GERARDO ECHEITA

GERARDO ECHEITA

University Lecturer at the Inter-Faculty Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Specialist in Policies on Inclusive Education and Attention to Diversity, with wide experience and a proven track record in teaching, research and school counselling.

He has held responsible technical positions within the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (1986-1996) and has worked as a Consultant and Expert for several international organisations (UNESCO, OECD, UNICEF, OEI and the European Agency for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, EADSNE). He is a Member of Salamanca University’s Institute for Community Integration (INICO).

He is both a member and a coordinator of the Consortium for Inclusive Education. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred published articles, chapters and books and has taken part in numerous training and dissemination activities at national and international seminars, conferences and congresses, particularly in Ibero-America.

He recently promoted and coordinated a MOOC, through the EDX platform, on “Quality Education for All. Equity, Inclusion and Attention to Diversity”, for which some 8,000 people registered the first two times it was held.