To organise a conference entitled “Student Teachers in Special Settings: policy and practice in Ireland. The Conference will be held at The National Institute for the Study of Learning Difficulties, Trinity College. Floor 4, 3 College Green. Dublin, on Thursday & Friday March 22nd and 23rd, 2007. The attendance will be initial teacher educators with responsibility for special educational needs in the Universities and Colleges of Ireland, members of General Teaching Councils and the Education and training Inspectorates in each jurisdiction. The Conference will aim to provide an assessment of pre-service teacher experience of pupils with disabilities and to provide answers to a range of research question.