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EDC Submissions to Statutory Authorities

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education  meeting on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health - 8 June 2021. Opening statement and full invited submission document available to view here

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science - 17 December 2020. Opening statement submission document available to view here

Joint  Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science - 17 December 2020.  Submission document available to view here

The Educational Disadvantage Centre established a cross-sectoral Education group to develop a submission on education and interagency working to North Inner City Dublin Taskforce being led by Kieran Mulvey and reporting to the Irish Government 2016

Submission to Teaching Council on its Consultation Paper, Draft Framework for Teachers’ Learning 2015

Invited Presentation, Downes, P. Key issues for the INTO Submission to the DEIS Review: Building on Strengths and Addressing Gaps for DEIS II  to inform INTO submission to DEIS strategic review 2015

A national strategic response to food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland: Preventing hunger in Irish schools. July 2014

Keynote opening presentation, Downes, P., A holistic approach to early school leaving prevention in Europe: Key strategic priorities for system level development at European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) conference on Early School Leaving, in conjunction with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government (Ministry of Education and Science) in the context of its EU Presidency. Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), Vilnius, November 18, 2013. This informed the subsequent EUNEC (European Network of Education Councils) statement on early school leaving 2013

Bullying Forum Consultation – A Focus on Bullying and Early School Leaving Prevention 2012

The key role of the non-formal education sector, including community lifelong learning centres, in engaging part-time students from backgrounds of social marginalization and diverse ethnicities - Submission in response to HEA consultation paper on part-time teachers June 2012

Response by Educational Disadvantage Centre to Draft Policy on the Continuum of Teacher Education 2011

Educational Disadvantage Centre’s submission to College response to DES Draft National Plan to Improve Literacy and Numeracy in Schools - January 2011

EDC submission to Joint Oireachtas (Irish Parliament and Senate) Committee on Education and Science for their study (2009-2010), School and Out-Of-School Factors Protecting Against Early School Leaving (see quotes in the report)

Submission to Review on Inclusion Based on the Research of the Educational Disadvantage Centre  2009

EDC submission to Irish National Economic and Social Forum report Child Literacy and Social Inclusion (2009) (see quotes in the report)]

Submission  to the National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education.  Targeted Initiatives to Improve Access: Mapping the Present and Directions for the Future. 2004

Submission to the Irish Department of Education and Science on the development of the Traveller Education Strategy.  2004