, France and Germany, International Journal of Inclusive Education (19) 10, 1068-1079, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2015.1037867.

Schneider, C., Chahine, S., Hattie, B. (2015). Trajectoires et transitions de vie de jeunes en situation de handicap. La nouvelle revue de l’adaptation et de la scolarisation 68, 209-225.

Plaisance, E. & Schneider, C. (2013). L’inclusion scolaire des enfants handicapés comme révélateur des tensions éducatives, Phronesis 2 (2/3), 87-96, doi: 10.7202/1018076ar

Berg, D. H. & Schneider, C. (2012). Equality Dichotomies in Inclusive Education: Comparing Canada and France. ALTER – European Journal for Disability Research 6(2) , 124-134, doi:10.1016/j.alter.2012.02.011

Schneider, C. (2010). La figure de Terry Fox : Handicap et Performance et les conséquences pour l’éducation. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 8(1), 99-117; available at https://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/jcacs/article/viewFile/23377/28396

Schneider, C. (2010). ‘Ready for work’: feeling rules, emotion work and emotional labour for people with disabilities, Interactions, vol. 4; available at http://dc.msvu.ca:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10587/1601/schneider_en.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Schneider, C. (2010). « Prêt pour le travail » : règles de sentiment, travail émotionnel, marchandisation des émotions pour les jeunes en situation de handicap, Interactions, vol. 4 (version française de ‘Ready for work’) ; available at http://dc.msvu.ca:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10587/1601/schneider_fr-1.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

Schneider, C. & Harkins, M. J. (2009). Transatlantic Conversations about Inclusive Education: France and Nova Scotia, Research in Comparative and International Education, 4 (3), 277-288, retrieved at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2304/rcie.2009.4.3.276

Schneider, C. (2009). Equal is not enough - Current Issues in Inclusive Education in the Eyes of Children, International Journal of Education 1(1): E1. retrieved at http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ije/issue/view/16

Schneider, C. (2007). Être intégré, être en marge, être reconnu ? L’enfant en situation de handicap et son statut social dans une classe ordinaire, Education et Sociétés, 20, 149-166

Plaisance, E., Bouve, C. & Schneider, C. (2006). Petite enfance et handicap. Quelles réponses aux besoins d’accueil ? Recherches et previsions, 84, 53-66

Schneider C. (2000). Intégration préscolaire en France et en Allemagne : à la recherche d’un tissu social, Handicap – Revue des sciences humaines et sociales, 87, 55-77

 

Book Chapters

Schneider, C. (forthcoming). Between children’s rights and disability rights: inclusion and participation of children with disabilities. In: Xiaobei, C., Raby, R., Albanese, P., The Sociology of Childhood and Youth Studies in Canada: Categories, Inequalities, Engagement, Canadian Scholars Press

Plaisance, E. & Schneider, C. (2010). Le cas d’une école privée catholique dans le 20e arrondissement de Paris : l’école Trinité. In : Bélanger, N. & Duchesne, H. (eds). Des écoles en mouvement.  Inclusion d’élèves en situation de handicap ou éprouvant des difficultés à l’école, (p. 73-109), University of Ottawa Press

Schneider, C. (2010). Les relations entre pairs : être membre de la culture enfantine quand on a des besoins éducatifs particuliers. In : Delalande, J. & Arleo, A. (eds). Les cultures enfantines. Universalité et diversité (p. 211-221), Presses universitaires de Rennes

Schneider, C. (2010). Intégration scolaire des enfants avec besoins éducatifs particuliers en France et en Allemagne. In : Malet, R. (ed). Ecole, médiations et réformes curriculaires. Perspectives internationales (p. 87-95), DeBoeck, Brussels

Publications (Editor-reviewed)

Book Chapters

Schneider, C. (forthcoming). Transitioning into Adulthood: Disability, barriers and accessibility. In: Albanese, P. & Tepperman, L., Reading Sociology. Oxford University Press. 

ECEIS (Early Childhood Education in Inclusive Settings), Authoring Team (2012). Chapters 4 to 10. In: Kron, M.; Serrano, A.; Afonso, J.L. (ed. 2014): Crescendo Juntos. Passos para la Inclusão na Educação de Infância. Porto (Portugal): Porto Editora

ECEIS (Early Childhood Education in Inclusive Settings), Authoring team (2012). Chapters 4 to 10. In: Kron, M. (ed.) (2012): Growing up Together. Steps to Early Inclusive Education (p. 97-232). ZPE

ECEIS (Early Childhood Education in Inclusive Settings), Équipe d’auteurs (2012). Chapters 4 to 10 in Kron, M. & Plaisance, E. (eds, 2012), Grandir ensemble. L’éducation inclusive dès la petite enfance, (p. 102-205), Editions de l’INSHEA, Suresnes

Schneider, C. (2012). De la sympathie et de l’antipathie dans la recherche ethnographique. In : Hamelin-Brabant, L. & Turmel, A. (2012), Les Figures de l’enfance : un regard sociologique (p. 191-203), Presses Interuniversitaires à Québec

ECEIS (Early Childhood Education in Inclusive Settings) Autorenteam (2010). Chapters 4 to 10 in : Kron, M., Papke, B. & Windisch, M. (eds., 2010), Zusammen aufwachsen. Schritte zur frühen inklusiven Bildung und Erziehung (p. 99-227), Klinkhardt, Bad Heilbrunn

Schneider, C. (2009). Solidarité enfantine et intégration scolaire des enfants en situation de handicap. In: Delalande, J. (ed., 2009). Des enfants entre eux. Des jeux, des règles, des secrets (p. 94-109) , éditions autrement, collection Mutations, Paris

Articles

Schneider, C. (2011). Education inclusive : Et si on écoutait les enfants ? La nouvelle revue de l’adaptation et de la scolarisation 54, 165-172

Schneider, C. (2009). Comment former à l’éducation inclusive : la formation des enseignants en Nouvelle-Ecosse au Canada, La nouvelle revue de l’adaptation et de la scolarisation, Special Issue 5, 205-209

Plaisance, E. & Schneider, C. (2009). Inclusion : le concept et le terrain, La nouvelle revue de l’adaptation et de la scolarisation, Special Issue 5, 25-34

Schneider, C. (2007). Auf der Suche nach dem tissu social. Behindertenpädagogik 46(3/4), 319-342

Plaisance, E., Belmont, B., Vérillon, A. & Schneider, C. (2007), Intégration ou inclusion ? Éléments pour contribuer au débat, La nouvelle revue de l’adaptation et de la scolarisation 37, 159-164
Schneider, C. (2006). Scolariser tous les élèves, de l’utopie aux actes, in: Scolariser tous les enfants et adolescents en situation de handicap, EduSarthe, Références: des informations techniques pour agir, Inspection académique de la Sarthe, Académie de Nantes, juin 2006, p. 13-22, available at http://communication.inshea.fr/ins_flash/flash_09/Scolarisertouslesenfants.pdf

Schneider, C. (2006). Intégration et inclusion en Europe, AporiA, Rencontres de l’éducatif, du thérapeutique et du social, n° 3, février 2006, 19-25

Schneider, C. (2005). Neue Gesetzgebung in Frankreich für Menschen mit Behinderung, Behinderte in Familie, Schule und Gesellschaft 1/2005, 6-7