ISSN 2312-2781


Osoblyva Dytyna: Navchannia i Vykhovannia


Exceptional child: teaching and upbringing 

ISSN 2312-2781  

Frequency: four times a year (March, June, September, December).

 Founded in 1995.

 Between 1996 and 2012 it was published under the title ‘Defektolohiia; in 2013 as ‘Defektolohiia. Osoblyva dytyna: navchannia i vykhovannia; and since 2014 as ‘Exceptional Child: teaching and upbringing’




Tim Loreman


Associate Vice President Academic, Dean of Research and Faculty Development, Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Loreman is Dean of Research and Faculty Development at Concordia and a Professor in the Faculty of Education. He has taught in a variety of classroom settings in Australia and Canada and worked in the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne before joining Concordia in 2003.  His active research interests include inclusive education and pedagogy, and he has conducted research and presented at major conferences throughout the world, including in Australia, Hong Kong, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, Spain, and Ukraine. In 2010 he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bologna in Italy and in 2013 was Visiting Research Professor at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has held a number of major Canadian research grants and recently completed a large cross-institutional and cross-national CIDA project aimed at reform of the education system in Ukraine in order to better support inclusive education. His current international work is with school systems in Pacific island nations. Dr. Loreman was founding editor of the International Journal of Whole Schooling and is currently editor of Exceptionality Education Canada.






Selected books

Forlin, C., & Loreman, T. (eds.). (2014). Measuring inclusive education: Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Loreman, T. (2011). Love as pedagogy. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Loreman, T., Deppeler, J.M., & Harvey, D.H.P. (2010). Inclusive education: Supporting diversity in the classroom (2nd Ed.). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. *Winner of the Exceptionality Education International ‘Book of the Year Award 2011’

Loreman, T. (2009). Respecting childhood. London: Continuum.

Selected book chapters

Loreman, T. (2014). Teacher education, professional development, and student diversity. In J. Andrews & J. Lupart (Eds.), Understanding and addressing diversity in Canadian schools. Toronto, Canada: Nelson. pp. 187-215.

Loreman, T. (2013). Canadian pre-service teachers and exclusion: Views and origins. In P. Jones (Ed.). Infusing insider perspectives into inclusive teacher learning: Potentials and challenges. Abbingdon, UK: Routledge.

Loreman, T. (2010). A content-infused approach to pre-service teacher preparation for inclusive education. In C. Forlin (Ed.). Teacher education fo inclusion: Changing paradigms and innovative approaches. Abbingdon, UK: Routledge.

Loreman, T. (2008). Inclusive education as a catalyst for educational reform in the Asia-Pacific region. In C. Forlin & J. Lian (Eds.), Reform, inclusion and teacher education: Towards a new era of special education in the Asia-Pacific region. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Selected peer-reviewed articles

Forlin, C., Loreman, T., & Sharma, U. (2014). A system-wide professional learningapproach about inclusion for teachers in Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 42(3), 247-260.

Loreman, T. (2013). Measuring inclusive education outcomes in Alberta, Canada.International Journal of Inclusive Education. DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.788223. Published online. Print publication to follow.

Loreman, T., Sharma, U., & Forlin, C. (2013). Do pre-service teachers feel ready to teach in inclusive classrooms? A four-country study of teaching self-efficacy. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(1), 27-44. Available at:

McGhie-Richmond, D., Irvine, A., Loreman, T., Cizman, J., & Lupart, J. (2013). Teacher perspectives on inclusive education in rural Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Education. 36(1). 195-239.

Sharma,U., Loreman, T., & Forlin, C. (2012). Measuring teacher efficacy to implement inclusive practices: An international validation. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs12(1), 12-21.

Forlin, C., Earle, C., Loreman, T., & Sharma, U. (2011). The Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education Revised (SACIE-R) scale for measuring teachers’ perceptions about inclusion. Exceptionality Education International, 21(3), 50-65.

Irvine, A., Lupart, J., Loreman, T., & McGhie-Richmond, D. (2010). Educational leadership to create authentic inclusive schools: The experiences of principals in a rural school district. Exceptionality Education International, 20(2), 70-88.

Loreman, T. (2010). Essential inclusive education-related outcomes for Alberta pre-service teachers. Alberta Journal of Educational Research56(2) 124-142.

Forlin, C., Loreman, T., Sharma, U., & Earle, C. (2009). Demographic differences in changing pre-service teachers’ attitudes, sentiments and concernsabout inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13(2), 195-209.

Loreman, T., McGhie-Richmond, D, Barber, J. & Lupart, J.L. (2009). Parent perspectives on inclusive education in rural Alberta, Canada.ExceptionalityEducation International, 19(2), 21-36.

Loreman, T., McGhie-Richmond, D, Barber, J. & Lupart, J.L. (2008). Student perspectives on inclusive education: A survey of Grade 3-6 children in rural Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 5(1), 1-15.

Sharma, U., Forlin, C., & Loreman, T. (2008). Impact of training on pre-service teachers’ attitudes and concerns about inclusive education and sentiments about persons with disabilities. Disability & Society, 23(7), 773-785.

Sharma, U., Loreman, T., & Forlin, C., (2007). What concerns pre-service teachers about inclusive education: An international viewpoint. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 4(2), 95-114.

Loreman, T. (2007). How we view young children with diverse abilities: What Canada can learn from Reggio Emilia. Exceptionality Education Canada, 17(1), 5-26.

Loreman, T. (2007). Seven pillars of support for inclusive education: Moving from “Why?” to “How?” International Journal of Whole Schooling, 3(2), 22-38.

Loreman, T., Forlin, C., & Sharma, U. (2007). An international comparison of pre-service teacher attitudes towards inclusive education. Disability Studies Quarterly, 27(4).

Deppeler, J., Loreman, T., & Sharma, U. (2005). Reconceptualising specialist support services in inclusive classrooms, Australasian Journal of Special Education, 29(2), 117-127.

Selected non peer-reviewed articles

Loreman, T. (2012, May 28). Book review. [Review of the book The irregular school: Exclusion, schooling, and inclusive education by R. Slee].Canadian Journal of Education.

Loreman, T. (2009). Straight talk about inclusive education. CASS Connections, Spring.












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