Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Over the years, Rick has worked as an elementary and a secondary classroom teacher, a special educator, a school principal, and an educational psychologist. Today, Rick teaches inclusive special education courses in the graduate (M.Ed. & Ph.D.) and professional development (P.B.D.E.) programs of the Faculty of Education.
Rick has researched and written about a variety of inclusive education topics, including Precision Reading, Precision Writing, consultation and collaboration, resource teacher programs, inclusive schooling, promoting responsible behavior, student self-determination, differentiating instruction and assessment, diversity and disability, post-secondary inclusion, and the transition from school to work and post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Rick has written books, book chapters, journal articles, research reports, and curricula on these and related topics. Rick has worked extensively with schools, communities, and disability groups in the areas of research and professional development. He has presented papers at academic and professional conferences and conducted workshops in all parts of Canada, in the U.S.A., and in the U.K., Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean