the Key Disciplines
Author: Brendan Walsh
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
A unique book providing a critical overview of the foundation disciplines of education. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the five key disciplines that form the foundation of the study of education: Philosophy of Education, History of Education, Sociology of Education, Curriculum Studies, Psychology of Education.
History, Policy and Future Directions
Author: Thomas O'Donoghue,Judith Harford,Teresa O'Doherty
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
This study of teacher preparation policy and practice in Ireland from Independence in 1921 to the present, highlights, within an international context, the extent to which the focus of preparation moved from nation-building until 1967, when free second-level education was introduced, to one concerned with improving the country's human capital.
Challenge and Change
Author: Sheelagh Drudy
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
A contemporary snapshot of Irish education, this book positions 21st-century Irish education at the centre of the creation of the knowledge economy and outlines the challenges and changes presented as a result of a changing education system and society. Part 1: The Changing System charts selected changes that have taken place in Irish education in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and considers educations's role in building a knowledge economy and social cohesion Part 2: Diversity and Inclusion in Schools analyses the changes in Irish schools based on the results of original research on change, diversity, inclusion, and on ethnicity, disability and social class disadvantage. It draws together key findings relating to the impact of increasing diversity in Irish schools in comparision with international trends. Part 3: Teacher Education for changing Times presents research on teacher education at all stages of the teaching career and discusses how teachers can adapt to the challenges of change. It also highlights new evidence relating to the recruitment, formation and continuing professional development of teachers.
Author: Brendan Walsh
This book provides a complete overview of the development of education in Ireland including the complex issue of how religion can coexist with education and how a national identity can be aided through Irish language teaching. It also offers a comprehensive exploration of the development, issues, challenges and future of education in Ireland within the context of historical studies.
Author: Merike Darmody,Naomi Tyrrell,Steve Song
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Before the economic boom of the 1990s, Ireland was known as a nation of emigrants. The past fifteen years, however, have seen the transformation of Ireland from a country of net emigration to one of net immigration, on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in comparative context. As a result, Irish society has become more diverse in terms of nationality, language, ethnicity and religious affiliation; and these changes are now clearly reflected in the composition of both primary and secondary schools, presenting these with challenges as well as opportunities. Despite the increased number of ethnically-diverse immigrant children and young people in the Ireland, currently there is a paucity of information about aspects of their lives in Ireland. This book is aimed at contributing to this gap in knowledge. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers in the fields of migration studies, childhood studies, education studies, human geography, sociology, applied social studies, social work, health studies and psychology. It will also be a useful resource to educators, social workers, youth workers and community members working with (or preparing to work with) children with immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds in Ireland.
Author: Dr Gary A Boyd,Mr John McLaughlin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
At the formation of the new Republic of Ireland, the construction of new infrastructures was seen as an essential element in the building of the new nation. Accordingly, infrastructure became the physical manifestation, the concrete identity of these objectives and architecture formed an integral part of this narrative. Moving between scales and from artefact to context, Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016 provides critical insights and narratives on what is a complex and hitherto overlooked landscape, one which is often as much international as it is Irish. In doing so, it explores the interaction between the universalising and globalising tendencies of modernisation on one hand and the textures of local architectures on the other.
Epochs and Eras
Author: Maura O'Connor
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book won the best first book prize, awarded by the History of Education Society This is the first published historical analysis of the development of infant education in Ireland. It spans the period from the opening of the Model Infant School in Marlborough Street, Dublin, in 1838 to the introduction of the child-centred curriculum for infant classes in 1948. A study of early childhood education in Ireland in this period provides an understanding of how the child, childhood and the early years of school were viewed by society. Child-centredness had become a feature of educational practice in Europe in the early eighteenth century and was developed further by Rousseau, Pestalozzi and Froebel. How it manifested itself in schools in Ireland is critically explored in the book through an examination of key reports, as well as through new original primary source material not previously in the public domain. The curricular content, pedagogical approaches and organisation of infant schooling reveal much about the attitudes of those in authority to the youngest children and their educational needs. Interviews with kindergarten advisors, national (primary) school inspectors, lecturers on early childhood education, teachers of infants, and adults who were students in the early decades of the twentieth century provide further insights and enhance our understanding of policies and practices of the time.
