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Research Conference 2013 Journal Vol III - Clare & Limerick Education Centres

Research Conference 2013 Journal Vol III - Clare & Limerick Education Centres by Kevin Haugh

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Research Conference 2013 Journal Vol III - Clare & Limerick Education Centres

Edited by: Dr. Kevin Haugh Ph.D

The Third Limerick and Clare Education Centres’ Education Research Conference held at the Limerick Education Centre on the 8th & 9th March 2013 was an outstanding success. Researchers from various parts of Ireland travelled to the opening session on Friday on Survey Construction delivered by Dr. Laura M. O’Dwyer, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Boston College, Mass. USA. On Saturday thirty-five education researchers from Ireland, Poland, Syria and the USA presented papers on Curriculum and Assessment, Integration and Social Inclusion, Pastoral Care, IT, Special Education Needs and Leadership& CPD. This year’s conference had the unique experience of hosting three student teachers from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick presenting papers on their research work. This journal contains the papers of all presenters.

Table of Contents & Contributors:

  • Survey Construction - by Dr. Laura M. O’Dwyer, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Boston College, Mass. USA
  • Comprehension Instruction in the Content Areas: Where are You? - by Timothy R. Blair, Ph.D., College of Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
  • Overseas volunteering as learning for development education - by Dr. Garret Campbell and Mags Liddy PhD Student UL
  • Bullying, Homophobia and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) - by Gerard Farrelly, PhD Candidate
  • Mindfulness as a Pastoral Care strategy in a Special School context - by Ms. Kay Murphy BA, HDE, MA in Leadership and Pastoral Care
  • Learning about, from and within Diverse Religions and Beliefs in the Irish Primary School [PART ONE] - by Dr. Patricia Kieran
  • Learning about, from and within Diverse Religions and Beliefs in the Irish Primary School [PART TWO] - by by Dr. Thomas G. Grenham
  • Reflections on the role of the Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection in Irish Primary Schools - by Dr. Margaret Nohilly
  • The Importance of Fostering Digital Media Literacy in Primary Education - by Dr. Marian Henry Ed.D
  • Print Versus Digital: The effect of presentation method on comprehension and long-term retention - by Christina O’ Keeffe, Undergraduate Student of B. Ed & Psychology Programme at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Experiences of Pupils with General Learning Difficulties and their Teachers, who have participated in Movie Projects in the Irish Primary School: A Phenomenological Study - by Sinead Coleman-Herlihy, B.A., H. Dip. Management and Marketing, P.G.C.E., M.Ed (SEN)
  • ‘Ready, Set, Camera, Action…’ An exploration of Universal Design for Learning in Windows Movie Maker as a teaching and learning tool for Primary School Teachers - by John A. Phayer
  • How ECCE is Constructed in Poland - by Ms. Liliana Kalinowska, M.A. in Ed. PhD Candidate in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • What is the Impact of the Visual Arts Curriculum on Teaching and Learning Art in an Urban Primary School? - by Hanora Moloney M.St.
  • The Introduction of the New Junior Cycle Framework - by Aoife Berkery, B.B.S., P.G.C.E., M.Ed. PhD (Pending)
  • How the use of Explicit Comprehension Instructional Approaches Impact on Comprehension Development, of First and Second Class Pupils, in an Irish Primary School? - by Sara Fitzgerald, B.Ed. M.Ed.
  • An Examination of Peer Tutoring as an Inclusive Teaching Methodology to Improve Literacy Levels at Whole Class Level - by Mary O’Dwyer, B.Ed, M.A, M.Ed, PGSEN
  • An Analysis of Grammatical Errors in Tense and Aspect in the Academic Writing of Arab EAP Learners - by Ms. Razan Ibraheem, Tishreen University in Lattakia, Syuria & Thethe University of Limerick, Ireland
  • An Overview of Insights in the Area of Effective Comprehension Instruction - by Ms. Clíodhna O’Connor, Final Year of B.Ed. and Psychology MIC
  • The Changing Perceptions of Racism through Different Developmental Stages - by Ms. Orlaith Clancy, BA and Final Year Student in the Graduate Programme in Primary Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Roma Families Learning (RoFaL) – The Importance of Parental Involvement in Children’s Education - by Ms. Mary Flanagan M.Ed. (Hons), Dip. FHM, TEFL, Cert. Montessori, Cert. RHE & Ms. Clare Sheahan BA (Hons), Cert Education, ADB (Ed), TEFL
  • Reflecting on Interculturalism and Diversity in First and Second Level Education in Ireland - by Dr. Teresa Whitaker
  • IMPROV-EYES – Fostering collaboration and creativity in primary school students through the medium of improvisation - by Ms. Tracy Aspel, BCL hDipBS - The Creative Institute
  • The impact of educational attainment on the Health of Travellers and the community development mechanisms to address it - by Dr Siobhan O’Connor
  • Supporting School Teams to Lead the Planning of Literacy or Numeracy by Creating Learning Communities and Using a Distributed Model of Leadership - by Ms. Jennifer Dooley-Ryan, B.Ed., M.Ed., H.Dip. Professional Education, PGD Educational Leadership.Currently studying PGDSEN
  • The community national school: a new departure in Irish primary education - by Mr. Bobby O’ Connor, B. Ed, Grad. Dip Ed. L&M, Masters Student in school Leadership at TCD
  • Mission In Possible: Mapping the Practice of the National Educational Welfare Board and School Staffs in relation to Improving Children’s Outcomes in Attendance, Retention and Participation - by Ms. Marian Brattman, B.A Hons M.Litt & Ms. Mary Kenny, BA H.Dip Ed. M.St (Educational Leadership)
  • Adult Education is Transformative - by Mr. Ciarán Ó Mathúna, PhD Student All Hallows College, Dublin. (DCU)
  • Education Policy: Introduction, Local Policy, National Policy – Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Conclusion - by Ms. Muireann Sadlier, MSEN, PG Dip SEN, PG Cert ASD, B Ed.
  • Response to Intervention Frameworks: An Effective and Timely Response to Special Education Needs - by Julie Brosnan M.Sc.
  • What are the effects of a cross-age tutoring intervention on the reading attainment of struggling readers in a primary school? - by Angela Hayes B.Ed.M.Ed. (SEN)
  • Strategies to Assist Pupils with Receptive Language Disorders in the Classroom - by Julie Marie O’ Sullivan, B.Ed.
  • Exceptional or the Exception, Prodigy or Pariah; The Changing Face of Media and Methodologies in Gifted Education - by Muireann O’Sullivan, B.Ed M.Phil (PhD Candidate)
  • Understanding ADHD in Adolescent Females - by Andrea Lynch, PhD Student NUIG
  • Exploring the Impact of Standardised Assessment within the Primary School Context in Ireland: Key Actor Perspectives - by Michael McNamara, B.Ed, P.D.P.E.S, M.Ed, PhD Candidate with School of Education in NUI, Galway

[Editor:  Dr. Kevin Haugh]

[ISBN: 9781906926229]

[Pages: c. 200+]

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