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Educational Research in Ireland

O'Brien's Tower at the top of the Cliffs of Moher, Irelands most famous cliffs.
O'Brien's Tower at the top of the Cliffs of Moher, Irelands most famous cliffs.
The Republic of Ireland held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first 6 months in 2013. On this occasion, Education Worldwide compiled a webdossier that gives you an overview over educational research in Ireland. You will find information on important...
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Professional Associations and Societies

Ireland
The Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) is open to all those with a research interest in education. ESAI organises an annual conference (the 37th in 2012) and publishes a newsletter and the journal "Irish Educational Studies".
The webiste furthermore offers an Index of Education Theses from 1993 to 2000, listing [...]

Ireland
NAIRTL is financed by the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Higher Education Authority Irlands and is an initiative of several Irish universities. NAIRTL aims at enhancing and improving the interaction and integration of research, teaching and learning in Higher Education. Students are meant to participate in the process, too, in [...]

Ireland
AISHE is a society for research in learning and teaching in higher education. It organises the annual "AISHE International Conference Series (AISHE-C)" and publishes the open access e-journal "All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J)", the AISHE Readings (AISHE-R), an occasional series of scholarly [...]

Ireland
Information on the federation and the point system for universities. List of publications, annual reports to download, links to legal statements, salary schemes and research information.


The flag of the Republic of Ireland
The flag of the Republic of Ireland
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Ireland
This document lists educational research projects in Ireland from 2000 till 2011 and is meant to be updated successively. It was compiled by the Research and Development Committee of the Irish Department of Education and Skills (Ministry). It can be seen as the follow-up of the document "Research and Development in Education Projects [...]

The report of the Irish Department of Education and Skills (Ministry) gives an account of research in education in Ireland from 1994 till 2000 on the basis of research projects that were run during this period.The chapters of the report are based on the Irish education system (Pre-school education, Primary education, Post-primary education, Further and higher education) and on [...]

"The following discussion provides a good indication of many of the educational research perspectives and concerns among academic staff in third level colleges in the Republic at present. It does not give a comprehensive picture, rather an introductory sketch. In addition, it must be remembered that substantial educational research activities are undertaken by the Economic and [...]

"One hundred and fifteen empirical studies of education which were carried out in Ireland between 1960 and 1980 were identified and characterized in terms of the problem investigated, the purpose of the investigation, the methodology employed, and disciplinary influences on the study. Information was also obtained on the identity of investigators, the subjects of the study, [...]


Conferences

Ireland; international
The Conference Archive offers information on the annual conferences of the ESAI since 2007. You will find information on the most recent conference in the tab on the left hand side of the archive. The conference primarily addresses national researchers, although international researchers are equally welcome. Each [...]

international
The IICE is an international and interdisciplinary conference on educational research. This biannual conference has no specified focus or theme. You can hand in papers to a broad variety of topics in educational issues. All papers are published in the conference's proceedings. Selected papers are published in special issues peer [...]

Ireland; international
The conference is meant for doctoral students in Ireland who do research on educational issues. In 2012, it took place for the 4th time. The theme of this 4th conference was: "Expanding the Horizon of Doctoral Research in Education - Comparing, Adapting, Advancing". You will find a programme for the conference that took [...]

Ireland; international
AISHE is a society for research in learning and teaching in higher education. The website of their conference, which takes place annually since 2008, offers information on the current as well as past conferences.
Please find the conference themes here:
2012: Responding to Change: Effective Teaching and [...]


Journals und Series

Cover from 2017 of the journal 'Irish Educational Studies' of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)
Cover from 2017 of the journal 'Irish Educational Studies' of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), published by Routledge

Official Journal of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI). The journal is subject to a fee / licence. Please check your access options via your local public or university library.

Official journal of the Educational Research Center, Saint Patrick`s College. The journal appeared from 1967 until 2006. In 2010, there has been one single additional issue (number 38). The journal is subject to a fee / licence. Please check your access options via your local public or university library.

Oideas was the journal of the Department of Education and Skills (Irish Ministry for Education) and was publisehd regularly from 1968 until 2010. You will find online for free the numbers 49-55. Furthermore, you will find an index of all articles published from 1968 to 2010 (sorted by author).

The School of Education at the Trinity College Dublin is one of the most important institutions for educational research in Ireland. The Trinity Education Papers were published for the first time in spring 2012 and are accessible online free of charge.

