Access to Higher Education International Perspectives - 19 June 2016
The university of Haifa hosted a national conference on the topic of accessibility to higher education. DARE's Israeli partners, educators, administrative staff, and professionals in the field of accessibility and minority attended the conference and actively participated in the discussions.
DARE project was presented by Prof. Hanan Alexander, the Dean of Students and DARE coordinator, and Dr. Galit Caduri, DARE's project manager.
Prof. Ovidiu Gavrilovic from the Faculty of Psychology, Alexandru Cuza University in Iasi, Romania discussed issues related to accessibility by exploring with the participants their own perceptions on concepts such as narrative, identity, the "Other", diversity and personal development. He also discussed the "danger of the single narrative" that we hold when communicating with the Other.
Dr. Jo-Anne Dillabough from Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK presented the concept of "accessibility" in terms of the challenges that policy makers, professional, and educators in the UK are facing when dealing with issues of accessibility of disadvantaged groups (migrants, ethnic minority, displaced people etc.) to higher education.