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Educational disadvantage centre presentation for oed

  1. 1. Educational Disadvantage Centre St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra Dublin 9
  2. 2. St. Patrick’s College
  3. 3. EDC staff working on OED Network Project <ul><li>Dr. Catherine ‘Kay’ Maunsell. Irish Research </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator OED Network Project </li></ul><ul><li>Valerie McLoughlin. Irish Research </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator OED Network Project </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Paul Downes. Irish Research Associate </li></ul><ul><li>OED Network Project </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Opened in November 2001, the Educational Disadvantage Centre's stated mission is to contribute to the shaping of primary teacher education so that the cycle of educational disadvantage is broken. </li></ul><ul><li>'Educational Disadvantage' refers to a situation whereby individuals in Irish society derive less benefit from the education system than their peers. It is manifested in many ways, most notably in poor levels of participation and achievement in the formal education system. </li></ul><ul><li>Located within the College's Faculty of Education, the Centre aims to contribute to best practice in national and international policy regarding the implications of social and economic disadvantage on education. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EDC Strategies Out of School Services Strategy   General Educational Disadvantage and Social Inclusion Strategy   Lifelong Learning Strategy   Mental Health in Contexts of Disadvantage Strategy
  6. 6. <ul><li>Students of the college and members of the public are welcome to make use of the Resource Library which is housed in the EDC in E229 </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering within the Educational Disadvantage Centre, both on and off campus, fosters co-operation between the local community and the Centre and enhances citizenship. </li></ul>
  7. 7. VOLUNTEERING PROJECTS on offer to students: <ul><li>Dorset Street After School / Homework Club </li></ul><ul><li>CASPr - Community After- School Project </li></ul><ul><li>Sports 4 Success </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z Children's Charity </li></ul><ul><li>St. Vincent's Boys' School Club </li></ul>
  8. 8. One example, Sports 4 Success <ul><li>Sports 4 Success is an innovative Mentor Programme for primary level pupils operating at various third level institutes throughout the country. The Programme uses the medium of sport to encourage a change in attitudes to learning while improving self-esteem and social skills. The issues of education, health, physical ability, life skills, and social skills are collectively addressed through the medium of sport. The pupils are invited onto the campus at St. Patrick’s on an after-school programme which includes a meal at the canteen, homework support and some sporting activity.  The homework support involves using specially designed worksheets which use sport as a theme based on the primary curriculum. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sports 4 Success <ul><li>Boys from St. Vincent’s Boys National School, Dublin, enjoying their Christmas party at Sports 4 Success, December 2011 </li></ul>