Human Rights Day 2015 – Ennis Co Clare

Candle Ritajoe little et al 1ennis ET Yellow Flag

Closing ceremonywith Rita Kilroy doing the honours!

Dr Declan Fahie, UCD School of Education, Dr Orla McGarry, UCC & YMOBILITY Project and Dr Áine Ryan, School of Languages, Literature & Culture, NUI Galway in conversation with Joe Little, RTE

Pupils from Ennis Educate Together with their Yellow Flag

WHO IS IN THE CLASSROOM? LEARNERS, TEACHERS, IDENTITIES

The 6th IDEC Conference took place in Ennis on Thursday December 10th 2015.  The Conference opened with a conversation between Dr Declan Fahie, UCD School of Education, Dr Orla McGarry, UCC & YMOBILITY Project and Dr Áine Ryan, School of Languages, Literature & Culture, NUI Galway. This conversation was facilitated by Joe Little, RTE’s Religious Correspondent.

Two workshops were offered looking at learners’ and teachers’ experiences in the classroom and a third workshop examined the use of ethnic identifiers in education.

Speakers included Dr Rory McDaid, Marino College addressing the teachers’ experience; Dr Orla McCormack, Department of Education & Professional Studies, UL and  Dr Valerie Ledwith  Department of  Geography & Archaeology, NUI Galway looked at the learners’ experience. Brendan Murphy from the Central Statistics Office,  Professor Ailish Hannigan, Graduate Entry Medical School, UL and Dr Siobhan O’Connor from Ennis CDP discussed the use of ethnic identifiers in the education system.

Rita had lit the candle at the start of the conference to mark the last day of the 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women, blowing it out as part of the closing ceremony of the 2015 Conference

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