BEd(Sydney), MTeach(EC)(Macquarie), MEd(EC)(UOW), MEd(SE)(Sydney), GradCert(ASD)(QUT)
Lecturer, Special Education
Phone: +61 2 9351 3685
Fax: +61 2 9351 2606
Research on teaching and learning
- Early childhood education
- Special and inclusive education
autism, teacher attitudes, social inclusion, early childhood, special education
Cathy's areas of interest are autistic spectrum disorder, high support needs, and positive behaviour support. She lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is supervising a number of research students.
Prior to taking up her position at the University, Cathy was assistant principal of a four-class support unit attached to a regular primary school in the Western Sydney Region. She has had many years' experience teaching in early-childhood settings, primary schools and the special-education sector.
Cathy has taught students with autistic spectrum disorder, behaviour disorder and high support needs, in regular and support-unit classes. She continues to have a close relationship with several schools in Western Sydney Region.
- An investigative study into regular teacher attitudes and the social inclusion of students with Asperger Syndrome.
- Little, C., & Evans, D. (in press). Conceptualizing social inclusion within teacher education.. In C. Forlin (Ed.), Future directions for teacher education for inclusion. Routledge.
- Hoskin, C., Evans, D., Little, C., & Spandagou, I. (2011). Examining the tensions of professional practice: Preparing quality special educators. In W. Beamish 2011 AASE National Conference: Tensions in Competing Agendas. Gold Coast, 28-30 September, 2011.
- Spandagou, I., Evans, D., & Little, C. (2009). Primary education preservice teachers' attitudes and prceptions on preparedness to respond to classroom diversity. In Paper presented at the AARE2008 International Education Research Conference. Brisbane, Australia, 30 November-4 December 2008.