Gerry Mcnamara

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Dr. Gerry McNamara is  Professor of Educational Evaluation in the School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI) . From 1997-2007 he was Head of the School of Education Studies, DCU. He was course director of the Doctorate in Education , a taught doctoral programme in the field of educational leadership and evaluation.

Gerry is a specialist in educational evaluation and has planned and led many major evaluations at home and abroad, working for, among others, the Dept. of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education, Leargas, the Equality Authority of Ireland, the European Commission, and the United Nations Development Programme.Gerry was a member of the Teaching Council of Ireland (2001/2002, 2004-2006),a co-founder of the Irish Evaluation Network, (2000) and was a member of the Council of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society, (BELMAS) from 2008-2012.

Book

Year Publication
2019 Brown, M., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G., Burns, D., Fellner, M., Gloppen, S.K., Helm, C., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Punzenberger, B., Skedsmo, G. and Wiese, E.F. (2019) Classroom Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference - A European Perspective a. Dublin: The Centre for Evaluation Quality,and Inspection. [DOI]
2019 Shevlin, P., Brown, M., McNamara, and O'Hara, J. (2019) Sharing the impact of shaped professional learning networks in challenging times. Dublin: The Centre for Evaluation Quality,and Inspection.
2017 Brown, M., McNamara,G., O'Hara, J., O'Brien, S., Poole, P,, and Burns, D. (2017) Evaluation of the PDST ePortfolio initiative: Integrating ePortfolios in Education. Dublin: EQI.
2006 Norman, J., Galvin, M. and McNamara, G. (2006) Straight Talk:Researching Gay and Lesbian Issues in the School Curriculum. : The Gender Equality Unit of the Dept of Education and Science.
2005 McNamara,G (2005) Vision in the Curriculum:An evaluation of the Fis Project in Primary schools in Ireland. : Fis Project/Dept of Education and Science.
2004 McNamara,G.,C. Mulcahy and J. O' Hara. (2004) An Analysis of the Training Needs of Trainers in the Furthur Education Sector in Ireland. : Dept. of Education and Science/Leonardo Da Vinci Prog.
2001 McNiff,J.,G.McNamara and D. Leonard. (2001) Action Research in Ireland. : Educational Studies Association of Ireland/September Books.
2000 O' Hara, J., S. Byrne and G. McNamara. (2000) Positive Discipline. : Dept. of Education and Science,Ireland.
1999 Humphreys, H., Jeffers, G., McNamara, G., and Conyngham,G. (1999) Research Paper No 2, Pointing to the Future – Some Second Level Students' Perceptions of the Points System. : The Points Commission.
1998 McNamara, G. (1998) Guidance in Adult and Continuing Education. . : National Centre for Guidance in Education.
1997 McKenna P., McNamara, G. and Barrett T. (1997) Principal's Perceptions of the Guidance Service in Post Primary Schools. : National Centre for Guidance in Education.
1990 McNamara, G., K.Williams and D.Heron (1990) Achievement and Aspiration: Curricular Initiatives in Irish Post Primary Education in the 1980s. : National Education Centres.
1988 Williams, K., G. McNamara and D.West (1988) Understanding Trade Unions (Revised and reprinted 1995 and 1999). : O’Brien Press.
1986 Williams, K. and G.McNamara (1986) The Vocational Preparation Course: an Educational Appraisal and Practical Guide. . : Ass. of Secondary Teachers in Ireland.
2019 Brown, M., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G., Burns, D., Fellner, M., Gloppen, S.K., Helm, C., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Punzenberger, B., Skedsmo, G. and Wiese, E.F. (2019) Classroom Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference - A European Perspective. Dublin: EQI. [Link] [DOI]
2015 Brown, M., McNamra,G., and O Hara, J (2015) School Inspection in a Polycentric Context: The case of Northern Ireland. : West Belfast Partnership/ Centre for Evaluation Quality and Inspection.
2008 McNamara, G and O Hara, J (2008) Trusting Schools and Teachers: Developing Educational Professionalism Through Self-Evaluation. : Peter Lang Publishing Inc. New York.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Brown, M., Skerritt,C, Roulston, S., Milliken, M., McNamara, G., O' Hara, J. (2022) 'The Evolution of Academic Selection in Northern Ireland' In: Education Policy in Ireland since 1922. London : Palgrave McMillan.
2021 Joe O’Hara, Patrick Shevlin, Martin Brown and Gerry McNamara (2021) 'Operating Professional Networks in Northern Ireland: The EQI Shaped Professional Learning Network' In: The Third Annual International Symposium “Education and City: Education and Quality of Living in the City” (Education and City 2020). Moscow : SHS Web of Conferences. [DOI]
2021 Joe O’Hara, Patrick Shevlin, Martin Brown and Gerry McNamara (2021) 'Education Networks: a Key Driving Force for School Development in a Time of Crisis and Change' In: The Third Annual International Symposium “Education and City: Education and Quality of Living in the City” (Education and City 2020). Moscow : SHS Web of Conferences. [DOI]
2019 Burns, D., Brown, M., O'Hara, J. and McNamara, G. (2019) ''Progressing culturally responsive assessment for higher education institutions'' In: Diversity and Triumphs of Navigating the Terrain of Academe: International Perspectives. US Open access: : US Open access: Emerald Publishing Limited. [Details].
2017 Brown, M., McNamara,G., O Hara, J and O'Brien,S (2017) 'Inspectors and the Process of Self-Evaluation in Ireland' In: School inspectors: Operational challenges in National Policy Contexts. London : Springer. [DOI]
2016 McNamara, G. and O' Hara, J. (2016) 'The importance of the concept of self-evaluation in the changing landscape of education policy' In: Studies in educational evaluation: effects and side effects of school inspections, a general framework. London : Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2016.06.006
2016 Altrichter, H., Kemethofer, D., Ehren, M., Gustafsson, J.-E., Skedsmo, G.; Huber, S.G., Conyngham, G., McNamara, G. & O'Hara, J. . (2016) 'Effects and side effects of European inspection systems' In: Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen europaischer Inspektionssysteme. Schulinspektion als Steuerungsimpuls? Ergebnisse aus Forschungsprojekten. : Springer VS.
2014 Altrichter, H., Ehren, M.C.M., McNamara, G. & O’Hara, J. (2014) 'The impact of school inspection ? Analysis of assumptions about mechanisms of school inspection in six European countries ' In: Michael Pfeifer(Eds.). Schule – Qualität und Entwicklung. . Munster, germany : Waxmann.
2012 O' Hara, J., Lahart, J., Lovsatt, L., McSharry, M. and McNamara, G (2012) 'Managing Stress in Initial Teacher Education - Challenges and Opportunities' In: Nikolaeva, S., Mulcahy, C. and Scanlon, G(Eds.). Towards Transformative Education. Sofia and Dublin : University of Sofia, Bulgaria and DCU.
2010 McNamara G.;Joyce P.;O'Hara J. (2010) 'Evaluation of adult education and training programs' In: International Encyclopedia of Education. [DOI]
2009 McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2009) 'Where Global Meets Local, Contexts, Constraints and Consensus in School Evaluation in Ireland. ' In: Ryan, K. E., & Cousins, J. B(Eds.). Sage International Handbook on Educational Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage.
2009 McNamara, G;O'Hara, J (2009) 'Ethical Leadership in an Age of Evaluation: Implications for Whole School Wellbeing' In: INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUALITY, CARE AND WELLBEING, PTS ONE AND TWO. BERLIN : SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. [DOI]
2007 Rami, J., Lalor, J. and McNamara, G. (2007) 'Multiple Approaches to Reflection as a Key Component of Assessment' In: O'Neill, G., Huntly-Moore, S. and Race, P(Eds.). Case Studies of Good Practice in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education. Dublin : The All Ireland Society for Higher Education.
2006 McNamara, G., Rami, J. and Lalor, J. (2006) 'Triangulation and Reflection in Practice - Oriented Assessment within Vocational Teacher Education Programmes - a Case Study' In: Stenstrom, M.L. and Laine, K(Eds.). Quality and Practice in Asessment; New Approaches in Work -Related Learning. Jyvasklya,Finland : Institute for Eduacational Research, Finland and EU Leonardo Da Vinci.
2006 Stenstrom, M. L, Grollman, P., Lalor, J., McNamara, G., Messerer, K., Rami, J., Tutschner, R., and Umarik, M. (2006) 'Elements of Good Practice' In: Stenstrom, M. L. and Laine, K(Eds.). Towards Good Practice for Practice – Oriented Assessment in European Vocational Education. : Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla/EU Leonard.
2005 Rami, J, G, McNamara, J, Lalor (2005) 'Ireland' In: Grollman, P. and M.L. Stenstrom, (Eds.)(Eds.). Quality Assurance and Practice - Oriented Assessment in Vocational Education and Training: Country Studies. : Bremen: Institute Technik und Bildung / European Commission.
2003 Williams, K. and G. McNamara (2003) 'The Landscape of Curriculum Inquiry in the Republic of Ireland' In: William F. Pinar (ed.)(Eds.). The Handbook of International Curriculum Research. : Lawrence Earlbaum, Washington D.C.
2000 McNamara, G. and J. O’Hara (2000) (2000) 'Action Research for Organizational Change' In: J. McNiff, G. McNamara and D. Leonard (eds(Eds.). Action Research in Ireland. : Educational Studies Association of Ireland.
1997 McNamara, G. (1997) (1997) 'Changing Our Teachers: Teacher Education and Re-education - a Key Dimension of Curriculum Reform in Further Education' In: R. Skytta and H. Roussi(Eds.). Points of Departure; the European Dimension in Vocational Teacher Education. : European Commission.
