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Joe O'Hara

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Contact Details

Professor of Education
Centre For Evaluation, Quality And Inspection (Eqi)
C213
DCU Institute of Education
DCU St Patrick's Campus
Dublin 9

T: 353-1-8842104
E: joe.ohara@dcu.ie
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Biography

Joe O'Hara is the Inaugural Professor of Education and a member of the School of Policy and Practice in the DCU Institute of Education. He is Director of EQI- The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection and a member of the Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Joe O'Hara is a Past President of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland was a  member of the The Teaching Council of Ireland from 2012-2016. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Personal Services Overseas (APSO) from 2002-2004 and represented Ireland on the Council of the European Educational Research Association from 2008 to 2013. Joe O'Hara was Head of the School of Education Studies, DCU from 2010 to 2016. He is a Director and Founding Member of the Irish Evaluation Network and Is a member of the Board of the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland. He has worked as an evaluator and consultant for a variety of national and international bodies including Irish Aid, the UNDP, the International Aid Network and the EC TAIEX Programme.  Joe O'Hara is President Elect of the European Educational Research Association. 

Research Interests

Evaluation- School Evaluation, Self-Evaluation,School Inspection, Polycentric Inspection, Culturally Responsive Evaluation, Policy Influences in Evaluation, Programme Evaluation Initial Teacher Education - ICT in Teacher Education,Policy Developments in ITE, Autonomy and Accountability in Education, Gifted Education
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Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Martin Stynes Polycentric Inspection of Network Schools Research Fellow
Denise Burns Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (ACRAS) Research Assistant

Books

  Year Publication
2015 School Inspection in a Polycentric Context: The case of Northern Ireland.
Brown, M., McNamra,G., and O Hara, J (2015) School Inspection in a Polycentric Context: The case of Northern Ireland. Dublin: EQI. [Details]
2008 Trusting Schools and Teachers: Developing Educational Professionalism Through Self-Evaluation.
McNamara, G and O Hara, J (2008) Trusting Schools and Teachers: Developing Educational Professionalism Through Self-Evaluation. : Peter Lang Publishing Inc. New York. [Details]
2000 Positive Discipline: An Irish Educational Appraisal and Practical Guide.
O’Hara, J., S. J. Byrne and G. McNamara (2000) Positive Discipline: An Irish Educational Appraisal and Practical Guide. : Department of Education and Science. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Striking a balance? The continuing evolution of Inspection and school self-evaluation in Ireland'
Brown, M., McNamara,G., O Hara, J and O'Brien,S (2017) 'Striking a balance? The continuing evolution of Inspection and school self-evaluation in Ireland' In: Jacqueline Baxter (eds). School inspectors: Operational challenges in National Policy Contexts. London: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The importance of the concept of self-evaluation in the changing landscape of education policy'
McNamara, G. and O' Hara, J. (2016) 'The importance of the concept of self-evaluation in the changing landscape of education policy' In: Penninckx, M (eds). Studies in educational evaluation: effects and side effects of school inspections, a general framework. London: Elsevier. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Teacher Accountability in Education - The Irish Experiment'
Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) 'Teacher Accountability in Education - The Irish Experiment' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Effects and side effects of European inspection systems / Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen europäischer Inspektionssysteme'
Altrichter, H., Kemethofer, D., Ehren, M., Gustafsson, J.-E., Skedsmo, G.; Huber, S.G., Conyngham, G., McNamara, G., & O’Hara, J (2016) 'Effects and side effects of European inspection systems / Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen europäischer Inspektionssysteme' In: Schulinspektion als Steuerungsimpuls? Ergebnisse aus Forschungsprojekten. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'High-Ability Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds'
Healion, E. and O Hara, J. (2015) 'High-Ability Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds' In: Gifted Education in Ireland and the United States. Dublin: CTYI. [Details]
2014 'Culture Changes, Irish Evaluation and Assessment Traditions Stay the Same? Exploring Peer- and Self-Assessment as a Means of Empowering Ethnic Minority Students'
O Hara, Joe., McNamara, G. and Harrison, K (2014) 'Culture Changes, Irish Evaluation and Assessment Traditions Stay the Same? Exploring Peer- and Self-Assessment as a Means of Empowering Ethnic Minority Students' In: Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. [Details]
2014 'The impact of school inspection ? Analysis of assumptions about mechanisms of school inspection in six European countries / Wie will Schulinspektion wirken? Analyse von Annahmen über Wirkungs­mechanismen von Schulinspektion in sechs europäischen Ländern'
Altrichter, H., Ehren, M.C.M., McNamara, G. & O Hara, J (2014) 'The impact of school inspection ? Analysis of assumptions about mechanisms of school inspection in six European countries / Wie will Schulinspektion wirken? Analyse von Annahmen über Wirkungs­mechanismen von Schulinspektion in sechs europäischen Ländern' In: Schule – Qualität und Schulentwicklung. New York: Waxmann. [Details]
2012 'Riding the Celtic Tiger: Forces Shaping Evaluation Culture in Ireland in Good Times and Bad in Evaluation Cultures: Sense-Making in Complex Times'
Boyle, R., McNamara,G. and O Hara,J (2012) 'Riding the Celtic Tiger: Forces Shaping Evaluation Culture in Ireland in Good Times and Bad in Evaluation Cultures: Sense-Making in Complex Times' In: London: Transaction Publishers. [Details]
2010 'Evaluation of adult education and training programs'
McNamara G.;Joyce P.;O'Hara J. (2010) 'Evaluation of adult education and training programs' In: International Encyclopedia of Education. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Ethical Leadership in the Age of Evaluation'
McNamara, G. and O Hara, . (2009) 'Ethical Leadership in the Age of Evaluation' In: The International Handbook on Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing. Springer. [Details]
2009 'Where Global Meets Local: Contexts, Constraints and Consensus in School Evaluation in Ireland'
McNamara, G. and O Hara, J. (2009) 'Where Global Meets Local: Contexts, Constraints and Consensus in School Evaluation in Ireland' In: Sage international handbook of educational evaluation. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. [Details]
2000 'Action Research for Organisational Change'
McNamara, G. and J. O Hara (2000) (2000) 'Action Research for Organisational Change' In: Action Research in Ireland. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Evaluation and decentralised governance: Examples of inspections in polycentric education systems'
Ehren, M. C. M., Janssens, F. J. G., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. and Shevlin, P. (2017) 'Evaluation and decentralised governance: Examples of inspections in polycentric education systems'. Journal of Educational Change, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'External specialist support for school self- evaluation: Testing a model of support in Irish post-primary schools'
O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., & Brown, M. (2017) 'External specialist support for school self- evaluation: Testing a model of support in Irish post-primary schools'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 23 (1):61-79 [Details]
2016 'The degree to which students and teachers are involved in second-level school processes and participation in decision-making: an Irish Case Study'
Harrison K.;Taysum A.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2016) 'The degree to which students and teachers are involved in second-level school processes and participation in decision-making: an Irish Case Study'. Irish Educational Studies, :1-19 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Exploring the changing face of School Inspections'
Brown, M., McNamara, G., O Hara, J. and O Brien, S (2016) 'Exploring the changing face of School Inspections'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 66 :1-26 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Re-thinking assessment: Self- and peer-assessment as drivers of self-direction in learning'
Harrison K.;O’hara J.;McNamara G. (2015) 'Re-thinking assessment: Self- and peer-assessment as drivers of self-direction in learning'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, (60):75-88 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Ten years a-talking! Reflecting on the role of the EERA council from the perspective of national educational research associations'
O'Hara J.;Holm G. (2014) 'Ten years a-talking! Reflecting on the role of the EERA council from the perspective of national educational research associations'. European Educational Research Journal, 13 (4):472-480 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'From looking at our schools (LAOS) to whole school evaluation -management, leadership and learning (WSE-MLL): The evolution of inspection in irish schools over the past decade'
McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2012) 'From looking at our schools (LAOS) to whole school evaluation -management, leadership and learning (WSE-MLL): The evolution of inspection in irish schools over the past decade'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 24 (2):79-97 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Reluctant leaders: Why are some capable leaders not interested in the principalship?'
Anderson K.;Brien K.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J.;Mclsaac D. (2011) 'Reluctant leaders: Why are some capable leaders not interested in the principalship?'. International Journal of Management in Education, 5 (4):384-400 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Developing a culture of evaluation in the Irish public sector: The case of education'
McNamara G.;O'Hara J.;Boyle R.;Sullivan C. (2009) 'Developing a culture of evaluation in the Irish public sector: The case of education'. Evaluation, 15 (1):101-112 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Quality and the rise of value-added in education: The case of Ireland'
Brown M.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2016) 'Quality and the rise of value-added in education: The case of Ireland'. Policy Futures in Education, 14 (6):810-829 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Changing school board governance in primary education through school inspections'
Ehren,MCM., Honingh, ME., Hooge, EH and O Hara , J. (2016) 'Changing school board governance in primary education through school inspections'. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (now EMAL), DOI 10.1177/1741143214549969 (44):205-223 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Evaluating the Level of Student and Teacher Involvement in Second-Level School Processes and Participation in Decision Making: An Irish Case Study'
Harrison, K., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2015) 'Evaluating the Level of Student and Teacher Involvement in Second-Level School Processes and Participation in Decision Making: An Irish Case Study'. EUROPEAN STUDIES IN EDUCATION MANAGEMENT, 3 :185-209 [Details]
2015 'From inspection to quality: Ways in which school inspection influences change in schools'
Gustafsson J.;Ehren M.;Conyngham G.;McNamara G.;Altrichter H.;O'Hara J. (2015) 'From inspection to quality: Ways in which school inspection influences change in schools'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 47 :47-57 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Supporting the consistent implementation of self-evaluation in Irish post-primary schools'
O’Brien S.;McNamara G.;O’Hara J. (2015) 'Supporting the consistent implementation of self-evaluation in Irish post-primary schools'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 27 (4):377-393 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Critical facilitators: External supports for self-evaluation and improvement in schools'
O'Brien S.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2014) 'Critical facilitators: External supports for self-evaluation and improvement in schools'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 43 :169-177 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Intergenerational Learning: A Valuable Learning Experience for Higher Education Students'
Corrigan, T, McNamara, G, and O'Hara, J. (2013) 'Intergenerational Learning: A Valuable Learning Experience for Higher Education Students'. EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, :99-118 [Details]
2013 'Impact of school inspections on improvement of schools-describing assumptions on causal mechanisms in six European countries'
Ehren M.;Altrichter H.;McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2013) 'Impact of school inspections on improvement of schools-describing assumptions on causal mechanisms in six European countries'. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 25 (1):3-43 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Operationalising self-evaluation in schools: Experiences from Ireland and Iceland'
McNamara G.;O'Hara J.;Lisi P.;Davidsdottir S. (2011) 'Operationalising self-evaluation in schools: Experiences from Ireland and Iceland'. Irish Educational Studies, 30 (1):63-82 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The importance of the concept of self-evaluation in the changing landscape of education policy'
McNamara G.;O'Hara J. (2008) 'The importance of the concept of self-evaluation in the changing landscape of education policy'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 34 (3):173-179 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Influences Shaping National Evaluation Policies: the case of Ireland'
Mc Namara, G., O Hara, J. and Boyle, R. (2008) 'Influences Shaping National Evaluation Policies: the case of Ireland'. THE EVALUATOR, 14 :15-19 [Details]
2006 'Workable Compromise or Pointless Exercise?: School-based Evaluation in the Irish Context'
McNamara G. and O Hara,J. (2006) 'Workable Compromise or Pointless Exercise?: School-based Evaluation in the Irish Context'. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP, 34 :564-582 [Details]
2005 'An Evaluation of Staff Training Needs and Provision in the Further Education Sector in Ireland'
McNamara, G., Mulcahy,C. and O Hara,J. (2005) 'An Evaluation of Staff Training Needs and Provision in the Further Education Sector in Ireland'. JOURNAL OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, 11 :155-170 [Details]
2005 'Internal Review and Self-Evaluation ; the Chosen Route to School Improvement in Ireland?'
McNamara, G. and O Hara,J. (2005) 'Internal Review and Self-Evaluation ; the Chosen Route to School Improvement in Ireland?'. STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, 31 :267-282 [Details]
2004 'Trusting the Teacher – Evaluating Educational Innovation'
McNamara, G. and J. O Hara (2004) 'Trusting the Teacher – Evaluating Educational Innovation'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 10 :463-474 [Details]
2002 'Whole School Evaluation and School Development Planning – an Analysis of recent Initiatives in Ireland'
McNamara,G. and O Hara,J. (2002) 'Whole School Evaluation and School Development Planning – an Analysis of recent Initiatives in Ireland'. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP, 25 :201-211 [Details]
2001 'Process and Product: Issues in the Evaluation of School Development Planning'
O Hara, J. and G.McNamara (2001) 'Process and Product: Issues in the Evaluation of School Development Planning'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 7 :99-119 [Details]
2000 'A positive approach to discipline: An assessment'
O Hara,J & Byrne, S (2000) 'A positive approach to discipline: An assessment'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 19 :68-81 [DOI] [Details]
1999 'Evaluation: Business or Vocation?'
O Hara, J. and McNamara, G (1999) 'Evaluation: Business or Vocation?'. EVALUATION: INT. JOURNAL OF THEORY, RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 5 :490-503 [Details]
1997 'Entrepreneurship in Teaching: Some Pedagogical Challenges from the Perspective of Teacher Education'
McNamara, G., H. Roussi and J. O Hara (1997) 'Entrepreneurship in Teaching: Some Pedagogical Challenges from the Perspective of Teacher Education'. Points of Departure: the European Dimension in Vocational Teacher Education 1 :37-50 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2007 'ICTs in Initial Teacher Education North and South: The Challenges of Embedding ICTs in the Learning to teach experience'
Austin,R.,Conway,P.,Graffin,D. and O'Hara,J. (2007) 'ICTs in Initial Teacher Education North and South: The Challenges of Embedding ICTs in the Learning to teach experience' SCOTENS Annual Report: Teacher Education And Schools - Together Towards Improvement, :106-116. [Details]
2003 'An Evaluation of the IAN / FRY Vocational Skills Training Programme : Belgrade, Serbia'
O'Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2003) 'An Evaluation of the IAN / FRY Vocational Skills Training Programme : Belgrade, Serbia' APSO / Trocaire, . [Details]
2001 'An Analysis of the Training Needs of Educators in the Further Education Sector in Ireland. '
McNamara, G., O’Hara, J and Mulcahy,C. (2001) 'An Analysis of the Training Needs of Educators in the Further Education Sector in Ireland. ' Department of Education and Science/ Commission of the European Communities Leonardo da Vinci Programme, . [Details]
1999 'The Vocational Education and Training System in Surinam Present Realities and Future Directions'
McNamara, G.,O’Hara, J. (1999) 'The Vocational Education and Training System in Surinam Present Realities and Future Directions' United Nations Development Programme, New York, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 Accountability of educational networks: what, why and how? - Findings from a comparative EU-study on inspections in Polycentric education systems,
Brown,M., O’Hara, J., and McNamara, G. (2017) Inspections of area-based learning communities in Northern Ireland:. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Accountability of educational networks: what, why and how? - Findings from a comparative EU-study on inspections in Polycentric education systems, UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way , 05-SEP-17 - 05-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA),
Cowan, P. , Austin, R., Brown, M., O'Hara, J., Roulston, S., Conway, P.. (2017) Teacher Educators' Practice in ICT: keeping pace with 21st century student teachers?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), University of Sussex, Brighton , 05-AUG-17 - 07-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research,
O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and Brown, M. (2017) Learning by doing: A model of continuing professional development for data-use in school self-evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research, Copenhagen , 21-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research,
Burns, D., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J., and Brown, M. (2017) Five challenges applied to assessment reform efforts in secondary education in Ireland: Positioning attempts at assessment reform within international developments. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research, Copenhagen , 21-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 Sixth Annual International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS),
Burns, D., Nayir, F., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. (2017) Aiding Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sixth Annual International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland , 19-MAY-17 - 21-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research,
Brown, M. , Nayir, F., O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., Burns, D., Norvedt, G., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Altrichter, H., and Taneri, O. (2017) Practices of Culturally Responsive Assessment in European Schools? Results of a Literature Review in Four European Countries. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research, Copenhagen , 21-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 SIETAR EUROPA CONGRESS,
Sweetman, B., O'Hara, J. and McNamara, G. (2017) Evalinto: Towards the design of a training course for teachers in peer mentoring at post-primary level to reduce levels of early school leaving amongst the migrant school population. [Invited Oral Presentation], SIETAR EUROPA CONGRESS, DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin , 22-MAY-17 - 27-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 SIETAR EUROPA CONFERENCE,
Brown, M., Burns, D., McNamara, G. and O'Hara, J. (2017) Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (ACRAS) An assessment strategy whose time has come. [Invited Oral Presentation], SIETAR EUROPA CONFERENCE, DCU Institute of Education , 25-MAY-17 - 29-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 International Eurasian Educational Research Congress (EJER),
kurum, G., Brown, M., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J., and Çinkir, Ş. (2017) Culturally responsive leadership practices: A comparative study of Irish and Turkish Primary Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Eurasian Educational Research Congress (EJER), Pamukkale Üniversitesi / DENİZLİ / Turkey , 11-MAY-17 - 14-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
O Hara, J., Brown,M., Burns, D., McNamara,G., Nayir,F, and Taneri,O. (2017) An overview of Culturally Responsive assessment practices in European Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Cork , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Roulston,S., Cowan,P.,Brown,M.,O Hara,J.,Austin,R. and Conway,P. (2017) All aboard or still at check-in? ITE tutors use of digital technologies. Lessons from a small island. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Cork , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown,M, McNamara,G.,O Hara,J. and O Brien,S. (2017) Towards Ireland’s action plan for 2016-2017. Deconstructing local education clusters in a monoculture system. Empirical evidence from Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Cork , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
O Brien,S., McNamara,G., O Hara,J. and Brown,M. (2017) Learning by doing: A model of continuing professional development for data-use in school self evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Cork , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 American Educational Research Association: Knowledge to Action,
Brown,M., O'Hara,J., and McNamara,G (2017) Toward Equal Education Opportunity in a Polycentric Inspection Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association: Knowledge to Action, San Antonio, Texas, USA , 27-APR-17 - 01-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown, M.,Farrell, R., O'Hara, J.,McNamara, G., Gallagher, S. and O'Brien, S. (2017) Ongoing Assessment Using eportfolios: lessons to be learned from a 2 year study of eportfolio integration in Irish secondary schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Cork , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2013 Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact - 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI),
Brown, M., O Hara, J. and McNamara,G. (2013) Nijesh Solk Mwil Start Gyamyath ( Save us from the time of trial) : From Austerity to Prosperity and Back Again. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact - 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), University of Limerick , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13 [Details]
2014 Evaluation for an Equitable Society - 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
Brown,M., O'Brien,S.,McNamara,G. and O'Hara,J. (2014) Tracing the changing face of School Evaluation in the Republic of Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Evaluation for an Equitable Society - 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Dublin, Ireland , 01-OCT-14 - 03-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 The changing face of school inspections; theories and practices,
Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O Hara, J. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The changing face of school inspections; theories and practices, Gothenburg, Sweden , 03-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S. and Brown, M. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23, University of Bielefeld, Germany [Details]
2014 The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S. and Brown, M. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23, University of Bielefeld, Germany [Details]
2014 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
Brown, M., O'Brien, S., McNamara, G. & O'Hara, J. (2014) Tracing the changing face of school self-evaluation in Ireland. [], 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Dublin , 01-JUN-14 - 03-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S. & Brown, M. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [], The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems, University of Bielefeld, Germany , 11-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times - Education Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O Hara, J. (2014) From looking at schools to looking at self‐regulation: Tracing the changing face of school evaluation and assessment in the republic of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times - Education Studies Association of Ireland, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14 [Details]
2014 The Governance of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI),
Brown, M., O'Brien, S., McNamara, G., & O'Hara, J. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Governance of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), EARLI Sig 23, University of Bielefeld , 11-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
2015 European Conference on Educational Research,
Harrison, K., McNamara, G. and O Hara, J (2015) Evaluating the Impact on Education Provision of Rapid Demographic Change in the Irish Midlands. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest, Hungary , 09-OCT-15 - 11-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Harrison K.,Corrigan T.,McNamara G. and O Hara J (2015) Students’ Health – A Family Affair in a Changing world. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Maynooth Co. Kildare , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2015 Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future - Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
O Hara, J, Brown, M, Shevlin, P and McNamara, G. (2015) Together towards improvement – The case of Polycentric inspection in Northern Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future - Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, NUI, Maynooth , 07-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2015 From good to great. The case of Polycentric Evaluation in West Belfast - Stormont Castle, Northern Ireland,
McNamara, G., Brown, M. and O'Hara, J. (2015) From good to great. The case of Polycentric Evaluation in West Belfast: http://www.schoolinspections.eu/minister-for-education-for-northern-ireland-launches-report-on-polycentric-inspection/. [], From good to great. The case of Polycentric Evaluation in West Belfast - Stormont Castle, Northern Ireland, Stormont Castle, Northern Ireland , 18-NOV-06 - 18-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 CREA Annual Conference,
O Hara, J and McNamara, G (2016) A Blueprint for a New Vision of Culturally Responsive Schools in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], CREA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA , 20-OCT-16 - 22-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good - Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) High stakes accountability in Education. Lessons to be learned from Ireland ’ s first decades of post - colonial educational Independence (1922 – 1971). [Invited Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good - Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUI, Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) High stakes accountability in Education. Lessons to be learned from Ireland ’ s first decades of post - colonial educational Independence (1922 – 1971). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway , 31-OCT-16 - 02-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond, Connectivity, Innovation and use - 12th EES Biennial Conference,
Brown, M., McNamra,G., O Hara, J. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a small island: De-constructing school evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond, Connectivity, Innovation and use - 12th EES Biennial Conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,,
O'Brien, S., O'Hara,J., McNamara,G., and Brown,M. (2016) Building Capacity for School Self-Evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,, 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., and Brown, M., (2016) Notes on a Small Island: De-Constructing School Evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers -European Conference on Educational Research,
O'Brien,S.,McNamara,G.,O'Hara,J., and Brown, M. (2016) External Specialist Support for School Self-evaluation: Testing a Model of Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers -European Conference on Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Ehren,M., Janssens.,F, Brown, M., McNamara,G. O’Hara,J. and Simeonova,R. (2016) Changing roles and methods of inspections;theoretical framework,. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Brown,M., O Hara,J.,McNamara,G. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Striking a Balance? The Continuing Evolution of Inspection and School Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Brown,M.,O'Hara, J., and McNamara,G. (2016) A mixed methods analysis of a mixed methods system. School inspections in a polycentric context. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research:,
McNamara,G. and O Hara, J, Ehren, M., Brown, M., Shevlin,P. and O'Rourke,C., (2016) Co-existence revisited: towards a framework for Polycentric Evaluation in Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research:, Dublin, Ireland , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
Brown, M., O'Hara, J., McNamara, G. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a small island: Deconstructing school evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Burns, D., O Hara, J. and McNamara,.G (2016) An investigation of the intellectual skill in the final written assessment of 23 subjects in the Leaving Certificate 2005 - 2010. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway [Details]
2016 International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Brown,M.,O'Hara, J., and McNamara,G. (2016) A mixed methods analysis of a mixed methods system. School inspections in a polycentric context. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
