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The importance of including the child’s voice in the transition process: signposts from a national evaluation of concepts of school readiness in Ireland (Pre-published version)
(Children's Research Network, 2016)
In a recent national evaluation of concepts of school readiness in Ireland commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) through the Irish Research Council (IRC), one of the participants, observed ...
The meaning of partnership in development: lessons in development education
(Center for Global Education, 2011)
A number of partnerships between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the global North and South have been developed in recent decades with the aim of bridging the North/South knowledge divisions which currently exist. ...
Socio-cultural perspectives on multicultural music education: reappraising the content of music curricula
Changing social demographics in all parts of the world have brought about the need for changes in curriculum content in education and by extension, music education. In this paper I discuss sociocultural perspectives on ...
10 ways to encourage beginning reading in an Emirati home
(International Printing Press, 2011)
Parents worldwide play a significant role in the development of their children’s reading (Trelease, 2006). Yet, the fostering of home reading practices seems to be a challenge in both the United Arab Emirates and wider ...
Introduction to the papers of TWG05: probability and statistics education
(CERME [Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education], 2015)
TWG gathered 37 participants from 16 countries. 22 papers and 11 posters were accepted. We started with two ice-breaker activities. The first one allowed participants to introduce themselves. During the second activity, ...
Early years education-focused inspections: a reason to celebrate? (Pre-published version)
(Children's Research Network, 2015)
The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills (DES), at the request of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), is currently developing a model of early years education-focused inspections (EYEIs) ...
Using electronic books to engage young readers
(I.N.T.O. [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2013-02)
Electronic books offer a fun, interactive, multimedia rich approach to sharing stories with children. Although teaching reading has traditionally focused on using conventional printed books, there is a growing shift ...
Irish education policy for a globalised world: A policy for chasing black & white swans
(The Swan Group, 2009)
Indexing distributions of data: preservice teachers’ notions of representativeness (Pre-published version)
The purpose of the study was to identify strategies used by preservice elementary teachers to index distributions of data. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate whether representational form influenced the ...
Prospective primary teachers understandings of graphicacy (Pre-published version)
(Springer Verlag [Germany], 2016)
This paper reports on the statistical knowledge of 456 entry-level, prospective teachers relating to data representation. We report on the responses of participants to three items sourced from the OECD Programme for ...