1996 McNamara, G. (1996) (1996) 'Curriculum Development in Vocational Education and Training in Ireland 1991-95' In: M. Morrissey and H. Roussi(Eds.). Issues of Adult and Occupational Education in Ireland and Finland. : National Board of Education Finland/ European Commission.
1995 McNamara, G. (1995) 'The Changing Face of Vocational Education Provision in the Post Primary Sector of Education in the Irish Republic' In: D.F. O’Rawe(Eds.). Curriculum Policy in the 1990s: Northern and Southern Perspectives. : Co-operation North.
1990 McNamara, G. (1990) 'Teachers and Innovation: Pre- and In-Service Training Strategies from the First and Second European Action Programmes on Transition from School to Adult and Working Life. ' In: J. Coolahan (ed.)(Eds.). Teacher Education in the Nineties:Towards a New Coherence. : Association of Teacher Educators in Europe.
2022 Brown. M., Skerritt, C., Roulston, S., Milliken, M., McNamara, G., O' Hara , J. (2022) 'The Evolution of Academic Selection In Northern Irelandd' In: Education Policy in Ireland since 1922. London : Palgrave McMillan.
2020 Boyle R., O’Hara J., McNamara G., Brown M. (2020) 'Ireland' In: The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Europe. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32284-7_9
2019 Altrichter, H, Galvin, M.,McNamara, G. and O' Hara, J. (2019) 'Addressing the Context in Cross-National Comparative Research' In: Doing Educational Research: Overcoming Challenges in Practice. London : Sage.
2017 Faddar, J., Brown, M., O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., and O'Hara, J. (2017) 'De inbreng van externe partijen in schoolzelfevaluaties : de Republiek Ierland als casus' In: De rol van externen bij kwaliteitszorg : vreemde ogen doen spreken. Brussels : Politeia:UITGEVERIJ. [Link]
2016 Brown M.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J. (2016) 'Teacher accountability in education: The Irish experiment' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. [DOI]
2012 Boyle, R;McNamara, G;O'Hara, J (2012) 'Riding the Celtic Tiger: Forces Shaping Evaluation Culture in Ireland in Good Times and Bad' In: EVALUATION CULTURES: SENSE-MAKING IN COMPLEX TIMES. PISCATAWAY : TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Martin Brown;Denise Burns;Gerry McNamara;Joe O'Hara (2022) 'Culturally responsive classroom - based assessment. A case study of secondary schools in Ireland'. European Journal of Educational Research, 40 (1). https://doi.org/10.6018/rie
2022 O' Brian, S.,McNamara, G., O ' Hara, J., and Brown, M. (2022) 'Teacher Leadership in School Self- Evaluation: an Approach to Professional Development'. Irish Educational Studies, . https:/doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2022.2135568
2022 Brown, M.;Skerritt, C.;Shevlin, P.;McNamara, G.;O'Hara, J. (2022) 'Deconstructing the challenges and opportunities for blended learning in the post emergency learning era'. Irish Educational Studies, 41 (1):71-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2021.2022526
2021 McNamara, G., Skerritt, C., O' Hara, J and Brown ,M (2021) 'For improvement, accountability or the economy? Reflecting on the purpose (s) of school self-evaluation in Ireland'. Journal Of Educational Administration And History, 54 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2021.1985439
2021 Skerritt, C.;McNamara, G.;Quinn, I.;O’Hara, J.;Brown, M. (2021) 'Middle leaders as policy translators: prime actors in the enactment of policy'. Journal of Education Policy, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Skerritt, C.;O’Hara, J.;Brown, M.;McNamara, G.;O’Brien, S. (2021) 'Student voice and the school hierarchy: the disconnect between senior leaders and teachers'. Oxford Review of Education, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 McNamara, G.;Brown, M.;Gardezi, S.;O’Hara, J.;O’Brien, S.;Skerritt, C. (2021) 'Embedding Self-Evaluation in School Routines'. SAGE Open, 11 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Brown, M.;Donnelly, C.;Shevlin, P.;Skerritt, C.;McNamara, G.;O’hara, J. (2021) 'The rise and fall and rise of academic selection: The case of Northern Ireland'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 32 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 O’Brien, S.;McNamara, G.;O’Hara, J.;Brown, M.;Skerritt, C. (2021) 'Students as co-researchers in a school self-evaluation process'. Improving Schools, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Brown, M., Altrichter, H., Bogdanovich, I., Rodríguez Conde, M.J., McNamara, G., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Vorobyeva, I., Vangrando, V., Gardezi, S., O’Hara, J. and Postlbauer,A. (2021) 'Challenges and Opportunities for Culturally Responsive Leadership in Schools – Evidence from Four European Countries'. Policy Futures in Education, . [DOI]
2021 Martin Brown, Sarah Gardezi , Laura del Castillo Blanco, Rossitsa Simeonova , Yonka Parvanova , Gerry McNamara , Joe O’Hara . (2021) 'School self-evaluation an international or country specific imperative for school improvement?'. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 2 (2):2-26.
2021 Brown, M., O' Hara, J., McNamara, G., Skerritt, C.and Shevlin, P.A , C. (2021) 'Global Messages from the Edge of Europe The cause and effect of Leadership and Planning strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic'. Irish Educational Studies, . [DOI]
2021 Altrichter, H., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Fulterer, S., Brown, M., Burns, D., Nortvedt, G. A., Skedsmo, G., Wiese, E., Nayir, F., Fellner, M., McNamara, G., & O’Hara, J. (2021) 'Herausforderungen und Bewertungspraktiken in Schulen der Sekundarstufe I in Österreich, Irland, Norwegen und der Türkei. Erziehung und Unterricht'. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht, 171 (3-4):251-261.
2021 Craig Skerritt,Joe O’Hara, Martin Brown,Gerry McNamara & Shivaun O’Brien .https://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2021.1886594 (2021) 'Enacting school self-evaluation: the policy actors in Irish schools'. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (ONLINE), . [DOI]
2020 Gerry McNamara, Joe O’Hara, Martin Brown, Irene Quinn (2020) 'Quality assurance in Irish Schools: Inspection and School self-evaluatiion'. Administration, 68 (4):x-xx. [DOI]
2020 Galvin, M and McNamara.G. (2020) 'Face-to-Face Interviews With Vulnerable Respondents'. SAGE Research Methods Cases, . https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529740479
2020 Brown M.;McNamara G.;O’Brien S.;Skerritt C.;O’Hara J. (2020) 'Policy and practice: including parents and students in school self-evaluation'. Irish Educational Studies, . [DOI]
2020 Simeonova, R., Parvanova, Y., Brown, M., McNamara, G., Gardezi, S., O'Hara, J., Castillo Blanco, L., Kechri, Z. and Beniata, E. (2020) 'A continuum of Approaches to School Inspections: Cases from Europe'. Pedagogy (Pedagogika-Pedagogy), 29 (20):487-506. [Link]
2020 O’Brien, S., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. & Brown, M. (2020) 'Learning by doing: evaluating the key features of a professional development intervention for teachers in data-use, as part of whole school self-evaluation process'. Professional Development in Education, . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Nortvedt, G., Wiese,E., Brown,M., Burns,D., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J., Altrichter, H. et al. (2020) 'Aiding culturally responsive assessment in schools in a globalising world'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/s11092-020-09316-w
2019 Nayir, F., Brown, M., McNamara, G., Nortvedt, G., Burns, D., O'Hara, J.. and Skedsmo, G. (2019) 'Assessment with and for Migration Background Students-Cases from Europe'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, (79):39-68. [Link] [DOI]
2019 O'Hara, J.,Brown,M., McNamara, G., Shevlin, P. (2019) 'The potential, limitations and evaluation of education networks in a monocentric system'. Educational Research, 38 (1):33-52. https://doi.org/10.6018/rie.397201
2019 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G. , Weisse, E. and Skedsmo, G. (2019) 'Aiding culturally responsive assessment in schools: A conceptual framework'. International Journal of Multicultural Education, . [Link]
2019 Burns D.;Brown M.;O’hara J.;McNamara G. (2019) 'Progressing culturally responsive assessment for higher education institutions'. Diversity in Higher Education, 23 :63-85. [DOI]
2019 Nayir, F., Brown, M., McNamara, G., Nortvedt, G., Burns, D., O'Hara, J.. and Skedsmo, G. (2019) 'Assessment Challenges and Practices with and for Migrant Backround Students – Cases from Europe''. EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 79 :1-13.
2018 Stynes, M., McNamara, G., and O'Hara, J. (2018) 'The challenge of perpetual motion: The willingness and desire of Irish primary school principals to juggle everything'. Irish Educational Studies, . https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2018.1512885
2018 Stynes, M.,McNamara, G., and O'Hara, J. (2018) 'An Analysis of Day to Day Activities of a Sample of Primary School Principals in Ireland'. EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, . [DOI]
2018 Stynes, M;Murphy, T;McNamara, G;O'Hara, J (2018) 'Reflection-on-action in qualitative research: A critical self-appraisal rubric for deconstructing research'. Issues in Educational Research, 28 :153-167.
2018 Young, C., McNamara, G., Brown, M., and O'Hara, J. (2018) 'Adopting and adapting: school leaders in the age of data-informed decision making'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/s11092-018-9278-4
2017 Brown,M.,McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Hood, S., Burns, D., and Kurum, G. (2017) 'Evaluating the impact of distributed culturally responsive leadership in a disadvantaged rural primary school in Ireland'. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (now EMAL), . https://doi.org/10.1177/1741143217739360
