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Taking Classics Into Communities

Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The formal teaching of classical languages and knowledge of the Greek and Roman world have suffered a serious decline over the past fifty years. This chapter describes one Irish initiative aimed at redressing the situation in the local...

Education and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Alan Smith

Alan Smith is the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, UK, where he is Professor of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education and Reconciliation : Exploring Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Continuum, 2010

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...Introduction This chapter identifies new challenges for reconciliation that have emerged in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in 1998. It is more than a decade since...

Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) and the Evolution of an Inclusive Language Education Policy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...We begin this chapter by briefly describing the structure of primary education in Ireland and summarizing the ethos, structure and content of the primary curriculum. We then introduce the school at the centre of our study, Scoil Bhríde...

The National Context

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter describes recent patterns of immigration to Ireland, summarizes national language and language education policy, explains the official response to the arrival of linguistic diversity in the education system and the role...

The Development of Plurilingual Literacy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter we are concerned with the development of pupils’ plurilingual literacy. We begin by summarizing the trajectory of literacy development described in the Primary School Curriculum (PSC); we then provide examples of pupils...

Ireland: Structure and Reform

Rosarii Griffin

Rosarii Griffin lectures at the Centre of Adult Continuing Education at University College Cork and publishes widely on international education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in the European Union : Pre-2003 Member States

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter

...An overview of the structure and provision of Irish education since its inception in 1893 (when primary education was formally established in the country) is outlined initially. The main influences and drivers of education since that time...

Plurilingual Learning and the Development of Learner Autonomy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Chapter 3 we showed how the inclusion of home languages in the life of the classroom encourages ELLs to use their primary cognitive tool to support their learning and at the same time helps all pupils to develop high levels of language...

Introduction

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The increasing linguistic diversity of school-going populations is among the greatest challenges faced by Western education systems today. How best to manage educational provision for linguistic minorities has been a major preoccupation...

Policy, Profession and Person: The Formation of Reflexive Academic Identities in an Irish Institute of Technology

Academic Identities in Higher Education : The Changing European Landscape

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...What does it mean to be an academic in the twenty-first century? What is it possible to do, to be and to become? How are our activities and identities influenced by our locations – by the continents and countries we inhabit...

Apprenticeship of Reflexivity: Immersive Learning from International Volunteering as Teacher Professional Development

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Overseas volunteering is viewed as one way to enhance teacher knowledge of global issues as well as developing values of empathy towards different communities and possibly leading to greater engagement with development...