Educational Disadvantage Centre

Briefing Papers

Policy Briefing Papers

Lifelong Learning Platform/CEDEFOP/Educational Disadvantage Centre Briefing Paper, Implementing a holistic approach to lifelong learning: Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams. This briefing paper informed the Romanian EU Presidency and Cedefop Policy forum in Brussels, on May 29th, 2019.

Colette O’Connor, Sinéad Lambe, Sharon Gleeson and Áine Henry (2016).  Facilitating children’s sensorimotor development in DEIS schools: Relevance and recommendations. Dublin: EDC/DCU

Downes, P. (2016). Quality Labels and Structural Indicators for Social Inclusion in Schools and Higher Education Institutions (NESET II seminar summary/2016) 

CDI (Childhood Development Initiative), Tallaght and the Educational Disadvantage Centre have published a Joint Policy Briefing Paper on a three-pronged model of School Based Speech and Language Therapists – focusing on individual work, work with parents and teachers. 

CDI/EDC (2016) “Chit Chat”: Early Intervention Speech and Language Therapy Model and linkages to the Education Sector: Policy Briefing Paper. Dublin: Childhood Development Initiative and Educational Disadvantage Centre 

Paul Downes has completed three briefing papers for the Urbact PREVENT project working across 10 municipalities for early school leaving prevention and parental involvement:

Downes, P. (2015). Developing Multidisciplinary Teams for Early School Leaving Prevention. Briefing paper for 10 European city municipalities for the EU Urbact, PREVENT project. Published by EU Urbact Secretariat Paris and Nantes Municipality.

Downes, P. (2015). Targeting the needs of children and young people in a holistic way for early school leaving prevention. Briefing paper for 10 European city municipalities for the EU Urbact, PREVENT project. Published by EU Urbact Secretariat Paris and Nantes Municipality.

Downes, P. (2015). Building bridges for relational democratic school systems:  Fostering dialogue between key stakeholders, students, teachers and parents. Briefing paper for 10 European city municipalities for the EU Urbact, PREVENT project. Published by EU Urbact Secretariat Paris and Nantes Municipality.

Challenges for Early Career Teachers in DEIS Schools. Dr Gareth Burns. Joint Educational Disadvantage Centre/INTO Conference on DEIS Strategy Review, December 2015.

Downes, P. (2013) Key Emerging Features of a Mental Health Focus for Early School Leaving Prevention – illustrations from IrelandNESET Expert author Dr. Paul Downes (2013)