Maynooth Education Forum – 16 June 2016. Recognising the 12%; Ethnic Minorities’ Trajectories through the Education System
Now in its fifth year, the Maynooth Education Forum is an open space where an invited group of education policymakers and stakeholders come together to exchange ideas and reflect on key issues in education. The 2017 Education Forum is recognising the 12% of migrants in the Irish Education system and we would be honoured if you were to attend and add your voice to the discussion.
This year’s Forum seeks to promote progressive change by:
- Exploring how migrants are faring in the Irish education system and seeking to understand their lived experience
- Sharing best practice from other countries
- Understanding how teachers and the education system can adapt to cater for migrants and identify supports required for teachers
Keynote details are below, and you can register your attendance here.
Dr Zelia Gregoriou, University of Cyprus, is a philosopher of education. Her research has explored the need to rethink intercultural education with regards to curriculum and pedagogy, policy frames, and research methodology.
Prof Irena Kogan, University of Mannheim, is project director of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries, focusing on the intergenerational integration of the children of immigrants in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Prof Frances McGinnity, ESRI, with colleagues has conducted a large study of migrant children in Irish schools. She is currently collaborating with EU colleagues on a project examining early socio-cultural integration patterns of migrants
Dr Victoria Showunmi is Senior Lecturer in the Maynooth University Department of Education. Her research focuses on Gender and Educational leadership and Black young women and their wellbeing through an intersectional lens.
Register to attend: here (Please circulate to potentially interested parties)
Further information: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/MaynoothEducationForum
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: European Life Long Learning Project. The DIMA project A practical toolkit for monitoring Adult Education strategies, policies and practices.
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Michael Kenny, Lecturer, Department of Adult & Community Education, Maynooth University (Ollscoil na hÉireann Má Nuad) Click here