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Reimers, Eva – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
The paper interrogates how teacher education and schools are produced as places for simultaneous and intertwined norms of nationality and norms of sexuality. Drawing on data from observations at a Swedish teacher training programme, the concepts of banal nationalism, homonationalism, and precarity are used in order to discuss productions of…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Quilty, Aideen – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Deborah Britzman, over 15 years ago in her insightful essay "Is There a Queer Pedagogy? Or Stop Thinking Straight", posed questions that continue to resonate (Britzman, Deborah P. 1998. "Curriculum: Toward New Identities", edited by William Pinar, 211. New York: Routledge). What if lesbian and gay theories were understood as…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Higher Education
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Bryan, Audrey – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This paper considers the educational implications of the recent emphasis on the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people in Ireland. Operating from the perspective that discourses constitute rather than merely reflect material reality, thereby shaping or "structuring" how we…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Foreign Countries
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Bailey, Susan – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
In September 2013, the Department of Education and Skills introduced revised anti-bullying guidelines which made it compulsory for all schools to ensure that their individual anti-bullying policies include a clause on identity-based bullying, specifically referencing transphobic and homophobic bullying. The introduction of these guidelines would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Bullying, Homosexuality
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Fahie, Declan – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Owing to a variety of complex historical and socio-cultural factors, the Irish education system remains heavily influenced by denominational mores and values [Ferriter, D. 2012. "Occasions of Sin: Sex & Society in Modern Ireland." London: Profile Books], particularly those of the Roman Catholic Church [O'Toole, B. 2015.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Grace, André P. – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This article investigates the political, cultural, and educational work of two pioneering Canadian gay teachers during the 1990s: James Chamberlain and Murray Corren. These advocate-practitioners took up roles as social activists, cultural workers, and engaged teachers whose transgressive acts focused on the social and cultural transformation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Interviews
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Neary, Aoife – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Schools are quasi-public/private organisations and being a teacher involves negotiating personal and professional boundaries. These boundaries have posed particular challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBT-Q) teachers whose everyday lives are complicated by legislative, religious and cultural constraints, moral panics…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Teacher Characteristics
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O'Neill, Geraldine – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Giving students a choice of assessment methods is one approach to developing an inclusive curriculum. However, both staff and students raise concerns about its fairness, often described as its equity. This study investigates their perceptions of the fairness of the procedures and outcomes of this approach to assessment, in nine modules in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes
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McDonagh, Fiona; Finneran, Michael – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Classroom drama in the Irish primary school context remains a relatively new endeavour and is largely under-researched. The knowledge base for all aspects of teacher education should be informed by rigorous reflection on teachers' experiences in the classroom. This paper reports on a phenomenological study conducted with seven Irish primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Eren, Altay; Yesilbursa, Amanda – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This grounded theory study examined prospective teachers' (PTs) dispositional hopes, teaching-specific hopes, their sources, and motivational force of teaching-specific hopes. A total of 41 PTs enrolled on different teacher education programmes voluntarily participated in the semi-structured interviews. Findings showed that PTs' dispositional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Student Motivation, Grounded Theory
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MacPhail, Ann; Murphy, Frances – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This paper sets out to outline current discussions in Ireland around teachers being responsible for assessing their own students' work, and the subsequent impact such a perspective is having (or not) on the delivery and assessment of physical education in Ireland. Our intention is to contribute to assessment considerations, while acknowledging the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility, Student Evaluation
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Baily, Fiona; O'Flaherty, Joanne; Hogan, Deirdre – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
In this article, the authors outline and discuss the findings of a research study, which explored student teacher engagement with development education (DE) interventions implemented within Professional Master of Education (PME) programmes across eight Irish Higher Education Institutions. Interpretivist methods were employed incorporating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Learner Engagement, Educational Philosophy
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Prendergast, Mark; O'Meara, Niamh – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Similar to counties such as the UK and Netherlands, second level schools in Ireland are free to decide how to allocate instruction time between curriculum subjects. This results in variations between the quantum of time allocated to teaching mathematics in different schools and between different class groups within the same school. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Time Factors (Learning)
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Farrelly, Gerard; O'Higgins Norman, James; O'Leary, Michael – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
The research reported in this paper sought to determine the level of awareness among school principals in primary schools in Ireland where homophobic bullying is concerned. International research has previously shown that school leaders as animators of school climate are often lacking in their responses to this type of bullying [Walton, G. 2004.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Bullying
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Hayes, Nóirín; Maguire, Jackie; Corcoran, Lucie; O'Sullivan, Carmel – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Artful Dodgers is an arts education project developed by two artists and delivered in two early years settings located in two areas of urban disadvantage. It is a music and visual arts programme designed and implemented with early years teachers of children aged 3-5 years. It explored whether the provision of high-quality arts experiences could…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Research Projects, Early Childhood Education
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