masters degree

Research into Conductive Education services in South Africa

Another Alert from Google about a masters’ thesis completed in 2015 has reminded me about an ongoing project in South Africa.

In September 2003 after an initial investigation into the needs of the Sizanani Children’s Home in South Africa, Conductive Education was introduced in two phases and by 2005 was available to all the children,  and as far as I know it is still part of the work there.

Since then there have been a number of publications and student research reports about this project.

Publications

Vermeer, A, et al (2006) Effects of Conductive Education in a home for children with developmental disabilities. Recent Advances in Conductive Education, 4(2), pp.9-20.

Vermeer, A.  and  Templeman, H. eds. (2006) Health Care in Rural South Africa: an innovative approach. Amsterdam: VU University Press,  (pp. 132-146)

Magyarszeky, Z. and Vermeer, A. eds. (2014) Disability Care in Africa: Community-Based Rehabilitation in Rural Regions. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit

Postgraduate studies

Six theses  have been submitted to the University of Utrecht for Masters degrees,  2010 – 2015.

2010

Mathot, A. The evaluation of the Conductive Education program and the Cognitive Stimulation program in a home for children with developmental disabilities in a rural area of South Africa.Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands

http://bit.ly/RWI9ts

Vos, R.V. and Westrhenen, N. van  The evaluation of the Conductive Education program and the implementation of a Cognitive Stimulation program in a home for children with developmental disabilities in a rural area of South Africa. Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

http://bit.ly/1koNpkY

Velzen, J.M. and van Mathot, A.F. The evaluation of the Conductive Education program and the Cognitive Stimulation program in a home for children with developmental disabilities in a rural area in South Africa.   Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

http://bit.ly/1gXlrxo

2011

Flesch, Kathrin. Evaluation of a cognitive play intervention in children with profound multiple disabilities at a children’s home in South Africa.  Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands

http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/279060

 2012

Twilhaar, S. Evaluation of a Conductive Education intervention for children with profound multiple disabilities in a residential children’s home in South Africa.  Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

http://bit.ly/1mIuMqE

2015

Spek, A. An Evaluation of Conductive Education for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in a Residential Home in South Africa.  Masters. University of Utrecht, Netherlands

http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/313617

 

This is quite usual in other fields, but unusual in Conductive  Education. As far as I know, it has been a long time since a number of studies  came out of the same project.

 

 

More comment on Masters degree in Conductive Education

There has been a new comment on the posting about Masters degrees in Conductive Education  at

http://www.gillian-maguire.info/2011/07/masters-degree-in-conductive-education.html

I have responded to say what  the latest position relating to all qualifications for Conductive Education appears to be. The end of the Wolverhampton course and the possible start of another in Birmingham at the National Institute of Conductive Education are the latest developments I can find.

As far as I am aware there is still no Masters degree up and running.

More on masterates

A little while ago I posted a blog on masterates in Conductive Education after finding a request for information about such a course on the Internet.

http://www.gillian-maguire.info/2011/07/masters-degree-in-conductive-education.html

http://www.gillian-maguire.info/2011/07/more-information-about-masters-degree.html

Today Susie Mallett has posted on her blog about Masterates and why she wouldn’t want one. It makes very interesting reading and I will keep an eye for any comments made.

http://www.susie-mallett.org/2011/07/masterates.html

More information about a Masters degree in Conductive Education – of a sort

Since last week I have been checking frequently to see if there were any responses to the original request for information about a possible Masters degree in Conductive Education on Yahoo and this blog.
First, a reply was put up on Yahoo from Mel Brown about the possiblity of such a course which is still in the discussion stages. This can be found at

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110704153849AAP06ns

Secondly, Andrew Sutton left a comment on this blog referring to other Masters courses in special education and included a link to   http://www.mastersinspecialeducation.org/

A conductor has told me today that she had thought there was a Masters available from the Peto Institute but this had turned out not to be the case.
The minimum qualifications necessary to teach at a university is having a Masters degree – how many conductors have this? Who else could do the teaching?
I suppose that such a course will not become available until there is a big enough demand. Doing a higher degree is very expensive these days and you would need to be very sure it was useful (as well as interesting and informative) before investing a lot of time and money in it.
It will be interesting to see what the future brings.

Masters degree in Conductive Education?

The  Google Alert facility has just thrown up a request for information on obtaining a masters’ degree.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110704153849AAP06ns

As far as I know there is no opportunity to study for a masters in CE anywhere at all.  If anyone does know of a course, please do let me know.
Opportunities to study for a qualification or  degree  at any level in Conductive Education are very limited. The Peto Institute is still training conductors, the University of Wolverhampton course in conjunction with the Foundation for Conductive Education will enrol its final intake in September, and training is still available at  Aquinas College in North America, I believe. Other than a theoretical  certificated course for health professionals at  Governors University, Chicago, I am not aware of any other on-going course.
Again, please let me know if I have not included any others