Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis in Education Event Dec 2014

About the Video Presentations

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Intro to Event

Dr. Karl Kitching welcomes participants on behalf of the School of Education, UCC. Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire introduces the work of the Institute for the Social Sciences in the 21st Century UCC (www. 

What Educators and Everyone Need to Know about Spring Lane Halting Site Cork

Louise Harrington, Cork Traveller Women's Network explains some of the injustices facing children and young people living in Spring Lane, and highlights the implications for their education.

Educational Professionals’ Views of Migrant Children and Direct Provision in Ireland

Dr. Deirdre Horgan and Dr. Jacqui O’Riordan, School of Applied Social Studies UCC present their research on the views and knowledge of education professionals regarding children living in Direct Provision in Ireland. 

Young People’s Perspectives on Racism, Integration and Identity in Ireland

Amel Yacef from Canal Communities Regional Youth Work Service explores some of the key issues voiced by young minority ethnic people in Canal Communities region.

The In-Betweeners? Education and the Struggle of Moving Between Two Worlds

Hannagh McGinley, IRC Postgrad Scholar, NUI Galway talks about the complexities of conducting educational research as a member of the Traveller Community in Ireland. 

Racial Stratification, Disparity in Labour Market Outcome, Education and Schooling

Ebun Akpoveta, PhD Candidate, School of Social Justice UCD explores her research on the racialised stratification of migrants in Irish labour market and training sectors. 

The Yellow Flag Programme: Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in Schools in Ireland

Paula Madden, Irish Traveller Movement presents an account of the Yellow Flag Programme for Schools and discusses some of its successes and challenges. 

The Possibilities and Limits of Educational Anti-Racisms in Ireland

Dr. Karl Kitching, School of Education UCC discusses some key issues for anti-racist praxis in Ireland’s education system, and draws on his book, The Politics of Compulsive Education: Racism and Learner-Citizenship (Routledge 2014).

About the Event

This event, co-hosted by the School of Education and Institute for the Social Sciences in the 21st Century UCC, examined links between race and ethnicity-related injustices inside education settings, and the impact of ‘outside’ injustices on educational opportunities.

The event featured research and knowledge exchange presentations from a mix of scholars and community activists. The event was funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award 2014. It was linked to the dissemination and launch of a new book titled The Politics of Compulsive Education: Racism and Learner-Citizenship by Dr. Karl Kitching, School of Education, UCC.

Click on the video title below, or on the image to the right, to access each presentation. Sincere thanks to Aidan O'Donoghue, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, for audio-visual support.

School of Education

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