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Professor Ciaran Sugrue has been awarded €129, 125 from the Research Council of Norway for a project entitled Formation and Competence Building of University Academic Developers. The project is co-directed by Professor Sugrue and Professor Tone Solbrekke from the University of Oslo.

Deirdre Raftery's new book is Education, Identity and Women Religious: Convents, Classrooms and Colleges 1800-1950. Co-edited with Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto, the book has been published simultaneously in the USA and UK by Routledge.

Dr Áine Mahon of the School of Education and colleagues in Philosophy Ireland have launched a new website that supports the new Philosophy short course at Junior Cycle level. Philosophy Ireland provides updates on teacher training as well as new empirical research relating to Philosophy in Irish schools.

Dr Declan Fahie spoke at the School of Education, Maynooth University's "Opening Conversations - Achieving Equality for LGBT people in schools" conference on the theme of LGBT issues in Initial Teacher Education.

The School of Education is offering two dedicated topic-area PhD scholarships in the areas of School Leadership (at primary and/or post-primary level) and Pedagogy in post-primary teaching and learning.

Dr Marie Clarke has been awarded funding from the Irish Research Council for her project on the Internationalisation of Irish Higher Education.

The School of Education would like to congratulate its recent graduates on the successful completion of their studies in the School.

Unless there is considerable investment over time in teacher educators and their universities, reform of the sector will continue to be aspirational. So writes Professor Ciaran Sugrue in an opinion piece in the Irish Times dated November 17th, 2015.

As part of the Thematic Seminar Series for Year 2 Professional Master of Education (PME) students, a number of informative and experienced individuals from the education and/or NGO sector shared their extensive experiences of policy formation in the areas of equality and diversity.

Dr Judith Harford delivers the Heaney Lecture at DCU St Patrick's College on November 17th.

Dr Áine Mahon presented a paper on language education in the Republic of Ireland at the Institute of Education, University College London.

Dr William Kinsella presented a research paper entitled "Inclusive Classrooms in Inclusive Schools: Core Characteristics" at the European Conference on Education Research, in Budapest, Hungary.

Claire Redmond, a PhD student in the School of Education, has been awarded the 2015 ASTI PhD Scholarship Fund for her PhD entitled "Curriculum Reform and Framing by Media".

Dr Judith Harford's new book entitled "Secondary School Education in Ireland: History, Memories and Life Stories, 1922-1967", co-authored with Professor Tom O'Donoghue, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Professor Dympna Devine was an invited expert at a presentation on "an alternative approach to educational reform" as part of the Civil Service Renewal Open Debate.

Dr Declan Fahie presented a paper at the Queering Ireland - Politically Queer Conference, Boston College on August 15th.

The School of Education is delighted to announce that UCD will host European Conference Educational Research (ECER) 2016.

Dr Deirdre Raftery has been appointed a Fulbright Scholar in the Humanities, 2015-2016, and will undertake research at the Burns Library, Boston College, and the Wiedener Library, Harvard.

With the introduction of the Schools Admissions Bill, Professor Dympna Devine is interviewed by Richard Curran on RTE Radio 1's ‘The Business’ on patterns of social class and selection in the Irish education system.

Dr Deirdre Raftery was guest speaker at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, 8-10 May, at an international conference examining the legacy of the Second Vatican Council.

Dr Judith Harford has been awarded funding from the Irish Research Council to investigate the professional needs of co-operating teachers.

PhD Research on Catholic School Ethos Profiled in Irish Times dated May 5th

Professor Ciaran Sugrue has just published a new book entitled Unmasking School Leadership – A longitudinal Life History, published by the international publishing house Springer.

Dr Deirdre Raftery, UCD School of Education, has been made a Fellow of the University of Southampton (2015-2016).

Professor Ciaran Sugrue and Dr. Gerry Mac Ruairc have recently started the fieldwork on this international study of primary and second level school leadership. This project will contribute to this international study which has been running now for over 10 years.

Our young people have suffered the greatest impact of the austerity years. It’s time to invest in children’s education now writes Professor Dympna Devine, of the School of Education in the Irish Times


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