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Alannah Hannigan; Daniel Faas; Merike Darmody – Irish Educational Studies, 2024
The internationalisation of the population of Ireland in recent decades has created a more culturally diverse society. Hence teachers need to have the necessary skills to teach in ethno-culturally diverse classrooms. In addition, teachers need to have required tools and knowledge to teach in increasingly multicultural classrooms. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Andrea Lynch; Kevin Davison – Irish Educational Studies, 2024
Although sometimes perceived as a well-known condition, there are numerous aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which we do not fully understand. Given the preponderance of previous ADHD research with males, the need for understanding females' experiences of living with the condition is pressing. This article presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Females, Adolescents
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Merrigan, Catherine; Senior, Joyce – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
A philosophy of inclusion, based on the fundamental principles of human rights and equal opportunities for all, has become central to the education of students with special educational needs (SEN) in an inclusive education system, in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) (UN, "United…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
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Fahy, Edel; Kenny, Ailbhe – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
In recent years, arts partnerships have gained increased popularity as a means of delivering arts education and art-in-education in schools. Creating opportunities for both teachers and artists alike, arts partnerships can enhance a shared sense of purpose and mutual respect, while also developing creative skills, knowledge and expertise. Although…
Descriptors: Art Education, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development, Educational Policy
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Stephens, Caroline Gilleran; Short, Angela; Linnane, Suzanne – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
H[subscript 2]O Heroes is an environmental education programme, which was piloted with primary school students aged 7-10 years in a rural community in Co. Cavan, Ireland. Environmental education is frequently aimed at children not just as an educational initiative but as a means of changing attitudes and behaviour. H[subscript 2]O Heroes brings…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outreach Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Elementary School Students
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Darmody, Michelle – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
Free school meals provide support to vulnerable families in the Republic of Ireland. Funding is allocated as part of an anti-poverty strategy. An investigation was carried out to discover if the school meal could be used to provide nutritious scratch-cooked food as well as providing opportunities for increased socialisation and pedagogy. Food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Nutrition, Socialization
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Mac Gearailt, Colm – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
This article looks at the Intermediate Certificate examination on Irish history between 1926 and 1968. An investigation on how the official syllabus was examined is of equal merit, if not more important than the syllabus itself, being used as the official marker of a pupil's aptitude and awareness of Irish history. Furthermore, examination papers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Certificates, Tests, Educational History
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O'Reilly, James; Barry, Brendan – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing are not new technologies but are technologies which, in recent years, have become more accessible to hobbyists and enthusiasts. Engaging with these technologies allows the user to investigate and manipulate virtual and physical 3D shapes, which may affect spatial awareness. The literature suggests that…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Peripherals, Printing, Mathematics Skills
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Roulston, Stephen; McGuinness, Sam; Bates, Jessica; O'Connor-Bones, Una – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
In societies emerging from conflict, education plays an important part in instituting peace and reconciliation, and school leaders are key to this. This paper examines the complexity of school leadership in Northern Ireland. Despite the peace agreement of 1998, Northern Ireland's communities are still deeply divided, and this is reflected in…
Descriptors: Peace, Conflict Resolution, Partnerships in Education, Leadership
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Chadwick, Ruth; McLoughlin, Eilish; Finlayson, Odilla E. – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
The Irish lower secondary science curriculum emphasises the development of scientific literacy through the use of inquiry teaching and learning approaches. The Science in Society Investigation assessment in this curriculum requires students to carry out inquiry into socioscientific issues (SSI). This research presents two case studies exploring…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Inquiry, Science and Society, Science Education
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Skinner, Barbara; Hou, Heng; Taggart, Samuel; Abbott, Lesley – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
In a radically changed and still changing world, parents, schools and pupils have had to adapt to a new teaching and learning modality. Working parents have faced the competing demands of employment and home-schooling, and schools provided support to pupils through online platforms and other resources. A qualitative approach elicited the views and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employed Parents, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Skerritt, Craig; O'Hara, Joe; Brown, Martin – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
This paper makes a novel and important contribution to scholarship by developing and presenting a set of concepts and questions for those researching student voice in Ireland to consider and explore in their studies, and specifically in relation to classroom practice at post-primary level. Here, a distinction is drawn between consultations that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Heuristics
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Goos, Merrilyn; Ní Ríordáin, Máire; Faulkner, Fiona; Lane, Ciara – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
Out-of-field teaching refers to the practice of assigning teachers to teach subjects that do not match their training or education. This paper reports on a study evaluating the impact of a national professional development programme for out-of-field teachers of post-primary school mathematics in Ireland -- the Professional Diploma in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Career Change, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Martin, Katie; Catena, Manuel; Stephens, Simon – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
In this paper, we explore second-level students' understanding of the concept of creativity and the implications for their engagement in class-based assessments. We propose that creativity represents an important outcome of education, particularly at second level. We use a single case study, with data presented from a series of semi-structured…
Descriptors: Creativity, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Connolly, Cornelia; Logue, Pauline Anne; Calderon, Antonio – Irish Educational Studies, 2023
It is well documented that the integration of inquiry-based learning (IBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) methodologies in initial teacher education (ITE) provides opportunities to enhance pre-service teachers' research skills. However, few studies articulate the processes by which teacher educators implement and sustain these approaches in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Problem Based Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
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