Why inclusion in education mattersEpisode 2, Sinead O’Mahony
Inclusion in education is a recurring theme in the nominations to Teachers Inspire. In this week’s episode, Louise catches up with Sinead O’Mahony, who was one of the four awardees in 2019, the inaugural year of Teachers Inspire. She was nominated by Rachel Broderick whose son Daniel, now aged 11, was taught by Sinead.
After chatting to Sinead and Rachel, Louise introduces us to Elizabeth Mathews. She is an assistant professor with DCU’s School of Inclusive and Special Education.
She explains her interest in Irish Sign Language and tells Louise about a DCU pilot programme for deaf primary school teachers, the BEd in Irish Sign Language and the difference she believes it will make for deaf children.