Breandán Mac Gearailt, Gerry Mac Ruairc & Clíona Murray (2021): Actualising Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Irish-medium education; why, how and why now?, Irish Educational Studies.
This paper draws on the findings of a scoping literature review to provide a rationale for actualising CLIL as a pedagogical foundation in Irish-medium post-primary education. The authors will examine the literature and methodologies of CLIL and explore the links with immersion best practice and language acquisition, teaching and learning.
This paper introduces a novel approach to evaluate performance in the executive functioning skills of bilingual and monolingual children.
Gavin Murphy (2022): Principals’ accounts of practices, system support and challenges in leading secondary immersion education in Ireland, Journal of Educational Administration and History, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2022.2070140
This study explores principals’ attitudes towards the suitability of language immersion education (LIE) enrolment for children with dyslexia in Ireland. It also aims to examine the challenges faced by those in LIE settings working to include children with special educational needs (SEN), specifically dyslexia, in their schools. mixed methods approach including a focus group interview and a self-completion online questionnaire.