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.
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
Paul Downes of @DCU_IoE critiquing current policy on #EdDisadvantage at @ChildRightsIRL webinar. Wellbeing and increased guidance hours are a 'figleaf'. Proper therapeutic and trauma-related supports are necessary.
Figures on #ChildPoverty in Europe and #Ireland show that the burden of the last economic recession was placed significantly on children. We must learn from our historical mistakes to address #EdDisadvantage in the #Covid19 generation
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
Education in the times of Corona: Can mainstreaming Social-Emotional Learning ensure effective learning & well-being? with panellists including Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh, Senior National Programme Officer, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. May 2nd 2020
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
Dr Paul Downes, Director of DCU Educational Disadvantage Centre speaks with Johnny Holmes of Near FM about the launch of the new Darndale & Kilbarrack Learning Hubs to promote access to third level education for the teaching profession.
Dr Paul Downes’ keynote presentation at the CNESCO (Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire) CIEP Sorbonne Universities’ Conference on Early School Leaving Prevention. His presentation was entitled Early school leaving: taking a holistic, differentiated and systemic international perspective on the issue.
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.