Educational Provision for Poor Children, 1788 - 1848
Author: Eilís O'Sullivan
This book outlines the lives of six female members of the Irish Ascendancy, and describes their involvement with educational provision for poor children in Ireland at the end of the long eighteenth century. It argues that these women were moved by empathy and by a sense of duty, and that they were motivated by political considerations, pragmatism and, especially, religious belief. The book highlights the women’s agency and locates their contribution in international and literary contexts; and by exploring sources and evidence not previously considered, it generates an enhanced understanding of Ascendancy women’s involvement with the provision of elementary education for poor Irish children. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in the fields of Education and History of Education. It will also have broad appeal for those interested in Gender and Women’s Studies, in Georgian Ireland and in the history of Ascendancy families and estates.
Author: Bryan Fanning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Addresses the challenges of integrating a large population of recent migrants and their children into twenty-first century Irish society. It draws upon research on the experiences of immigrants and on responses to immigrants by Irish institutions.--Derived from cover.
Author: Judith Harford
Publisher: Irish Academic Pr
This book examines the opening of university education to women in Ireland, locating the discussion within the wider social, political and cultural context of nineteenth century Irish society and within international developments in the reform of higher education for women. It looks at the state of education for females at the beginning of the nineteenth-century, the emergence of a reform movement, arguments for and against higher education for women, and the impact of higher educational provision on the role of women in Irish society. It offers for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the role and significance of women's colleges, which emerged from the 1850s in response to women's collective desire to access higher education and their exclusion from universities. The origins of these colleges, the kind of education they offered women, and the difference such an education made to women's career prospects are all considered. The book documents the differences between the Protest
Educating for social welfare
Author: Jens-Christian Smeby,Molly Sutphen
One of the most important routes to employment within the social welfare sector worldwide is higher education, which equips students not only with the knowledge for employment, but with the tools to use and build on this knowledge. During the last few decades there has been an academic drift in professional education, especially for many shorter professional programmes. Many of these shorter programmes have left the realm of vocational education to enter higher education. On the one hand, graduates are confronted by an increased demand for research and evidence-based knowledge, and on the other, they are criticised for lacking the knowledge and skills relevant for professional work. From Vocational to Professional Education presents new research into programmes suggesting how best to prepare students for professional work and addresses the challenges facing the education of professionals for social welfare. The book identifies and clarifies key problems, as well as outlining the political and historical context in which they are embedded. Chapters discuss theoretical and analytical ways to address these challenges and suggest recommendations for the further development of education for professional practice. Based on comprehensive longitudinal research data, the book will appeal to policy makers, leaders of higher education, and teachers and researchers involved in programmes qualifying students for professional work.
Author: Máire M. Kealy
Publisher: Irish Academic Pr
Focusing on the part played by Dominican women in schools and colleges from 1820 to 1930, this book brings new findings to the history of the Catholic education of women and makes an important contribution to the general history of education in Ireland. While the Dominicans were engaged in primary education from 1820, they were more involved in running boarding and day schools which catered for secondary education. Chapter 1 concentrates on primary education including the involvement of the state through the 1831 Stanley System of national education. Chapter 2 deals specifically with the secondary sector and explores some of the similarities and differences between the educational methods used by two other European orders who set up schools, and the Dominicans. Chapter 3 details the Dominicans' struggle to set up university classes for the women who had availed of the Intermediate Act of 1878, which qualified them to attend undergraduate courses and enter for the examinations of the
Author: James Norman
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Following an outline of the origins of the concept of ethos as it is found in the writings of Aristotle and Plato, James Norman examines the Catholic Church's understanding of ethos in post-Vatican II educational documents and compares this understanding with the Irish Catholic Church's approach to school ethos. Based on his own experience and research, Norman suggests new possibilities for the development of ethos in Catholic schools.
Author: Mario Esposito,Michael Lapidge
The field of Hiberno-Latin literature, a term coined to describe the Latin literature written in Ireland, or by Irishmen abroad, between 400 and 1500, was first defined by the late Mario Esposito. His work, too, revealed its vast extent and range, so enabling a significantly better understanding of the importance of Irish scholarship in the cultural history of the Western Middle Ages. This volume concentrates on Hiberno-Latin authors, and on texts composed in Ireland; a second collection of Esposito's articles contains studies on Irish learning and texts written on the Continent. The great strength of his research is that it is founded on unparalleled knowledge of the manuscripts - many of which, indeed, no longer survive. The articles, now provided with extensive indexes to facilitate their consultation, therefore form the essential basis and guide for any further enquiry into the authors dealt with or their works.
Constructing Political Identities
Author: G. Honor Fagan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Analyzes the factors that contribute to school dropouts and the consequent disadvantage and poverty that creates a political" consciousness in school-leaving adolescents.