Educational Disadvantage Centre

Podcasts and webcasts

Dr Paul Downes gave a keynote Presentation at the EPIC -  Empowering People in Care – Webinar on February 16th 2021. The presentation is entitled The Holistic Educational Needs of Children and Young People in Care: Placing an Invisible Issue on the National Policy Agenda.

EPIC Webinar Podcast available to view here

November 20th 2020. School Education Gateway Webinar

This webinar discusses the indicators for inclusive systems in and around schools that were used for the self-assessment tool on the European Toolkit for Schools website, and how these indicators can be useful for schools, administrators or teacher education.

Erna Nairz-Wirth - Associate Professor and Head of the Education Sciences Group at Vienna University of Economics and Business and member of the EDC’s International Research Network on Equity in Youth Education and Training

Dr Per Kornhall -  an independent author, lecturer, and consultant in school development and education Business and member of the EDC’s International Research Network on Equity in Youth Education and Training

Moderator: Inna Agadzhanova - School Education Gateway

Dr Paul Downes, Suspensions and Exclusions in Primary School; Developing an Action Plan. Seminar School Completion Programme Dún Dealgan and Louth Children & Young People’s Services Committee. November 24th 2020 

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Interview on Near FM with Challenger Coordinator, Jeannette Beirnes where she talks about Northside Partnership’s Challenger Programme. The EDC and Northside Partnership have been working together for many years, providing oral Irish supports to local students with the cooperation of IoE student volunteers. LISTEN HERE

In this video, our CEO Pat Doyle and Head of Services explain the importance of the report, while DCU's Sarah Murphy and Dr Paul Downes speak about their research.

A research report on young homeless men’s experiences of the education system, by DCU's Educational Disadvantage Centre and Peter McVerry Trust, has found a widespread need for reforms and additional supports for vulnerable young people in the education system. The report, Educational Gaps and Future Solutions, sets out seven key recommendations to improve young people’s educational experiences and reduce the risks of homelessness in the future. Read the report in full here: https://buff.ly/2OrWD5m

Pat Doyle, Chief Executive Peter McVerry Trust, and Sarah Murphy, Educational Disadvantage Centre in DCU, discuss new research from DCU's Educational Disadvantage Centre into young homeless men's educational experience with Mary Wilson on RTE’s Drivetime, Wednesday 6th November 2019

MORNING IRELAND'S IT SAYS IN THE PAPERS, RADIO 1, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH 2019

INTERVIEW WITH DR PAUL DOWNES ON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ISSUES: RADIO NEWS FEATURES. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21ST 2019. NEWS ON THE HOUR FROM 6AM TO 10AM

Video Antwerp, March 13th 2014  

PREVENT ‘s challenge is to conciliate a theoretical thought of quality with the implementation of concrete recommendations useful to each partner.   

PREVENT enables to:

• Exchange good practices between countries in order to learn from them at a local level

• Build, at the level of each city partner, a local plan of action thanks to the work of a support group gathering professionals, associations, parents and more widely every stakeholders interested in the drop-out issue

• Communicate and share the information with a large audience targeting principally local authorities who are not involved in the project.