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Beyond Educational Disadvantage (2007)
Paul Downes and Ann Louise Gilligan (Eds)

BED book

The launch of Beyond Educational Disadvantage, edited by Paul Downes and Ann Louise Gilligan and published by the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was held in the Auditorium of St. Patrick's College on Monday 17th September 2007. Among the 250 people attending were Pat Carey, Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Fergus Finlay CEO of Barnardos who officially launched the book. Dr. Mark Morgan chaired the proceedings with Jim Cullen, Director General of the IPA opening the session

The sale and distribution of the book is being handled by the IPA and can be purchased directly from their website


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From left: Jim Cullen, Fergus Finlay, Paul Downes, Pat Carey, Ann Louise Gilligan and Mark Morgan 


Noelle Spring: Tracing the Language of Educational Disadvantage

Katherine Zappone:Towards a Living System of Education

Tony Downes & Paul Downes: Pedagogy of the Processed

Ann Louise Gilligan: The Dilemma of Difference

Louise Derman- Sparks and Karen Fite:Disadvantage and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Paul Downes: Why SMART Outcomes Ain’t Always So Smart …

Maeve O'Brien & Marie Flynn: Emotions, Inequalities and Care in Education

Noreen Flynn: Tackling Educational Disadvantage: Home and School

Philomena Donnelly:Early Childhood Education: Absent from the Irish System

Ann Higgins: My Kids, Your Kids, Our Kids!

Liam Bane: A Seagull’s View – Adult and Community Education

Dympna Mulkerrins: The Transformational Potential of the Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Toni Owens: The Development of Men’s Community Education in Ireland

Liz Waters: Community Education: A View from the Margins

Susan Quinn:  ‘Only Brainy and Boring People Read’

Sylwia Kazmierczak-Murray: Preventing Potential Weaknesses in Early Literacy Instruction

Yvonne Mullan: Raising Literacy Levels Locally

Eithne Kennedy: Literacy in Designated Disadvantaged Schools

Thérèse Dooley and Dolores Corcoran:Mathematics: A Subject of Rights and Wrongs?

Yvonne Mullan and Joseph Travers:  An Early Intervention that Counts

Audrey Bryan:  The (Mis) Representation of Travellers in the CSPE Curriculum

Anne Boyle: Traveller Parents and Early Childhood Education

Rory McDaid: New Kids on the Block

Anne McGough: Addressing Disadvantage: What about Teaching?

Colm Hefferon:  A Model of Drama for Educational Disadvantage

Paula Murphy: Drama as Radical Pedagogy

Deirdre Butler & John Kelly: The Digital Era: Empowerment or Digital Divide?

Merike Darmody:Strengthening the School Social Climate

Mary C. Byrne:  Health for All

Cathríona Ryan and Paul Downes: Future Steps for NEPS?

Mark Morgan and Karl Kitching: The Job Satisfaction of Beginning Teachers

Tracey Connolly: Bridging the Gap

Claire W. Lyons, Ann Higgins, Fiona O’Connor, Frank J. Howe,Ruth Bourke and Denise McSweeney: Models of Intervention for Challenging Behaviour

Paul Downes, Catherine Maunsell and Jo-Hanna Ivers: The Jolt between Primary and Post-Primary

Catherine Maunsell, Vanessa Barrett and Mark Candon: Primary to Post-Primary: Perceptions of Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Gerard Farrelly: Bullying and Social Context: Challenges for Schools

Thérèse Hegarty:Towards a Narrative Practice: Conversations in a City Centre School

Áine Murphy: Peer Mediation: the Power and Importance of Children’s Voices

Paul Downes & Ann Louise Gilligan: Some Conclusions