North-South Language Educators Conference

To organise and run a conference for 40/50 delegates drawn from language teacher educators, primary and post-primary north and south to be held in Queen’s University Belfast.  


English as an Additional Language in undergraduate teacher education programmes in Ireland

To carry out a comparative study of the provision for EAL in pre-service and continuing professional development courses in Ireland north and south by holding 4 meetings of the project team between St Mary’s Belfast and Coláiste Mhuire, Marino. The significant actions associated with the Project include: A literature review of the field A comparison …
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The development of North/South case studies identifying key features of good practice in the teaching of pupils from ethnic minorities

This research project will develop case studies exemplifying good practice in the teaching of pupils from ethnic minorities by focusing mainly on identifying teaching/learning strategies which are successful in integrating ethnic minority children into the classroom and engaging them actively in their learning. Schools will be chosen from the North and South and will be …
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Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion – Conference

To help fund a conference which seeks to: Develop a dynamic interface on the island of Ireland that will harness educational theory, research and practice on the special educational needs, dyslexia for the purposes of enhancing learning and teaching in schools. Promote collaboration between Northern Irish and Southern Irish educational practitioners into what constitutes best …
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Facing Autism Ireland 2009

26 – 27 June 2009 Europa Hotel, Belfast This conference will update evidence based practice in the treatment of ASD to ensure that parents and professionals have the best possible information. This conference will follow on from three previous conferences.  


Student Teachers Perceptions of their Competence to meet the needs of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in mainstream Primary Schools

Objectives: To ascertain how competent BEd primary students in their respective institutions perceive themselves to be in identifying the characteristics of ASD through the teaching element of the BEd course To establish how well prepared BEd primary students feel they are in addressing the needs of pupils with ASD through the teaching element of the …
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Consulting Pupils on the Assessment and Remediation of the Specific Learning Difficulties

Objectives: To consult with primary and post-primary pupils on their level of participation in the assessment and remediation of their specific reading difficulties To share ideas and findings between the two partners of the project via e-mail and face-to-face meetings To work with Northern Irish and Southern Irish research partners to understand what constitutes good …
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The Professional Development Needs of teachers working in Special Educational Needs

The purpose of this project is to investigate the professional development needs of those second level (post primary) teachers who have a specific remit to work with students who have special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream school settings.    


Together Towards Inclusion: a toolkit for trainers (2)

Objectives: Focused research into post primary needs North and South Identification of common needs North and South Identification and response to common challenges North and South Addressing whole school and classroom challenges at post primary level North and South Promotion of the inclusive post primary school/classroom Enhanced provision for post primary sector Sharing best practice …
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Teacher Education for Special Educational Needs in the North and South of Ireland Sharing Cases of Practice

To organise a conference entitled “Student Teachers in Special Settings: policy and practice in Ireland. The Conference will be held at The National Institute for the Study of Learning Difficulties, Trinity College. Floor 4, 3 College Green. Dublin, on Thursday & Friday March 22nd and 23rd, 2007. The attendance will be initial teacher educators with …
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