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  • Céire Devey - I.N.T.O
    primary schools It will look at the transfer of paper based teaching methods to a digital literacy environment The study will look specifically at whether or not paper based comprehension techniques are applicable when using digital technology The research will involve teaching pupils digital literacy skills to help them understand electronic texts e texts This will be compared with paper based teaching resources to teach children how to follow e texts Both methods will be examined in order to determine their level of effectiveness Recent research has shown that equipping students with digital literacy skills is a key point driving current education reform The importance of digital literacy has been recognised on an international scale and this has been acknowledged by governmental departments in Ireland In 2010 the Department of Education and Skills changed its definition of literacy to include new communication technologies using spoken language print and multimedia Traditional definitions of literacy have evolved and so too must teaching methods Pupils must be taught how to recognise and understand new text structures such as nonlinear narratives hypertext and multiple storylines and how visual images and design can affect the meaning of a text The ability to carry out online

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/EducationNews/BursaryWinners/CeireDevey/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Johanne O' Sullivan - I.N.T.O
    intimidated due to a lack of knowledge about the education system and other government agencies A key concern will be to analyse the role immigrant parents feel they have in their child s education in Ireland Immigrants tend to be more vulnerable in times of economic downturn Ms O Sullivan s work will look at the extent migrant families with children in the education system have been affected due to public service and education cutbacks The cultural make up of Ireland changed during the Celtic Tiger due to increased immigration Figures from the census 2011 showed that 12 of the current overall population was born outside of Ireland This means that working with immigrant parents is now a daily occurrence for all schools The Immigrant Council of Ireland has criticised migration policies in this country stating that they are largely focused on controlling and excluding and treat immigrants as economic units rather than focusing on their rights and entitlements These contribute to a sense of exclusion among the immigrant community Ms O Sullivan will interview four groups with participants in each group of the same ethnicity It is hoped that interviewing in small groups with interviewees of matching ethnic background will increase the volume of information received from participants Twelve parents will be chosen from the largest migrant populations in Irish schools This includes Polish Romanian Lithuanian and Spanish parents The parents will be interviewed on topics such as accessing governmental support and services school enrolment in Ireland parental involvement and their experiences with the education system and government agencies in Ireland The study will consider some of the challenges immigrants face from a lack of co ordination between state services and poor information about social housing and entitlements It has been found that the prioritisation of education becomes reduced

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/EducationNews/BursaryWinners/JohanneOSullivan/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Colm Ó Tuathail - I.N.T.O
    by publishers PrimEd as part of the INTO bursary scheme Mr Ó Tuathail s research to Masters Level at The School of Education Trinity College Dublin looks at adult bullying in primary schools and the role effective leadership plays in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour International research has pointed to the education sector as workplace where bullying is an issue The job of the school leader has become increasingly complex especially in the area of interpersonal relationships at work Studies suggest this role is essential in counteracting bullying To date research on bullying within schools has primarily focused on children Mr Ó Tuathail s work aims to identify the prevalence of bullying in the workplace in Irish primary schools and examine the efficiency of school leaders responses to it In order to achieve this one on one interviews will be conducted with primary school leaders It is hoped that the private nature of these interviews will increase the amount of information shared by participants The work will try to determine school leaders understanding of bullying in the workplace how they address the issue and the strategies they use to promote a positive working environment It will also look at whether

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/EducationNews/BursaryWinners/ColmOTuathail/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Laura Hannon - I.N.T.O
    Junior School in Clondalkin Co Dublin is a winner of an INTO bursary to help fund educational research Ms Hannon s research to Doctorate level at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning UCD looks at factors affecting home school partnerships in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage In particular it will examine factors which influence parental involvement in education National and international educational research shows that learning outcomes for children are improved when parents are actively involved In 1997 the Department of Education advocated the harnessing of parental partnerships as one of the most effective ways of combatting educational disadvantage Currently there is a significant gap between theories which advocate home school partnerships and reality More research is needed to help forge strong home school partnerships in Irish schools The study will identify factors which limit parents involvement in the education of their children along with aspects which increase parental participation The study will examine the lives of 20 participants 8 teachers and 12 parents over an eight month period using scheduled observations interviews and diaries Specific characteristics such as gender marital status parent guardian status ethnicity and special educational needs will be considered in order to conduct comprehensive research About

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/EducationNews/BursaryWinners/LauraHannon/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Education Consultative Conference 2015 - I.N.T.O
    Conference 2015 The 2015 Consultative Conference on Education will take place in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Friday 13 th and Saturday 14 th November The theme of the conference will focus on Curriculum The Conference will commence at 3pm on Friday and conclude on Saturday by 1 45pm Directions to the hotel can be found here Further details will be posted when available Accommodation List pdf 173 kb Education

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/NewsEvents/Conferences/EducationConsultativeConference/EducationConsultativeConference2015/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Global Solidarity Network - I.N.T.O
    or harassed in pursuit of their human trade union rights Examples of our campaigning efforts can be seen us work towards the release of Abu Dheeb the President of the Teachers Association of Bahrain who is imprisoned for calling for a teachers strike and for the improvement the quality of education in Uganda If you are an INTO member and would like to join and support the Global Solidarity Network

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/GlobalSolidarityNetwork/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Global Citizenship School - I.N.T.O
    Citizenship School was created to encourage and facilitate primary schools in learning about and acting upon global issues A Global Citizenship School is a school which promotes a more just equitable and sustainable world Global Citizenship School lauch event 10 October 2015 at the Croke Park Hotel Maurice Hurley introduces Global Citizenship School at Congress 2015 About INTO Aims and Structure National Committees INTO Head Office Benefits and Discounts Join

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/GlobalCitizenshipSchool/ (2015-10-30)
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  • INTO Solidarity Fund - I.N.T.O
    Fund The INTO Solidarity Fund was set up to provide support to INTO members who wish to volunteer with recognised Charities Development Agencies Missionary Societies or Trade Union Groups in the developing world as well as to organisations seeking funds to develop a capital projects and curriculum initiatives About INTO Aims and Structure National Committees INTO Head Office Benefits and Discounts Join us Contact INTO Information For School Leaders New

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/INTOSolidarityFund/ (2015-10-30)
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