Friday, July 06, 2012

#Paisti2012 July 13th 'Empowering the Community to Teach the Child' Seminar Programme

Empowering the Community to Teach the Child -

An Integrated Approach to Tackling Educational Disadvantage
Friday July 13th: Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

The Oireachtas Education and Social Protection Committee are compiling a report dedicated to identifying strategies to combat educational disadvantage at the earliest stage of a child's development.
A seminar on 'Empowering the Community to Teach the Child.' will take place on Friday, July 13th from 9.30am until 1pm in the Skylon Hotel, Dublin. Programme detailed below.
This is a chance to look at community based approaches to eradicating educational disadvantage - and decide how we can act on our ideas.
If you have an interest in attending this seminar then please make contact with my office on 01 857 4020 or Email:


09.30am: Registration

10.00am: Introduction and Context
- Seminar Chairperson Catherine Byrne (Former Deputy General Secretary INTO)

10.05am: Welcome
- Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD (Vice-Chair Education & Social Protection Committee)

10.10am: Opening Address
- Fergus Finlay, (CEO Barnardos)

10.20am: 'Empowering the Parent'
- Josephine Bleach (Early Learning Initiative, National College of Ireland)
- Eleanor McClorey (Young Ballymun)

10.40am: 'Empowering the Community'
- John Stewart (National Adult Literacy Agency)
- Noel Kelly (Northside Partnership)

11.00am: Coffee Break

11.20am: Workshops

12.00pm: Feedback

12.30pm: 'Final Thoughts'
- Mark Candon (Principal, St Laurence O'Toole's CBS, Sheriff Street)

12.40pm: Panel Discussion / Q and A

01.00pm: Close