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Murray, Clíona – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Harnessing teacher collegiality has been advocated as a means through which to negotiate contemporary challenges to teacher professionalism. However, the dominance of discourses of competitive individualism in global educational contexts poses a challenge to collegial relationships. This paper draws on the findings of a narrative study of teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Professional Identity, Professionalism, Experienced Teachers
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Darcy, Clay – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Set against a backdrop of diminished interest in drug education outside of school settings in Ireland, this paper draws from 10 years of professional practice in the field of drug education and prevention, to reflect on illicit drug use in Ireland and on the lay understandings of illicit drug use encountered by this practitioner. This paper sets…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Keenan, Lisa; O'Sullivan, Aisling; Downes, Michelle – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Executive functioning (EF) skills are crucial for young students to meet academic and social demands at school. EF skill development is particularly amenable to environmental influences in the early years. In classroom settings, teachers play a vital role in providing support to promote these skills. Research is limited regarding teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Executive Function, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Cantley, Ian; O'Meara, Niamh; Prendergast, Mark; Harbison, Lorraine; O'Hara, Clare – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
The transition from primary to secondary education tends to have deleterious effects on student achievement and motivation in mathematics, and these effects have been significantly linked to lack of curricular and pedagogical continuity at transition. Curricular and pedagogical practices in each phase of schooling are influenced by a number of…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Evaluation, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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Bates, Jessica; McCully, Alan – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
This paper examines the experience of Shared Teachers (STs) who were employed on temporary contracts across school partnerships designed to enrich and integrate the educational experiences of children in primary schools in rural and religiously diverse areas in Northern Ireland, as part of a specific Shared Education Programme. In a society…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, School Segregation
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Donnelly, Caitlin; McAuley, Clare; Blaylock, Danielle; Hughes, Joanne – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Citizenship education has been a feature of the school curricula in many western democracies since the 1990s. Consequently, there is a proliferation of research which explores its efficacy in instilling political literacy and encouraging democratic engagement amongst pupils. Less is known however about how citizenship is taught in societies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Conflict, Citizenship Education
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Wang, Zizhen – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
This study investigates how different forms of social capital and job searching methods influence the incidence of overeducation among international students upon graduation in Ireland. While most studies have concentrated primarily on human capital factors in explaining overeducation among immigrant workers, this study emphasises the effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Foreign Students, College Graduates
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Wilkinson, Jacqueline – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Church of Ireland primary schools account for 5% of the total of primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. With the growing demand for non-religious schools in the educational marketplace it is becoming more important that each one of this small cohort of schools looks at its self-identity, and what it offers in terms of a distinctive ethos to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Schools, Web Sites, Institutional Mission
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McGarr, Oliver; McDonagh, Adrian – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
This study aimed to explore the digital competence of recent entrants into a pre-service teacher education programme in an Irish University. The participants were drawn from a cohort of 208 undergraduate teacher education students. The study employed an online survey that captured both self-reported levels of digital competence and knowledge of…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Information Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Lusby, Sinead; Heinz, Manuela – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
Shared reading, a key component of the home literacy environment, has well documented potential for the development of emergent literacy skills. This study explored shared reading interactions between parents and their young children (aged one to six years) with Down syndrome in Ireland. 191 parents completed an online questionnaire, providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Family Environment, Emergent Literacy
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McCormack, Orla; Gleeson, Jim; O'Donoghue, Tom – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
The Leaving Certificate programme in Ireland is a two year programme for upper second-level students and culminates in them sitting externally-set high stakes State examinations. Students' experiences of the programme are dominated by these assessment demands and the level of media coverage of these examinations has been deemed 'extraordinary' by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Newspapers, News Reporting, Exit Examinations
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Leonard, Shane – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
Underpinning all literacy skills in English is a clear, and explicit, Knowledge about Language (KAL), including grammar and genre. This paper promotes a language-focused perspective of teaching, looking at one, distinct area of KAL within Irish schooling. This paper details an explicit English language intervention with young pupils (aged 6-7) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, English Instruction
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Ryan, Deirdre; Faulkner, Fiona; Dillane, Dominic; Flood, Robert V. – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
The educational value of internationalisation in higher education is of critical importance for both domestic and international students. While national and institutional policies globally are increasingly prioritising internationalisation, the resultant consequences for the teaching and learning context are not adequately being explored.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, College Curriculum, College Faculty
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Curran, Conor – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
This article assesses the rates of third-level degree obtainment amongst Republic of Ireland-born football migrants who played league football in England in the period from 1945 until 2010. It will illustrate that despite a general widening of access and participation at university level in the Republic of Ireland in the late twentieth century,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Team Sports, Immigrants
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Delaney, Lorraine; Brown, Mark – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
While access to higher education (HE) has substantially increased over the past number of years, the evidence suggests that social inequalities continue to be reproduced in terms of course level, field of study and institutional status. This paper examines, through the lens of Social Reproduction Theory, the socio-economic background and HE access…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Access to Education, Higher Education, Reentry Students
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