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Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education - 4th year BEd course

Dr Paul Downes, Director Educational Disadvantage Centre teaches a course to 4th year BEd students entitled Poverty and Social Inclusion. There have been a range of guest speakers, listed below:  

Fiona Collins, Principal St Francis CBS

 ‘Teaching with empathy is a breath of fresh air’ 

Fiona Kearney, Familibase (formerly Familiscope), Ballyfermot

‘Multidisciplinary teams in and around schools’ 

Dawn Russell, Head of Services, Ana Liffey Drug Project; Tony Duffin, CEO, Ana Liffey Drug Project

Ana Liffey Drug Project – A National Addiction Service' 

Dr Sylwia Kazmierczak-Murray, Programme Coordinator Cabra School Completion Programme

‘Prevention and Intervention in Cabra School Completion Programme’ 

Marian Brattman, Research and Development Manager, Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency Tusla; Maria Tobin, National Home School Community Liaison Scheme Programme

‘Supporting the engagement of children in formal education’