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New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Administrator

For information on our 2013 Conference, “New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities,” click here.

Friday 17 May

New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities

This one-day event is funded by the Irish Research Council and is in association with the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Sexualities Special Interest Group.  It will be joint-posted by Gender, Culture & Society @ UL in the Department of Sociology and the Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Research Centre.  This event will explore the concept of ‘ethos’ and its relationship with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sexualities in schools. It will bring together national and international researchers in LGBT Sexualities in Education, representatives from religious organisations, NGOs, school management bodies, unions, parents’ associations, key players in education policy and curriculum development as well as Initial Teacher Education (ITE) practitioners in Ireland. It will provide an opportunity for dialogue, the sharing of current research and ideas and the development of links for future research and collaborations.
Guest Speakers:
Professor Debbie Epstein Cardiff University, Wales
Dr. Renée de Palma Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Dr. Mary Lou Rasmussen Monash University Australia (via video conference)
Dr. Anne Lodge Church of Ireland College of Education
Dr. Stephen Minton Trinity College Dublin
Frances Shearer, National Co-ordinator SPHE Support Service
Venue: The Pavilion
Outline of Day: (9-17:00)
Session 1: Overview of Irish context
Session 2: International perspectives
Session 3: World Café workshop
Session 4: Summary discussion session
RSVP Details:
As places are limited,
please respond as soon as possible to:
Email: or Tel: 061-202733