AISHE-J is the journal of the ‘All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)’. The journal is accessible online free of charge.


Research Institutes and Centres

Panorama photo of the Trinity College, Dublin.
Panorama photo of the Trinity College, Dublin.

international; Ireland
The School of Education was ranked in the top 100 QS World University Subject Rankings in 2012. According to their own statement, they have a total of 70 doctoral students, which makes their doctoral programme the largest in Ireland.
The School currently has an associated research centre, Centre for Research in [...]

Ireland; international
The Centre works at all levels of the education system, from pre-school to third level. Main tasks are national asessments of educational achievements (PISA), evaluations, analysis of education in Ireland and development of assessment instruments. The Centre publishes the Irish Journal of Education (with full texts [...]

Ireland; Asia; Africa
The research of the department focusses on the following themes:
- Teaching, Learning and Curricular Development
- Development Education, Social Justice and Educational Disadvantage
- Educational Leadership
- Educational Counselling and Guidance
- Information and Communication Technology [...]

international; Ireland; Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Department has a focus on adult and community education as well as lifelong learning. It publishes the MACE Publications (Maynooth Adult and Community Education) and participates in the following projects:
- DIALOGUE (bridging the gap between academic research on University [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education focuses on five key themes:
- Initial and professional teacher education
- Educational leadership
- Socio-cultural issues in education
- Civic engagement and community engaged research
- Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM)
The School also has an [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education was founded in 1909. Amongst others, it has a focus on gender and education. Furthermore, people are working on areas as diverse as the sociology of childhood, psychology, gender & education, the history of education, education & disadvantage, curriculum design & development, children's [...]

A student disguised as Irish Minister for Education Batt O'Keeffe (2008 - 2010) (on the right) during protests against fees on 22-10-2008 in Dublin.
A student disguised as Irish Minister for Education Batt O'Keeffe (2008 - 2010) (on the right) during protests against fees on 22-10-2008 in Dublin.

Ireland; Europe
The School's members do research that engages with issues of Citizenship & Intercultural Education, Equality & Diversity, Well-being and Guidance in Schools, Curriculum & Training, Educational Evaluation, Technology and Science Education as well as research leading to innovations in Teaching and Learning.
The school has [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education has a focus on the following topics:
* Sports Studies and Physical Education (SSPE) Home
* Early Years and Childhood Studies Section
* Science Education Section
* PDE (Post-Primary Teaching)
* Postgraduate Diploma in Special [...]

international; Ireland; Africa; South America; Asia
The school (formerly "Department of Education and Professional Studies") has a research and teaching specialisations in:

At the Research Centre for Education and Professional Practice (RCEPP)
* Education & Clinical Psychology
* Leadership, Evaluation & Change
* [...]

Ireland
Educational Research at ESRI deals with a wide range of topics, covering all levels of the Irish educational system. A focus is on the following topics:

* School organisation and process
>> Project: Primary school outcomes: a European study
* Provision for children with special educational needs (SEN)
>> [...]

This linklist offers more websites on educational research in Ireland. The websites were compiled and indexed by Education Worldwide.


Further Important Resources

Department of Education and Skills (Irish Ministry for Education) in Dublin.
Department of Education and Skills (Irish Ministry for Education) in Dublin.

Ireland
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment was established as a statutory body in July 2001. It has to advise the Minister of Education and Science in matters relating to the curriculum for early childhood education, primary and post-primary schools, and the assessment procedures employed in schools and examinations on subjects [...]

Ireland
The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland. The HEA has wide advisory powers throughout the whole of the third-level education sector. In addition it is the funding authority for the universities, institutes of technology and a number of designated higher [...]

Ireland; international
This website gives comprehensive information about the implementation of the PISA project in Ireland and PISA in the international context. This includes links to redent PISA-Stuides as well as other publications. The institution in charge of the Irish PISA-Studies ist the Educational Research Centre at St. Patrick's [...]

Ireland; international
RIAN offers a search over 7 repositories (databases with online fulltexts) of the following Irish university libraries including the Dublin Institute of Technology:
* Dublin City University
* NUI Galway
* NUI Maynooth
* Trinity College Dublin
* University College [...]

The link leads you to the results of the meta search of the German Education Portal, using the keywords "Ireland" and "Educational Research". Please feel free to also search with other keywords in English or German.

Last Update: 26.10.2020  -  N. Cohen ;

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