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NEIC Fellowship Graduates: Invited Presentations on their Theses in North East Inner City Dublin

Many congratulations to the 8 NEIC Fellowship Graduates who gave invited presentations on their theses to a large group of local community stakeholders and DEIS schools across two sessions in February and March 2023. The events took place in Rutland St. National School, Dublin 1.

The topics of their presentations, leading to extensive lively subsequent discussions with the audiences, were as follows:

Sinead Crosson

A Reconstruction of Lundy’s Model of Participation (2007), to Explore Children’s Perceived Impact of Meaningful Participation in their School and Community Through an After-School Project in a DEIS Band 1 Primary School.

Orla Doyle

What’s Great about the NEIC? An Exploration of a Group of Young Children’s Experiences of the Local Environment in North East Inner City Dublin

Megan Wynne

Teachers’ Experiences and Perceptions of the Students in their Classroom Experiencing Bereavement in a Dublin DEIS Primary Schoo

Seána Brady

A Reconceptualisation of Froebel’s Approach to Nature to Examine the Perceived Impact of Children’s Participation in a School Garden on their Social and Emotional Development in a DEIS Band 1 Primary School

Fionnuala Sinnott

'The teacher didn't understand where we came from': Exploring the Daily School Experiences of Students Who Attended DEIS 1 Primary Schools in Dublin’s North East Inner City.

Rose Duffy

'The kids do be delighted when you come in like': An Exploration of Parental Views of Their Involvement in Their Children's Early Years and Primary Schooling.

Lauren O’Callaghan

Children’s Career Aspirations: A Focus on Teaching as a Future Career

Michael Kennedy

Reconfiguration of Power in an Infant Classroom Setting: The Perspectives and Insights of Teachers and Learners

Each invited presentation concluded with a range of policy and practice recommendations for system change at both local and national levels. These recommendations are being collated into a discussion document to inform future NEIC Programme strategic thinking.