2017 JonesK.L , Tymms,P., Kemethofer, D. , O’Hara,J., McNamara,g., Huber,S., Myrberg,E., Skedsmo,G, and Greger,D. (2017) 'The unintended consequences of school inspection: the prevalence of inspection side-effects in Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland'. Oxford Review of Education, Online 1st . [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2017.1352499
2017 Ehren, M. C. M., Janssens, F. J. G., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. and Shevlin, P. (2017) 'Evaluation and decentralised governance: Examples of inspections in polycentric education systems'. Journal of Educational Change, . [Link] [DOI]
2017 O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O Hara, J., and Brown, M. (2017) 'External specialist support for school self-evaluation: Testing a model of support in Irish post-primary schools'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 23 (1):61-79. [DOI]
2016 Brown,M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and O'Brien, S. (2016) 'Exploring the changing face of school inspections'. EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 66 :1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.14689/ejer.2016.66.1
2016 Harrison K.;Taysum A.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2016) 'The degree to which students and teachers are involved in second-level school processes and participation in decision-making: an Irish Case Study'. Irish Educational Studies, :1-19. [DOI]
2016 Brown M.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2016) 'Quality and the rise of value-added in education: The case of Ireland'. Policy Futures in Education, 14 (6):810-829. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1478210316656506
2016 Ummanel, A;McNamara, G;Stynes, M (2016) 'The career paths of primary school principals in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 35 :57-71. [DOI]
2015 Harrison, K;O'Hara, J;McNamara, G (2015) 'Re-Thinking Assessment: Self-and Peer-Assessment as Drivers of Self-Direction in Learning'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, :75-88. [DOI]
2015 O’Brien S.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J. (2015) 'Supporting the consistent implementation of self-evaluation in Irish post-primary schools'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 27 (4):377-393. [DOI]
2015 Harrison,K.,O Hara, J. and McNamara.G. (2015) 'Re-Thinking Assessment: Self- and Peer-Assessment as Drivers of Self-Direction in Learning'. EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 60 :75-88.
2015 Gustafsson J.;Ehren M.;Conyngham G.;McNamara G.;Altrichter H.;O'Hara J. (2015) 'From inspection to quality: Ways in which school inspection influences change in schools'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 47 :47-57. [DOI]
2015 Harrison, K., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2015) 'Evaluating the Level of Student and Teacher Involvement in Second-Level School Processes and Participation in Decision Making: An Irish Case Study'. EUROPEAN STUDIES IN EDUCATION MANAGEMENT, 3 :185-209.
2014 O'Brien S.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2014) 'Critical facilitators: External supports for self-evaluation and improvement in schools'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 43 :169-177. [DOI]
2014 Taneri, P.0., Nayir, K. F. and McNamara, G. (2014) 'Teacher Candidates' Attitudes Towards the Teaching Profession. - Worrying Trends'. Turkish Studies, 9/11 :529-545.
2014 McNamara, G. and Nayir, K. F. (2014) 'The Increasingly Central Role of School Self-Evaluation in Inspection Systems Across Europe: The Case of Ireland'. TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION (TURJE), 3 :49-60.
2013 Corrigan, T;Mcnamara, G;O'Hara, J (2013) 'Intergenerational Learning: A Valuable Learning Experience for Higher Education Students'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 13 :117-136.
2013 Ehren M.;Altrichter H.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2013) 'Impact of school inspections on improvement of schools-describing assumptions on causal mechanisms in six European countries'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 25 (1):3-43. [DOI]
2012 McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2012) 'From looking at our schools (LAOS) to whole school evaluation -management, leadership and learning (WSE-MLL): The evolution of inspection in irish schools over the past decade'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 24 (2):79-97. [DOI]
2011 Anderson K.;Brien K.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J.;Mclsaac D. (2011) 'Reluctant leaders: Why are some capable leaders not interested in the principalship?'. International Journal of Management in Education, 5 (4):384-400. [DOI]
2011 McNamara G.;O'Hara J.;Lisi P.;Davidsdottir S. (2011) 'Operationalising self-evaluation in schools: Experiences from Ireland and Iceland'. Irish Educational Studies, 30 (1):63-82. [DOI]
2010 McNamara G.;Norman J. (2010) 'Conflicts of Ethos: Issues of Equity and Diversity in Faith-based Schools'. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 38 (5):534-546. [DOI]
2009 McNamara,G.,O'Hara, J., Boyle,R., and Sullivan,C. (2009) 'Developing a culture of evaluation in the Irish public sector: The case of education'. Evaluation, 15 (1):101-112. [DOI]
2008 McNamara, G. and O Hara, J. (2008) 'Contexts and Constraints:An Analysis of the Evolution of Evalaution in Ireland with particular reference to the Education System'. JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY EVALUATON, 4 :75-83.
2007 McNamara, G, O Hara, J.and Boyle, R. (2007) 'Influences Shaping National Evaluation Policies: the Case of Ireland'. THE EVALUATOR, 8 :15-20.
2007 McNamara, G. and Griffin, S. (2007) 'Film in the Curriculum; an Evaluation of a pilot project in Primary Schools'. Oideas, 52 :88-105.
2007 McNamara, G. and Mulcahy, C. (2007) 'Adult Educators Reflect on the Impact of Further Education on Themselves and their Communities'. Oideas, 52 :41-56.
2006 McNamara, G. and O'Hara,J. (2006) 'Workable Compromise or Pointless Exercise? SchoolBased Evaluation in the Irish Context'. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 34(4) :564-582.
2005 Morrissey, M. and G. McNamara (2005) 'Paid Educational Leave : Policy and Practice in Ireland'. WIDENING PARTICIPATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING, 7 :30-39.
2004 McNamara,G.and O'Hara, J. (2004) 'Trusting the Teacher: Evaluating Educational Innovation'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 10 :463-474.
2004 Morrissey, M. and G. McNamara (2004) 'Adult Education and Training in Ireland. '. JOURNAL OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, 10 :77-85.
2002 McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2002) 'Whole School Evaluation and School Development Planning ; an Analysis of recent Initiatives in Ireland'. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 30 :201-212.
2001 McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2001) 'Process and Product Issues in the Evaluation of School Development Planning'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 7 :99-110.
2000 McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2000) 'Evaluation: Business or Vocation?'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 5 :490-503.
2000 O'Hara,J , Byrne, S. and McNamara. G. (2000) 'Implementing a Positive Learning Programme. Irish Educational Studies, 19, 1'. Irish Educational Studies, 19 :68-81.
1998 McNamara, G., J. O’Hara and H.Roussi (1998) 'The Pedagogical Challenges of Constructivist Theory in Learning and Information Technology'. Irish Educational Studies, 19 :17-38.
1998 McNamara, G. (1998) 'Evaluation or Guesswork?: a Critique of Some Modes of Assessment'. Compass, 13 :43-57.
1997 Morrissey, M .and G. McNamara. (1997) 'Education and Training: a Review of Developments in the European Year of Lifelong Learning. '. Irish Educational Studies, 16 :119-132.
1992 McNamara, G. (1992) 'The Senior Cycle and the Less Academically Inclined Student'. 8 :27-38.
1992 McNamara, G. and J.Boland. (1992) 'The Reform of Senior Cycle Educational Provision in Ireland:a Proposal for Radical Change'. Irish Educational Studies, 13 :180-195.
1991 McNamara, G. (1991) 'Curriculum Innovation and Teaching Skills'. Oideas, 37 :16-28.
1990 McNamara, G. (1990) 'European Rhetoric and National Reality: a Study of Policy and Practice in the Vocational Preparation and Training Programme in Ireland'. CURRICULUM, 11 :162-173.
1989 McNamara, G. (1989) 'The Myth of Illiberality: Educational Theory and Curriculum Practice in Pre-Vocational Education'. Irish Educational Studies, 8 :99-116.
1987 Williams, K. and G. McNamara. (1987) 'The Interface Between Education and Training:the Case for Coherence'. Irish Educational Studies, 6 :101-130.
1987 McNamara, G. (1987) 'Transition Education: Issues in Curriculum Design'. Oideas, 31 :31-46.
2021 Brown, M;McNamara, G;Cinkir, S;Fadar, J;Figueiredo, M;Vanhoof, J;O'Hara, J;Skerritt, C;O'Brien, S;Kurum, G;Ramalho, H;Rocha, J (2021) 'Exploring parent and student engagement in school self-evaluation in four European countries'. European Educational Research Journal, 20 (2). [DOI]
2021 Crossref (2021) 'For improvement, accountability, or the economy? Reflecting on the purpose(s) of school self-evaluation in Ireland'. Journal Of Educational Administration And History, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Faddar, J.; Vanhoof, J.; Brown, M.; Figuereido, M.; Cinkir, S.; O’Hara, J.; McNamara, G. (2021) 'Drivers for student and parent voice in school self-evaluation activities: A cross-country analysis of Flanders (Belgium), Ireland and Portugal'. . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2021.101067

