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Kavanagh, Siobhán; Sexton, P. J.; Fitzsimons, Sabrina – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
Distributed Leadership (DL) is a feature of education in many jurisdictions. Similarly, in Ireland the principles of DL have been adopted as part of a quality framework to underpin a system that provides high quality student care, learning and teaching. This model necessitates an alignment of senior leaders (SLs) and middle leaders (MLs) whose…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Secondary Schools, Professional Development, Change
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Ó Beaglaoich, Pádraig; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
This paper will set out the key planning considerations regarding the establishment of a dedicated online portal for Gaeltacht and Irish-medium schools at post-primary level as detailed in the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 (PGE). The research topic is intrinsically linked with action points highlighted within strategy and policy papers…
Descriptors: Irish, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Agency Cooperation
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Nally, Michael; Ladden, Brian – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
The Irish Teaching Council introduced a new model of school-based and National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) called Droichead (meaning 'bridge' in Gaelic) in 2013/14. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers. It was designed to provide whole-school support for teacher induction…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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McLoughlin, Kevin; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Students, Technology Education, Computer Graphics
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the "black sheep" of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers' practice improvement research often…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mentors, Action Research, Case Studies
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Schaal, Sonja; Schaal, Steffen; Lude, Armin – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
The valuing of biodiversity is considered to be a first step towards its conservation. Therefore, the aim of the BioDiv2Go project is to combine sensuous experiences discovering biodiversity with mobile technology and a game-based learning approach. Following the competence model for environmental education (Roczen et al, 2014), Geogames (location…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This study shows the transformative potential of action research and information and communications technology (ICT) in the second language (L2) classroom. Two enquiries from teacher-researchers are detailed in the article. Their engagement in a collaborative professional development Masters programme was pivotal in designing and implementing ICT…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction