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Nayir, Funda; Brown, Martin; Burns, Denise; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry; Nortvedt, Guri; Skedsmo, Guri; Gloppen, Silje Kristin; Wiese, Eline F. – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this research as part of an Erasmus+ funded project tilted Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (www.acras.eu) is to provide an exploratory analysis of survey responses related to culturally responsive assessment policies, professional development and practices that were administered to school principals in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Counties, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy
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Stynes, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: There is a vast quantity of research into principalship, mainly concentrating on macro level theorising about concepts such as 'instructional' leadership, 'distributed' leadership and a myriad of other notions of the role. In contrast there is very little work done on the messy and demanding day to day and hour to hour work of school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; O'Brien, Shivaun – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Background: A number of countries have had school inspection for many years. The origins of these systems date back to the nineteenth century when mass public schooling was introduced, and education and other emerging public services were required to comply with centrally mandated rules and programmes. In contrast, many countries across the world…
Descriptors: Inspection, School Visitation, Accountability, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Harrison, Kathy; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: This paper focuses on assessment in Irish education, which, despite best intentions, shepherds students through the process to an extent that the individual is prone to undervalue her/his ability to trust in the self as a rational, self-thinking individual. In Ireland's assessment system lies the paradox whereby from childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Corrigan, Trudy; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Problem Statement: This paper reports on the evaluation of a project rooted in the principles and practice of Intergenerational Learning. Intergenerational Learning is increasingly seen as a key strategy in providing learning opportunities for older people in societies where the profile of the population is ageing rapidly. No significant work has,…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, College Students, Foreign Countries