Other Journal

Year Publication
2003 O'Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2003) 'An Evaluation of the IAN / FRY Vocational Skills Training Programme : Belgrade, Serbia. APSO / Trocaire, ' .
2001 McNamara, G., O'Hara, J and Mulcahy,C. (2001) 'An Analysis of the Training Needs of Educators in the Further Education Sector in Ireland. . Department of Education and Science/ Commission of the European Communities Leonardo da Vinci Programme.' .
1999 McNamara, G.,O'Hara, J. (1999) 'The Vocational Education and Training System in Surinam Present Realities and Future Directions. United Nations Development Programme, New York, ' .
1995 Fogarty, C., G. McNamara and J. Boland. (1995) '‘The Role of the National Council for Vocational Awards in the Certification of Vocational Education and Training’' 9 .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 McNamara, G., Skerritt, C., O' Hara, J. (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Reflecting on the Purpose of School Self-Evaluation in Ireland Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 O 'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O' Hara, J. and O' Hara, J (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference The Significance and Impact of the development of the Quality Framework for Ethos in Educate Together Schools Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Brown, M.,Shevlin, P., McNamara, P., O' Hara, J., Skerritt, C., Gardezi, S. (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Student Voice and the Power and Influence of Policy and Practice - Cases from Europe and Beyond Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Gardezi, S,. Brown, M., McNamara, G., Stynes, M. (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Intercultural Community Evaluation and Planning in Ireland- Leading and Managing Multicultural Learning Environments Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Skerrit,C.,McNamara, G., Quinn, I., O'Hara, J. (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Bringing Policy to Life in Schools: The Salient Role of Middle Leaders Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Skerrit, C., O 'Hara, J., Brown, M. and McNamara, G (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Student Voice Rhetoric in the Irish Post Primary School Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Shevlin, P. Brown, M., McNamara, G., O' Hara, J. (2022) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference Network Leadership and the impact of Professional Leadership on School Improvement prior to, during and after the Pandemic - the case of Northern Ireland.a Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2021 Craig Skerritt ,Joe O'Hara , Martin Brown, Gerry McNamara & Shivaun O'Brien (2021) Educational Studies Ass. of Ireland, Annual Conference The various people doing SSE in Irish post- primary schools Galway, 25/03/2021-27/03/2021.
2020 Burns, D.; Brown, M.; McNamara, G.; O’Hara, J. (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland - Opening up Education Education (Options, Obstacles and opportunities) Culturally Responsive School Leadership Online, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2020 O’Brien, S.; Brown,M.; McNamara, G.; O’Hara, J. (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland - Opening up Education Education (Options, Obstacles and opportunities) Student participation in school self-evaluation: comparing two approaches Online, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2020 Brown, M.; O’Brien, S.; McNamara, G.; O’Hara, J.; Skerritt, C. (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland - Opening up Education Education (Options, Obstacles and opportunities) Towards clarity on the perceived role of parent and student voice in School Evaluation - The case of Ireland Online, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2020 Gardezi, S.; Brown, M.; McNamara, G.; O'Hara, J. (2020) European Educational Research Association - Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities The Evolution of School Self-Evaluation in the Irish education system From 2003 to the Present Online, 23/08/2020-28/08/2020.
2020 Altrichter, H., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Brown M., Nortvedt, G., Nayir, F., Burns, D., Wiese, E., Mcnamara, G. P., O'Hara, J., Fellner, M., Skedsmo, G., Gloppen, S. K. & Helm, C. (2020) The World Education Research Association (WERA) Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons Online, 17/04/2020-21/04/2020.
2020 O'Brien, S.; McNamara, G.; O'Hara, J.; Brown, M. (2020) European Educational Research Association - Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities (Online) Students As Co-researchers In A School Self-evaluation Process Online, 23/08/2020-28/08/2020.
2020 Skerritt, C.; O'Hara, J.; Brown, M.; McNamara, G.; O'Brien, S. (2020) European Educational Research Association - Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities (Online) Student Voice and Classroom Practice in Ireland Online, 23/08/2020-28/08/2020.
2020 O'Kelly, J.; Brown, M.; Tiernan, P.; O’Hara, J.; Tiernan,P.; O’Hara,J.; McNamara, G.; Skerrott,C. (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland - Opening up Education Education (Options, Obstacles and opportunities) The rise of Intrapreneurship in Education Online, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2020 Skerritt, C.; O'Hara, J.; Brown, M.; O'Brien, S.; McNamara, G. (2020) European Educational Research Association - Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities (Online) How School Self-Evaluation is Enacted in Irish Schools Online, 23/08/2020-28/09/2020.
2020 Altrichter, H., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Brown M., Nortvedt, G., Nayir, F., Burns, D., Wiese, E., Mcnamara, G. P., O'Hara, J., Fellner, M., Skedsmo, G., Gloppen, S. K. & Helm, C. (2020) American Educational Research Ass., Annual Conference Assessment Policies, Practices, and Constraints in Multicultural Classrooms: Global Messages Across Four Assessment Regimes Chicago, 17/04/1920-21/04/2020.
2020 Faddar, J., Vanhoof, J., Brown, M., Figueiredo, M., Cinkir, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., O'Brien, S. (2020) International Conference for School Improvement and Effectiveness conference 2020 From Mere Consultation to Meaningful Participation? Morocco, 06/01/2020-.
2020 Faddar, J., Vanhoof, J., Brown, M., Figueiredo, M., Cinkir, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. (2020) International Conference for School Improvement and Effectiveness conference 2020 The Role of Stakeholders in School Self-Evaluation. From Mere Consultation to Meaningful Participation? Morocco, 06/01/2020-10/01/2020.
2019 O'Hara, J, Brown, M., Ehren, M, McNamara, G.,Svensson, J., Simeonova,R.,Godfrey,D. and Parvanova,Y. (2019) American Educational Research Association Accountability of Educational Networks: Findings From Four Case Studies Toronto, Canada, 05/04/2019-09/04/2019.
2019 Brown, M., Burns, D., O'Hara, J. and McNamara.G. (2019) CREA V- Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method and Practice: Moving Beyond Nominal Categories and False Dichotomies in Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Positioning Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Educations – A Strategic response from EQI, The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection – Ireland Chicago Illinois, 27/03/2019-29/04/2019.
2019 O'Hara, J., O'Brien, S., Brown, M., McNamara, G. and Skeritt, C. (2019) ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge A pragmatic model of professional development for school self-evaluation St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 11/04/2019-13/04/2019.
2019 McNamara, G., Brown, M.,O’Hara, J., O’Brien, S., and Skerritt, C. (2019) ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge From policy to advocacy to reality – Exploring the benefits and challenges of parent and student voice in School Evaluation. Cases from Europe St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 11/04/2019-13/04/2019.
2019 O'Brien, S., Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2019) ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge Post-primary students as co-researchers in School Self- Evaluation St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 11/04/2019-13/04/2019.
2019 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2019) ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge Positioning assessment reform in second level education in Ireland in the context of international developments St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 11/04/2019-13/04/2019.
2019 Brown, M., McNamara,G., O'Hara, J. and Burns, D. (2019) ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge Exploring Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices in Irish Classrooms Cases from the front line St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 11/04/2019-13/04/2019.
2018 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Shevlin, P., and O'Brien, S. (2018) International Professional Development Association, Annual Conference From orthodoxy to reality - investigating the conditions necessary for professional learning networks - lessons from Northern Ireland Birmingham, England, 16/11/2018-17/11/2018.
2018 O'Brien, S., McNamara, G. Brown, M. and O' Hara, J. (2018) International Professional Development Association, Annual Conference A pragmatic model of professional development for school self - evaluation Birmingham, England, 16/11/2018-17/11/2018.
2018 Kurum, G., Cinkir, S., Brown, M.. McNamara, G., Faddar, J., and Figueredo, M. (2018) 10th International Educational Supervision Congress A Comparative analysis of Parent/Student Participation in the Context of Distributed School Evaluation and Planning Across Four European Countries Antalya, Turkey, 06/12/2018-08/03/2019.
2018 Nayir, F., Brown, M., Helm, C., McNamara, G., Skedsmo, G. and Fellner, M. (2018) European Educational Research Association Conference Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools-A Mixed Methods Analysis Bolzano, Italy, 04/09/2018-08/09/2018.
2018 O'Brien, S.,McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and Brown, M. (2018) European Educational Research Association Conference Irish teachers starting on a journey of data use for school self-evaluation Bolzano, Italy, .
2018 Brown, M., O'Hara, J., and McNamara, G. (2018) American Educational Research Association (AERA): The Dreams, possibilities and necessities of Public Education The beginning of the end of quiescence. The possibilities and conditions necessary for Polycentric evaluation New York, 13/04/2018-17/04/2018.
2018 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. (2018) Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Values and Purpose in Education Positioning Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education – A strategic response at DCU Institute of Education Dublin, 05/04/2018-07/04/2018.
