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Picture shows l-r, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin); Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) and Sinéad Leahy (Cork). Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) registered at Dublin City University today to become Ireland’s first primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language.  The students Kevin Dudley (Dublin), Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin), Sinéad Leahy (Cork), Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) have been supported with scholarships by Folens and the Catholic Institute for Deaf People and will begin the full-time four-year undergraduate course next week (Monday, September 23rd). JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.

First Students Begin New Irish Sign Language Primary Teaching Pathway

Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) have registered at Dublin City University to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language. Provided by DCU’s Institute of Education, four places were made available on the Bachelor of Education programme, which enables Deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

Teachers Inspire

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University was delighted to launch a major national initiative in 2019 to recognise the transformative role of teachers and the enormous contribution they make in Irish society. Through a national advertising and publicity campaign, Teachers Inspire encouraged members of the public to share their personal story of...
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World’s Leading Experts Come Together To Tackle Bullying

From 4th to 6th June, close to 1,000 participants descended on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin campus to attend the World Anti-Bullying Forum. The three-day event was organised by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, in partnership with FRIENDS, International Bullying Prevention Association and UNESCO, with support from Dublin City Council and Vodafone....
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DCU’s Write to Read Project Receives Engage and Educate Award

Write to Read, a project developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education, has been announced as one of five winners of the Engage & Educate Fund for 2019. The Engage & Educate Fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural...
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Write to Read - Stephen Brett

Write to Read – Developing readers, writers and thinkers

Write to Read is a professional development model that supports teachers to deliver high quality literacy programmes for children. Developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy at the School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education in DCU’s Institute of Education, the project currently works with 13 highly disadvantaged partner schools in Dublin. The project aims to...
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Deutsche Bank – Supporting Write to Read to Improve Children’s Literacy Outcomes

In 2012, Deutsche Bank staff decided to support a little known literacy research project with a big aim—to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged schools and communities in Ireland. The project, Write to Read, was inspired by award winning doctoral research by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education. This research had demonstrated...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

DCU Launches New Teachers Inspire Initiative

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University has launched a major national initiative to recognise the transformative role of teachers. This is the first time that a national campaign will highlight the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD joined with the President...
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MDCCE and Presentation Sisters Partnership Announcement - Feature

New Partnership to Enable Adult Religious Education and Faith Development Research

DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education and the Presentation Sisters have announced a three-year partnership to enable research into community-based adult religious education and faith development in Ireland today. Over three years from September 2018, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre will provide a broad picture of current provision in adult religious education...
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Mathias Urban

Leading Researcher Appointed as Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education

The President of Dublin City University, Prof Brian MacCraith has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mathias Urban as the new Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at DCU’s Institute of Education. Professor Urban, currently Professor of Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre at Roehampton University in London, will take up...
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Minister launches new Educational Disadvantage Centre report

Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, joined Dublin City University last night to launch a DCU-led report published by the European Commission on the development of a new tool to analyse the inclusiveness of education systems. International research indicates that school systems need to change in order to tackle early school leaving and...
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