We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over the past three years.
This website will reamin live until 2016 in order to allow access to the Resources and Publications.
Keep up the good work!
The LGBT Diversity Team
Please note that the programme is no longer in operation as of April 2013. This website will remain live until 2016 to allow access to the resources and publications.
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-hosted by Gender, Culture & Society @ UL in the Department of
Sociology and the Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS)
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
As places are limited,
please respond as soon as possible to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 061-202733
As you know LGBT Diversity has been winding down, and will close completely at the end of March.
We are planning on holding a Final Learning event, as a follow up to the Future Thinking Event held late last year.
We are planning to hold our Final Learning Event on March 23rd at the Aisling Hotel, Dublin.
So far the outline for the day is to meet from 11am until 2pm, luch will be provided.
If you are able to attend, and if any of you require assistance with travel, please contact Sarah at email@example.com