2018 Brown, M., O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S., Farrell, R. and Burns, D. (2018) International Conference on Mobile Technologies in Education Testing a model of CPD for the introduction of ePortfolios in Irish Education NUI Galway, 19/01/2018-20/01/2018.
2018 Nayir, F., Taneri, O., Brown, M., Burns, D., O’Hara, J., and McNamara, G. (2018) Education, Society and Reform Research (EDUSREF) Improving Education as a Social System in the face of Future Challenges: Assessment for Migration Students : Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools(ACRAS) in four European Countries Ankara, Turkey, 06/04/2018-07/04/2018.
2018 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J., Shevlin, P., and Ehren, M. (2018) Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Values and Purpose in Education From professional learning communities to Evaluation of Professional learning communities - Results from a three-year case study on network governance in education Dublin, 05/04/2018-07/04/2018.
2018 Brown,M., Nayir, F., Burns, D., McNamara, G., and O’Hara, J. (2018) Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Values and Purpose in Education Values & purpose of assessment across frontiers: a comparative analysis of culturally responsive assessment practices in four European countries Dublin, 05/04/2018-07/04/2018.
2018 O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., and Brown, M. (2018) Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Values and Purpose in Education A pragmatic model of continuing professional development for school self-evaluation Dublin:Ireland, 05/04/2018-07/04/2018.
2017 O'Brien S, McNamara, G. O'Hara, J and Brown,M (2017) Students as Co-Researchers in an SSE process Seminar for Principals and Deputy Principals from Le Chéile, Loreto, Jesuit and Spiritan schools Broomfield House, Mullingar, 10/11/2017-.
2017 Burns, D., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., and Brown, M. (2017) The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research Five challenges applied to assessment reform efforts in secondary education in Ireland: Positioning attempts at assessment reform within international developments Copenhagen, 21/08/2017-25/08/2017.
2017 Brown, M.,O Hara, J., McNamara, G., Burns, D., Nortvedt, G., Skedsmo, G., Altrichter, H., Fellner, M., Nayir, and Taneri, O. (2017) Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times: CREA Fourth International Conference Exploring Practices of Culturally Responsive Assessment in European Schools Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, 26/09/2017-29/09/2017.
2017 Brown, M., Burns, D., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2017) SIETAR EUROPA CONFERENCE Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (ACRAS) An assessment strategy whose time has come DCU Institute of Education, 25/05/2017-29/05/2017.
2017 O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and Brown, M. (2017) The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research Learning by doing: A model of continuing professional development for data-use in school self-evaluation Copenhagen, 21/08/2017-25/08/2017.
2017 Brown, M. McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2017) Accountability of educational networks Inspections of area-based learning communities in Northern Ireland: Martin Brown, Joe O’Hara, Gerry McNamara, Dublin City University Institute of Education: London, 05/09/2017-05/09/2017.
2017 Brown, M. , Nayir, F., O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., Burns, D., Norvedt, G., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Altrichter, H., and Taneri, O. (2017) The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research Practices of Culturally Responsive Assessment in European Schools? Results of a Literature Review in Four European Countries Copenhagen, 21/08/2017-25/08/2017.
2017 Brown,M., O’Hara, J., and McNamara, G. (2017) Accountability of educational networks: what, why and how? - Findings from a comparative EU-study on inspections in Polycentric education systems Inspections of area-based learning communities in Northern Ireland: UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, 05/09/2017-05/08/2017.
2017 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J., Burns, D., Kurum, G. and O'Brien, S. (2017) The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research: Reforming Education and th Evaluating the significance of Culturally-responsive Distributed Leadership in a Disadvantaged Rural Primary School in the Republic of Ireland. An ethnographic Case Study Copenhagen, 21/08/2017-25/08/2017.
2017 Brown,M, McNamara,G.,O Hara,J. and O Brien,S. (2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Towards Ireland’s action plan for 2016-2017. Deconstructing local education clusters in a monoculture system. Empirical evidence from Ireland University College Cork, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Brown, M.,Farrell, R., O'Hara, J.,McNamara, G., Gallagher, S. and O'Brien, S. (2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Ongoing Assessment Using eportfolios: lessons to be learned from a 2 year study of eportfolio integration in Irish secondary schools Cork, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Brown,M., O'Hara,J., and McNamara,G (2017) American Educational Research Association: Knowledge to Action Toward Equal Education Opportunity in a Polycentric Inspection Context San Antonio, Texas, USA, 27/04/2017-01/05/2017.
2017 Burns, D., Nayir, F., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. (2017) Sixth Annual International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS) Aiding Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Schools Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, 19/05/2017-21/05/2017.
2017 Sweetman, B., O'Hara, J. and McNamara, G. (2017) SIETAR EUROPA CONGRESS Evalinto: Towards the design of a training course for teachers in peer mentoring at post-primary level to reduce levels of early school leaving amongst the migrant school population DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin, 22/05/2017-27/05/2017.
2017 Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2017) American Educational Research Association Towards Equal Education Opportunity in a Polycentric Inspection Context San Antonio, Texas, 27/04/2017-01/05/2017.
2017 O Hara, J., Brown,M., Burns, D., McNamara,G., Nayir,F, and Taneri,O. (2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland An overview of Culturally Responsive assessment practices in European Schools University College Cork, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 kurum, G., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J., and Çinkir, Ş. (2017) International Eurasian Educational Research Congress (EJER) Culturally responsive leadership practices: A comparative study of Irish and Turkish Primary Schools Pamukkale Üniversitesi / DENİZLİ / Turkey, 11/05/2017-14/05/2017.
2017 O Brien,S., McNamara,G., O Hara,J. and Brown,M. (2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Learning by doing: A model of continuing professional development for data-use in school self evaluation University College Cork, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Young, C., McNamara, G., Brown, M. and O'Hara, J. (2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Data use in secondary schools Cork, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2016 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Poole, P. and O'Brien, S. (2016) The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium Factors affecting the introduction of digital portfolios in Irish education Dublin, .
2016 McNamara,G. and O Hara, J, Ehren, M., Brown, M., Shevlin,P. and O'Rourke,C., (2016) Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research: Co-existence revisited: towards a framework for Polycentric Evaluation in Education Dublin, Ireland, 24/08/2016-26/08/2016.
2016 Brown, M., McNamara,G., O Hara, J and O'Brien,S (2016) Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research The Continuing Evolution of Inspection and School Self-Evaluation in Ireland UCD, Dublin, 24/08/2016-26/08/2016.
2016 Brown,M.,O'Hara, J., and McNamara,G. (2016) Connecting teachers, schools and systems: Creating the conditions for effective learning - International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement A mixed methods analysis of a mixed methods system. School inspections in a polycentric context Glasgow, Scotland, 06/01/2016-09/01/2016.
2016 McNamara,G.,O'Brien,S., and Brown, M. (2016) Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers -European Conference on Educational Research External Specialist Support for School Self-evaluation: Testing a Model of Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools UCD, Dublin, 24/08/2016-26/08/2016.
2016 Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) Education as a Public Good - Educational Studies Association of Ireland High stakes accountability in Education. Lessons to be learned from Ireland ’ s first decades of post - colonial educational Independence (1922 – 1971) NUI, Galway, 31/03/2016-02/04/2016.
2016 Brown,M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J, Poole, P. and O'Brien, S. (2016) The Next Generation:Digital Learning Research symposium 2016 Factors affecting the introduction of digital portfolios in Irish education Dublin City University, 01/11/2016-01/11/2016.
2016 Burns, D., O Hara, J. and McNamara,.G (2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland An investigation of the intellectual skill in the final written assessment of 23 subjects in the Leaving Certificate 2005 - 2010 NUIG, Galway, 31/03/2016-02/04/2016.
2016 Ehren,M., Janssens.,F, Brown, M., McNamara,G. O'Hara,J. and Simeonova,R. (2016) International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement Changing roles and methods of inspections; theoretical framework Glascow, 06/01/2016-09/01/2016.
2015 McNamara, G. (2015) International conference on education for the Future: Issues and Challenges The changing Face of school Inspection - International Perspectives Ankara University, Turkey, 13/05/2015-15/05/2015.
2015 O Hara, J, Brown, M, Shevlin, P and McNamara, G. (2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Together towards improvement ? The case of Polycentric inspection in Northern Ireland Maynooth, 09/04/2015-11/04/2015.
2015 Harrison K.,Corrigan T.,McNamara G. and O Hara J. (2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Students' Health : a Family Affair in a Changing World NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, 09/04/2015-11/04/2015.
2015 O Hara, J., Brown,M., McNamara,G.,Ehren,M.,Janssens,F.,Simeonova,R. (2015) European Conference on Educational Research Charting the Rise of Polycentric Evaluation Budapest, 09/09/2015-11/09/2015.
