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Social and Educational Participation and Engagement Research Network


We are a network of dedicated researchers who share a common interest in participation and engagement throughout education. In particular, we examine issues of social inclusion for individuals and groups that experience marginalisation, disadvantages and exclusion, with a focus on disability. 


Associate Professor David Evans, Dr Cathy Little, Dr Ilektra Spandagou.

Research location

School of Education and Social Work

Program type



We advance research and understanding in the field by: 

  • establishing and enhancing links within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, other University faculties, research centres and educational institutions
  • strengthening the network's research agenda within school and network partners
  • promoting a broader understanding of social and educational participation through publications and collaboration with education and public sectors
  • providing a forum for members – including honours students and higher degree research students – to present and discuss their work with colleagues.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2745