IDEC 2016 Conference

IDEC 2016 CONFERENCE

Cois na hAbhna, Ennis. Thursday December 8th 2016

The Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre-Ireland (IDEC-Ireland) is a partnership of statutory agencies, community organisations and higher education institutions. Since 2010, IDEC-Ireland has hosted conferences to mark International Human Rights Day, using it as an opportunity to illustrate successes and failures of the Irish State in relation to Human Rights.  It has been illustrated at our previous conferences that recognition and celebration of diversity is a crucial aspect of healthy communities. This year’s conference, Diversity in Education- Raising the Bar: Ireland’s Untapped Potential relates to the theme of the importance of diversity in the Irish education system and this was illustrated by showcasing models of educational approaches and outcomes, including the challenges faced by these projects. There were workshops and keynote speakers along with a variety of participatory activities including World Café and a panel discussion.  The workshops were informal dialogical sessions, facilitated by representatives from education, community and entreprise,  with the objective of exploring the themes of living and learning diversity.      

The workshops were facilitated by representatives from Yellow Flag, Educate Together, DICE, Cities of Sanctuary and Green Spiral

 Joe Little, RTE Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent           Chinedu Onyejelem, Editor of Ireland's multicultural weekly newspaper Metro Eireann. Keynote speaker

The conference was moderated by Joe Little, RTE’s Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent and the Keynote Speaker was Chinedu  Onyejelem, journalist and owner publisher of Metro Éireann.

IDEC 2015 Conference Report

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