2015 Harrison K.,Corrigan T.,McNamara G. and O Hara J (2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Students’ Health – A Family Affair in a Changing world Maynooth Co. Kildare, 09/04/2015-11/04/2015.
2014 Harrison, K., O'Hara, J. and McNamara, G (2014) 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society Addressing Cultural Responsiveness in Education and Training Dublin, 01/10/2014-03/10/2014.
2014 Brown,M., O'Brien,S.,McNamara,G. and O'Hara,J. (2014) 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society Tracing the changing face of School Evaluation in the Republic of Ireland Dublin, 01/10/2014-03/10/2014.
2014 O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S. & Brown, M. (2014) The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23 The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland University of Bielefeld, Germany, 11/11/2014-13/11/2014.
2014 Harrison, K., McNamara,G., O' Hara, J. and Nayir, F (2014) European Conference on Educational Research Teacher and Student Participation in Second-Level School Processes and Practices Porto, Portugal, 03/09/2014-05/09/2014.
2013 Skedsmo, G., McNamara, G. and Altrichter, H. (2013) European Conference on Educational Research, Annual Meeting Classifying approaches to school inspection Istanbul,Turkey, 09/09/2013-13/09/2013.
2013 O'Hara, J,. McNamara, G. & Brown, M. (2013) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Save us from the time of trial : From Austerity to Prosperity and Back Again Limwrick, Ireland, 21/03/2013-23/03/2013.
2013 O Hara, J, McNamara, G and Harrison, K. (2013) Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment : Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Inaugural Conference Culture Changes, Irish Evaluation and Assessment Traditions Stay the Same? Chicago, Illinois, USA, 21/04/2013-23/04/2013.
2013 McNamara, G. and Harrison, K. (2013) European Conference on Educational Research, Annual Meeting Students and teachers perceptions of participation in institutional processes and practices Istanbul, Turkey, 09/09/2013-13/09/2013.
2013 McNamara, G. (2013) 15th International Conference on Education The Role of Culture in Evaluation Athens Institute for Education and Research, 20/05/2013-23/05/2013.
2012 Altrichter, H., McNamara, G. Ohara, J. and Ehren, M.C.M. (2012) European Conference on Educational Research How Do School Inspections Aim To Further School Improvement? Cadiz, Spain, 17/09/2012-21/09/2012.
2012 Altrichter, H, O Hara , J, McNamara G, Ehren M.C.M. (2012) European Conference on Educational Research Examining the Assumptions of European Inspectorates of Education: A Conceptual Model Cadiz, Spain, 18/09/2012-21/09/2012.
2011 Corrigan, T,McNamara, G.and O'Hara, J. (2011) Carnegie Research Institute Seminar Intergenerational Learning- A Conversation Leeds Metropolitan University, 22/03/2011-23/03/2011.
2011 McNamara,G. O’Hara,J. Corrigan,T. (2011) American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting Intergenerational Learning as a Perspective on Learner Voice in Educational Research New Orleans, USA, 08/04/2011-12/04/2011.
2011 Corrigan,T.and McNamara,G. (2011) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Meeting Intergenerational Learning at Third Level: A perspective on a Partnership Dublin, 14/04/2011-16/04/2011.
2011 McNamara,G.and O'Hara, J. (2011) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Meeting The Rhetoric and Reality of Inspection in Irish Post Primary Schools Dublin, 14/04/2011-16/04/2011.
2010 McNamara, G., O Hara, J., Anderson, K.,Brien, K.and McIsaac, D. (2010) Annual Conference of the educational Stuies Association of Ireland Choosing not to lead-examing the reluctant school learder in Ireland and Canada Dundalk, Ireland, 25/03/2010-27/03/2010.
2010 McNamara,G. (2010) XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies Democracy, Equality and the Control of Schools – A case study Istanbul, Turkey, 06/06/2010-09/06/2010.
2010 McNamara,G. and Corrigan, T. (2010) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Intergenerational Learning Dundalk,Ireland, 25/03/2010-27/03/2010.
2010 McNamara, G., O Hara, J., Anderson, K.,Brien, K.and McIsaac, D. (2010) Annual Conference of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Reluctance Factors for Principals in Canada and Ireland Reading, England, 08/07/2010-11/07/2010.
2010 O'Hara,J, McNamara,G and Boyle,R., (2010) European Evaluation Society Bi-Annual Conference Tiger-Forces Shaping Evaluation in Ireland in Good Times and in Bad Prague, 06/10/2010-08/10/2010.
2009 McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and Mulkerrins, B. (2009) Annual Conference of the Eductional Studies Association of Ireland Whole School Evaluation and Professional Education in Irish Schools Kilkenny, 02/04/2009-04/04/2009.
2009 McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2009) European Conference on Educational Research, the Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association Theory and Evidence in European Educational Research Vienna, 01/10/2009-03/10/2009.
2009 Anderson,K., Brien,K., McNamara,G.and O’Hara, J. (2009) The Canadian Association for Studies in Educational Administration Where have ‘some’ of the leaders gone: Reluctance factors in leadership graduates as aspiring administrators Ottawa-Canada, 23/05/2009-26/05/2009.
2008 McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Cuddihy, N. and Forde, M. (2008) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Engaging with Whole-School Evaluation Galway, 06/03/2008-08/03/2008.
2008 McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2008) Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association Directions and Dilemmas in Research on Teaching and Teacher Eduacation in Ireland New York, 24/03/2008-28/03/2008.
2008 McNamara, G. (2008) Annual Conference of the Eductional Studies Association of Ireland Promoting Educational Research: New Doctorates, Funding Streams and Policy Contexts Galway, 06/03/2008-08/03/2008.
2008 McNamara, G. (2008) Annual Conference of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Leadership and Control,Ethos and Diversity in Faith- Based Schools Aston Business School, Birmingham, 04/07/2008-06/07/2008.
2008 McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2008) Developing Celtic Capacity in Educational Research Key Research Agenda-A Briefing from the Republic of Ireland University of Ulster, Jordanstown, 09/06/2008-10/06/2008.
2006 McNamara, G.,O'Hara, J. and Bovle, R. (2006) Joint Conference of the European Evaluation Society and the Uk Evaluation Society Influences shaping national evakuation policies; an Irish case study London, 04/10/2006-06/10/2006.
2006 McNamara, G. and Norman, J. (2006) The Second World Curriculum Studies Conference Homophobic Bullying: Evaluating Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish Second Level Schools Tampere, Finland, 21/05/2006-24/05/2006.
2006 O’Hara, J., O’Sullivan, C. and McNamara, G. (2006) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Can online interaction add to the Microteaching Experience? Dublin,NCAD, 30/03/2006-01/04/2006.
2006 McNamara, G. and Kenny,A. (2006) Joint conference of the European Evaluation Society and the UK Evaluation Society Quality,evaluation,policy,theory and practice in the education sector London, 04/10/2006-06/10/2006.
2005 McNamara, G, O’Hara, J and O’Sullivan, C. (2005) Interlearn 2005 Conference 'I’ll show you what I mean' ; using digital video technology and online discussion fora to enhance teacher education students' microteaching and teaching practice experience Helsinki, Finland, 03/12/2005-06/03/2005.
2005 McNamara, G. (2005) International Congress on the School of the Future Education Policy and the Creation of a Knowledge Society University of Granada, 28/04/2005-29/04/2005.
2005 McNamara, G. and Norman, J. (2005) Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education Feel the fear and do it anyway: Identifying the Need for Sexuality Education in Irish Second – Level Schools Harvard Graduate School of Education, 01/11/2005-04/11/2005.
2005 Rami, J., McNamara, G. and Lalor, J. (2005) European Conference on Educational Research, the Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association The Irish Context: Practice – Oriented Assessment in Vocational Education and Training, Current Systems, New Trends and Future Developments Dublin,UCD, 12/09/2005-15/09/2005.
2005 O'Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2005) ESAI Annual Conference Embedding a culture of evaluation: The Whole School Evaluation Experience University College Cork, 10/03/2005-11/03/2005.
2005 McNamara, G. and J O'Hara, (2005) American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Fighting the Wrong War? Curriculum Studies in the Age of Evaluation Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada, 09/04/2005-11/04/2005.
2004 McNamara, G. and J O'Hara (2004) 6th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society Knowing what they need to know ? Data in School Self-Evaluation Berlin, Germany, 30/09/2004-02/10/2004.
2004 O' Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2004) Annual conference of the Education Studies Association of Ireland Online Professional Development: real trainers in a Virtual World? National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 02/04/2004-03/04/2004.
2004 McNamara, G. and J O'Hara. (2004) Irish Evaluation Network Innaugural Conference The Whole-School Evaluation Experience DCU, 25/09/2004-25/09/2004.
2003 McNamara, G. , J. O'Hara and Griffin, S, (2003) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Vision in the Curriculum: Evaluating Expressive Objectives Chicago, 21/04/2003-25/04/2003.
2001 McNamara,G.and J O'Hara. (2001) Annual Conference of the European Evaluation Society Evaluating Quality in Education - an Analysis of recent developments in Whole School Evaluation in the Irish Education System Lausanne, 08/10/2001-12/10/2001.
2001 McNmara,G.,J O'Hara and B. English. (2001) American Educational Research Ass Whole School Development through Evaluation-An Assessment of a National Pilot Project Seattle, 11/04/2001-15/04/2001.
1999 O'Hara, J and G. McNamara. (1999) .Third International Conference on Teacher Education Teacher Professional Development and Organisational Growth - a Collaborative Research Perspective Beit Berl College, Tel Aviv, 20/06/1999-22/06/1999.
1998 McNamara, G. and J. O'Hara. (1998) 3rd European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference Evaluation and Organisational Climate: Practical and Emancipatory Goals in Evaluation Design Rome, Italy, 10/10/1998-12/10/1998.
1997 McNamara, G. and J. O'Hara. (1997) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Teaching in a Digital World: Teacher Development and the Facilitation of Effective Learning in the Modern Educational Environment University College Galway, 10/04/1997-12/04/1997.

