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DkIT Researcher Elected Co-Ordinator of International Research Network

25 September 2019

Dr. Bernadette Brereton, Director of the SOCIETY Research Group, DkIT was recently elected Co-Ordinator of the ESA Sociology of Education Research Network at the ‘EUROPE AND BEYOND: BOUNDARIES, BARRIERS AND BELONGING’ 14th ESA Conference, 20-23 August 2019 which was held in Manchester, UK.

From 20-23 August 2019, 3,000 participants from all over the world came to Manchester, UK for the 14th ESA Conference dealing with "Europe and Beyond". ESA Sociology of Education (Research Network 10), with the second largest membership in the ESA networks, had a very large turn-out for its conference on the theme of ‘Enrichment and Impoverishment through and in education: targets, policies, and results’

Parallel sessions over three days covered topics such as Aspiration, Choice and Selection, Contextual factors, Social Resources and Supports in Education, ICT in Education, Vocational Education and Training, Gender and Education, Grade Retention and Drop-out, Segregation Choice and Enrolment, Teacher Turn-over, Life-long Learning, Education and Migration, Curriculum Design and Development, Perceptions, Beliefs and Constructions of Vulnerability, Social Inequality, Inclusion, Participation and Internationalisation.

Bernadette Brereton of SOCIETY Research Group, DkIT (previously Vice Co-Ordinator) was elected Co-Ordinator and Vice Co-Ordinator will now become Dr. Adriana Aubert of University of Barcelona, Spain.

After such a stimulating and successful 4-day event, hopes are high for the upcoming Mid-term Conference 2020, to be held in Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, on the 20th and 21st August. 

To view a video gallery of the conference, please click here.

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