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Autonomy in education and implications for the institution and the subject.
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2014)
Like many other philosophers and educationalists, Durkheim and Habermas understand education to have a political function. Education is understood as a means to assure socioZpolitical stability ...
Irish Education Policy for a Globalised World: A Policy for Chasing Black & White Swans
(The Swan Group, 2009)
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. ...
Using electronic books to engage young readers
(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 ...
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 ...
“Working with learners”: shaping and contextualizing a teacher education methodology course in the U.A.E. (Pre-published version)
(TESOL Arabia, 2007)
Language teacher education programs have traditionally focused on transmission, product-orientated approaches that are applicable to any teaching context. However, there is a growing shift towards a constructivist, ...
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 ...
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) ...
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, ...