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 Brown, M., Cinqir, S., Faddar, J., Figueiredo, M., Kurum, G., Vanhoof, J., Gardezi, S. McNamara, G., O'Hara, Skerritt, C., Ramalho, H. O'Brien, S., and Rocha, J (2020) The Co-existence of Parent and Student Voice in School Self Evaluation – Final Report: Erasmus Plus Distributed Evaluation and Planning in Schools (DEAPS). EQI, .
2019 Brown, M., Cinqir, S., Faddar, J., Figueiredo, M., Kurum, G., Vanhoof, J., McNamara, G., O'Hara, Ramalho, H., Skerritt, C., O'Brien, S., and Rocha, J (2019) Making meaning of Distributed Evaluation and Planning in Schools. EQI, .
2019 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G., Fellner, M., Helm, C., Punzenberger, B., Skedsmo, G. and Wiese, E.F. (2019) A Training Module to enhance Culturally Responsive Assessment in Educational Settings. EQI, . [Link] [DOI]
2019 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G., Fellner, M., Helm, C., Punzenberger, B., Skedsmo, G. and Wiese, E.F. (2019) Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment. A User-Friendly Handbook for Culturally Responsive Assessment in Educational Settings. EQI, . [DOI]
2018 Brown, M., Altrichter, H., Nayir, F., Nortvedt, G., Burns, D., Fellner, M., Gloppen, S.K., Helm, C., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., Punzenberger, B., Skedsmo, G. and Wiese, E.F. (2018) Exploring Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices in European Schools - Interim Report. EQI, . [Link] [DOI]
2018 O'Hara, J., Sweetman, B., Freir, D. Brown, M., and McNamara, G. (2018) A Review and Evaluation of NUI Uversity Collaborative Model of Higher Education Provision through the M.A. in Creative Process. CENTRE FOR EVALUATION, QUALITY AND INSPECTION, DCU, .
2017 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. O'Brien, S. and Skerritt, C. (2017) Evaluation and Distributed Evaluation and Planning Strategies (DEAPS) in Irish Schools (Working Paper No.1). EQI, . [Link]
2017 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2017) Systematic Literature Review of culturally responsive assessment in schools. EQI, . [Link]
2017 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2017) (2017) Assessment And Diversity In Irish Schools. EQI, . [Link]
2016 O'Hara, J, Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a small island: national survey results of Principals attitudes towards school self-evaluation. Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, .

