Brendan Walsh

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Brendan Walsh FRHistS . B.A., University College Dublin, 1989: H.Dip.Ed., University College Dublin, 1990: Diploma in Montessori Education, St. Nicholas College, 1992: Masters in Education,University College Dublin, 1995: PhD (University College Dublin) 2005: PhD (Cantab.) 2015. Dr. Walsh worked as a post-primary school teacher from 1989-2000 teaching English, History, Geography and Classical Studies. He lectures in the fields of History of Education, Education Policy and Classroom Practice. Dr Walsh was inaugural Head of the School of Policy and Practice at the Faculty of Education and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection at Dublin City University.

Recent Publications: The “Haunting Silence”: autobiographical accounts of secondary teaching in twentieth-century Ireland, Paedagogica Historica, September 2020, 1-18

Forthcoming: (ed.) Educational Policy in Ireland 1922 to the Present (Palgrave Macillan, 2021)


Book

Year Publication
2016 Brendan Walsh (2016) Essays in the History of Irish Education. United Kingdom: Palgrave.
2014 Brendan J. Walsh (2014) Knowing Their Place? the intellectual life of women in nineteenth-century Ireland. Ireland: History Press.
2013 Brendan J. Walsh (2013) Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and Radical Education. : The History Press.
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) Degrees of Nonsense: the demise of the university in Ireland. : Glasnevin Publications.
2011 Brendan J. Walsh (2011) Education Studies in Ireland: Key Disciplines. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan.
2008 Brendan J. Walsh (2008) A Guide to Teaching Practice in Ireland. : Gillmacmillan.
2007 Brendan J. Walsh (2007) The Pedagogy of Protest: The Educational Thought and Work of Patrick H. Pearse. : Peter Lang.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2014 Brendan Walsh (2014) 'Introduction' In: Knowing Their Place?. Ireland : History Press.
2016 Brendan Walsh (2016) 'Teachers’ experience of school: first-hand accounts 1943–1965' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK : Palgrave.
2016 Brendan Walsh (2016) '‘Injurious to the best interests of education’? Teaching and learning under the Intermediate Education System 1878-1922' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK : Palgrave.
2014 McSharry M.;Walsh B. (2014) 'Fostering complicit femininity: Epoch, education and the young female body' In: A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century. USA : Brill. [Link] [DOI]
2014 Brendan J. Walsh (2014) 'Knowing Their Place? Girls' Perceptions of School in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' In: Brendan Walsh(Eds.). Knowing Their Place? The Intellectual Life of Women in the Nineteenth-Century. Dublin : History Press, Ireland.
2013 Silvia Nikolaeva, Carmel Mulcahy, Ger Scanlon (2013) 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Corporate University' In: Towards Transformative Education: a multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Dublin : Dublin City University.
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Nonsense of the Corporate University' In: Silvia Nikolaeva, Carmel Mulcahy, Ger Scanlon(Eds.). Towards Transformative Education: a multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. : Sophia University / Dublin City University.
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) 'Degrees of Nonsense' In: Brendan Walsh(Eds.). Degrees of Nonsense: The Demise of the University in Ireland. Dublin : Glasnevin Publishing.
2011 Brendan Walsh (2011) 'Education in Ireland since the sixteenth century' In: Education Studies in Ireland: Key Disciplines. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan.
2009 Brendan Walsh (2009) 'Radicalising the Classroom: Pearse and the Pedagogy of Progressivism' In: Higgins, R & Ui Chollatain, R(Eds.). The Life and After-Life of P.H.Pearse. Dublin : Irish Academic Press.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Brendan Walsh (2021) 'More sinn'd against than sinning? The intermediate system of schooling in Ireland 1878-1922'. History of Education, . [DOI]
2020 Brendan Walsh (2020) 'Irish schools, republicanism and World War One: remembrance and memory making'. Studia Hibernica, 46 (1):67-87. https://doi.org/10.3828/sh.2020.5
2020 Brendan Walsh (2020) 'The “Haunting Silence”: autobiographical accounts of secondary teaching in twentieth-century Ireland'. Paedagogica historica, :1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2020.1736103
2016 Walsh B. (2016) '‘I never heard the word methodology’: personal accounts of teacher training in Ireland 1943–1980'. History of Education, :1-18. [DOI]
2015 Walsh B.;Lalor J. (2015) 'New languages of possibility: Early experiments in education as dissent'. History of Education, 44 (5):595-617. [DOI]
2014 Brendan J. Walsh (2014) ''Frankly and robustly national': Patrick Pearse, the Gaelic League and the campaign for Irish at the National University of Ireland. In Studies: An Irish Quaterly Review'. 103 :135-146.
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) ''Turning Knowledge into Money: Ireland's Universities and Free-Markeet Alchemy''. vol.101 .
2007 Brendan J. Walsh (2007) 'Asking the Right Questions: Teacher Education in the Republic of Ireland'. 33 :37-59.
2006 Brendan J. Walsh (2006) 'The Challenge of Change: Secondary Schooling in Ireland 1922 - 1998'. 78 :95-104.
2006 Brendan J. Walsh (2006) 'Schoolmaster of All-Ireland: A Response to Dr. David Limond'. 35 :32-44.
2021 Walsh, B. (2021) 'Schooling, the Gaelic League, and the Irish language revival in Ireland 1831–1922'. Paedagogica historica, . [Link] [DOI]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Brendan Walsh (2021) '‘Nobody Will Even Remember It’: An Oral History of the Contribution of the Teaching Religious in Ireland (II)' 110 (438) :201-212.
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) ''The poor nuns - blamed by everyone for everything'' :22-27.
2021 Brendan Walsh (2021) '“‘Nobody Will Even Remember It’: An Oral History of the Contribution of the Teaching Religious in Ireland (I)' 110 (437) :92-101. [Link]
2021 Brendan Walsh (2021) '‘Nobody Will Even Remember It’: An Oral History of the Contribution of the Teaching Religious in Ireland (I)' 110 (437) :92-101.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
Maureen Killeavy, Brendan Walsh, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy. American Educational Research Association Conference An Analysis of the Needs of Newly Qualified Teachers in Ireland. San Diego, USA, .
Walsh, Brendan. The Philosophy of Education The Value of Nothing: Reflections on the price of the modern university Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, .
2006 Walsh, Brendan, Dolan, Rose, Harford, Judith. (2006) Education Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin April 2006. The Rhetoric and Reality of Induction Policy in Ireland: An examination of the contradictions between educational policy and provision in Ireland pertaining to teacher induction Dublin April 2006, 03/03/2006-05/03/2006.
2005 Walsh, Brendan (2005) History of Education (UK) Annual Conference The Challenge of Change: Secondary Schooling in Ireland 1922 - 1998 University of Birmingham, UK, December 2005, 01/11/2005-03/11/2005.
2005 Maureen Killeavy, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy, Brendan Walsh (2005) American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 2005 Teacher Unions as Political Actors: Intentions and Consequences: Democratic Partnership in Establishing a National Policy on Teacher Induction. Montreal, Canada, April 2005, 10/04/2005-14/04/2005.
2005 Walsh, Brendan., Dolan, Rose. (2005) European Educational Research Association Teaching the Teachers? An investigation into the perceived preparedness of Higher Diploma in Education students. University College Dublin, 09/09/2005-11/09/2005.
2004 Walsh, Brendan. (2004) The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, University College Cork, January 2004 Contesting the Classroom: Schooling and Ideology in Ireland 1830-1930. NUI Cork, 01/01/2004-01/01/2004.
2004 Walsh, Brendan. (2004) The History of Education Society Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin November 2004 Education and its Discontents: The Importance of Early Twentieth Century Radical Educational Thought. Trinity College, Dublin, 03/11/2004-05/11/2005.
2004 Walsh, Brendan. (2004) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, April 2004. Patriots, Pedagogues and the Challenge of Change. 04/04/2004-06/04/2004.
2004 Maureen Killeavy, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy, Brendan Walsh (2004) Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference The Relevance of Theory and Practice to the Perceived Needs and Concerns of Newly Qualified Teachers in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Sicily, 11/10/2004-14/10/2004.
2004 Walsh, Brendan, Judith Harford, Maureen Killeavy, Sheelagh Drudy. (2004) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference Lesson Planning – Action Research Based Models. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, 04/04/2004-05/04/2004.
2003 Walsh,Brendan. (2003) The History of Education Society Annual Conference My Name in the Heart of a Child: Patrick Pearse and Irish Education. University of Cambridge, December 2003, 11/11/2003-13/11/2003.

