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Institute of Education

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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