Commissioned Report

Year Publication
2019 O'Brien. S., Brown, M., McNamara, G. & O'Hara, J. (2019) Evaluation of Physics Busking Initiative 2018. COMMREP

Erratum

Year Publication
2020 Herzog-Punzenberger B.;Altrichter H.;Brown M.;Burns D.;Nortvedt G.A.;Skedsmo G.;Wiese E.;Nayir F.;Fellner M.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J. (2020) Correction to: Teachers responding to cultural diversity: case studies on assessment practices, challenges and experiences in secondary schools in Austria, Ireland, Norway and Turkey (Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, (2020), 10.1007/s11092-020-09330-y). ERRAT [DOI]

Multimedia

Year Publication
2018 Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., and O'Brien, S. (2018) On line Course - Looking at Looking at Our School: A Quality Framework for Post Pirmary Schools- PDST Technology in Education. ONMM
2018 Burns, D., Brown, M., McNamara, G., and O'Hara, J. (2018) Introducing Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education Institutions. ONMM
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
American Educational Research Association . -
American Evaluation Association . -
European Evaluation Society . -
Irish Evaluation Network . -
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/06/2005 DCU Teaching and Learning Fellowship DCU
01/02/2016 Presidents Research Award DCU

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Board of Management of the National Centre of Technology in Education. -
Society for Management Education in Ireland -
Council of the British Educational Leadership Mnagement and Administration Society -
Management Committee of the Irish Evaluation Network -
Academic Advisory Board of the Centre for Talented Youth in Ireland -
The Teacher Registration Council. -
IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES 09/03/2000 - 10/09/2004

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
DCU Doctor of Philosophy Education

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Irish Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Functional Basic Basic

Reviews

Journal Role
EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE Reviewer
EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (now EMAL) Reviewer

Research Interests

Educational Evaluation, Research Methods in Education, Culturally Responsive Evaluation  and Assessment. Education and Training Policy, Leadership in Education.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Distributed Evaluation and Planning in Schools co-investigator 01/09/2017 31/08/2020
ACRAS- Aiding Culturally Responsive Evaluation In Schools Co-investigator 01/09/2017 31/08/2019
School Inspection in a Polycentric Context C0- Investigator 01/09/2014 31/08/2017
International School Inspection DCU PI 01/09/2010 30/08/2014

Contract Researchers

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Denise Burns Acras-Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools.
Sarah Gardezi DEAPS
Dr Martin Stynes School Inspections in a Polycentric Context

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Dr Kevin Williams EQI, Institute of Education, DCU
Internal Prof. Michael O' Leary CARPE, Institute of Education, DCU

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Dr. Richard Boyle Institute of Public Aministration, Ireland
External Prof.Herbert Altrichter JKU, Linz
External Prof. Staffard Hood CREA, University of Illinois

Teaching Interests

Research Methods in Education and Training with particular reference to,

Qualitative Research,

The Theory and Practice of Mixed-Methods Research,

Documentary Analysis,

Academic Writing and writing for  Publication,

Philosophical Issues in Research



Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Philosophical Perspectives on Education ES341