Newspaper

Year Publication
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) Profit calls shots at university. NEWSA

Radio Presentation

Year Publication
2012 Brendan J. Walsh (2012) The History Show, RTE 1. RADIO
2011 Brendan J. Walsh (2011) Irish Education - interview on the key disciplines in Irish educational studies. RADIO
2007 Brendan J. Walsh (2007) Morning Ireland, radio programme. RADIO
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians 0 -
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 0 -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination
President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination
01/01/2016 President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination DCU

Committees

Committee Function From / To
DCU Faculty of Teaching and Learning 21/07/2016 - 21/07/2016
Central Negotiating Committee (CNC) -
Academic Council 03/09/2007 - 01/09/2008

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Head of School, Lecturer -
Rockbrook Park School, Dublin Teacher -
University College Dublin Researcher, Tutor, Placement Supervisor -
Newbridge College, Kildare Teacher -
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Lecturer -

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University College Dublin B.A.
University College Dublin Ph.D. Education
University College Dublin Master of Education
St. Nichola's Montessori College Graduate Diploma
University College Dublin H.Dip.in Ed
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom PhD

Reviews

Journal Role
HISTORY OF EDUCATION RESEARCHER

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
Peer Reviewer for Manchester University Press (2007)

Research Interests

Dr. Walsh lectures in the fields of History of Education, Educational Policy and Teaching Methodology and is Head of the School of Policy and Practice in Education, DCU. He has a particular research interest in teacher induction and worked as researcher on the National Teacher Induction Pilot Project 2005-2006. He is currently researching the history of teaching and teachers in Ireland within the context of personal/professional histories. In 2006 he established the Teaching Voice archive to begin collecting and collating the recollections of the teaching profession in Ireland. Between 2005-2014 Dr.Walsh was Director of Teaching Practice at Dublin City University overseeing the Graduate Diploma in Education, Science Education Degree and Physical Education and Biology Degree.

Dr Walsh discusses new book, Irish Education Studies key disciplines. Click here for the radio interview.

Teaching Interests

History of Education
Education policy
Neoliberalism and Higher Education

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Description of 2020_ES134 ES134
2022 Policy & Structures in Education & Training ES218
2022 Irish Education:History,Structure&Development ES215
2022 History of Education in Ireland ES519
2022 Concepts & Contexts in Education and Training ES101