AHEAD Conference- Journey to Oz: Travelling Together Towards Inclusive Education
Title: Journey to Oz: Travelling Together Towards Inclusive Education- AHEAD Conference 2019
When: March 20th & 21st 2019
Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin
In the classic story The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy leads her charges through the Land of Oz to the Emerald City seeking a hearing from the all-powerful wizard. They hope to convince the wizard to use his powers to grant them all something they believe they are missing – the scarecrow, a heart; the lion, courage; and the tin man, a brain. When the wizard turns out to be a charlatan, all seems to be lost but with Dorothy’s encouragement and support, her charges realise through the journey they have made, that they already have the traits they wished for inside of them.
Students and staff in our further and higher education system are also on significant journeys - students are travelling the road to graduation and staff are navigating the move towards mainstreamed inclusion on campus. Much like in Oz, they find that the journey itself is more important than the final destination.
For more information, please visit the conference webpage.