O'Brien,S.,O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., Brown, M. (2016) Building Evaluation Capacity for School Self- Evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 The Next Generation:Digital Learning Research symposium 2016,
Brown,M., McNamara, G., O'Hara, J, Poole, P. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Factors affecting the introduction of digital portfolios in Irish education. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Next Generation:Digital Learning Research symposium 2016, Dublin City University , 01-NOV-16 - 01-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Burns, D., McNamara,G., and O'Hara,J. (2016) An investigation of the intellectual skill in the assessment of selected subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) High stakes accountability in Education. Lessons to be learned from Ireland ’ s first decades of post - colonial educational Independence (1922 – 1971). [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway , 11-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference on Educational Research,
O'Brien, S., McNamara, G,. O'Hara, J. and Brown, M. (2016) External Specialist Support for School Self-Evaluation: Testing a Model of Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference on Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Burns, D., O Hara, J. and McNamara,.G (2016) An investigation of the intellectual skill in the final written assessment of 23 subjects in the Leaving Certificate 2005 - 2010. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Brown,M.,McNamara,G.,O Hara,J.,O'Rourke, C., Shevlin, P. and Ehren,M. (2016) Co-existence revisited: towards a framework for Polycentric Evaluation in Education. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Connecting teachers, schools and systems: Creating the conditions for effective learning - International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Brown,M.,O'Hara, J., and McNamara,G. (2016) A mixed methods analysis of a mixed methods system. School inspections in a polycentric context. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Connecting teachers, schools and systems: Creating the conditions for effective learning - International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 Connecting teachers, schools and systems: Creating the conditions for effective learning - International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Ehren,M., Janssens.,F, Brown, M., McNamara,G. O’Hara,J. and Simeonova,R. (2016) Changing roles and methods of inspections;theoretical framework. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Connecting teachers, schools and systems: Creating the conditions for effective learning - International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-SEP-16 - 09-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Education in Ireland,
O Hara, Joe (2016) A never ending story? ‘Reconceptualising Initial Teacher Education in Ireland’. [], Education in Ireland, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg Virginia , 17-NOV-16 - 17-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
O'Brien, S., O'Hara,J., McNamara,G., and Brown,M. (2016) Building Capacity for School Self-Evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
O Hara, J., McNamara, G. and Brown, M. (2016) Notes on a Small Island: De-Constructing School Evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Brown, M., McNamara,G., O Hara, J and O'Brien,S (2016) Striking a Balance? The Continuing Evolution of Inspection and School Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Brown, M., McNamara,G. and O Hara, J, O'Rourke,C.,Shevlin,P. and Ehren,M. (2016) Co-existence revisited: towards a framework for Polycentric Evaluation in Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research,
Burns, D., McNamara,G., and O'Hara,J. (2016) An investigation of the intellectual skill in the assessment of selected subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference for Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers -European Conference on Educational Research,
McNamara,G.,O'Brien,S., and Brown, M. (2016) External Specialist Support for School Self-evaluation: Testing a Model of Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers -European Conference on Educational Research, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Memorial University Newfoundland, Educational Leadership Academy,
O'Hara, J (2016) Distributed Leadership - an idea whose time has come. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Memorial University Newfoundland, Educational Leadership Academy, St. Johns, Newfoundland , 08-AUG-16 - 10-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Brown,M., O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2016) High stakes accountability in Education. Lessons to be learned from Ireland ’ s first decades of post - colonial educational Independence (1922 – 1971). [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Burns, D., O Hara, J. and McNamara,.G (2016) An inv estigation of the intellectual skill in the final written assessment of 23 subjects in the Leaving Certificate 2005 - 2010. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, NUIG, Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Brown,M.,O'Hara, J., and McNamara,G. (2016) A mixed methods analysis of a mixed methods system. School inspections in a polycentric context. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement,
Ehren,M., Janssens.,F, Brown, M., McNamara,G. O’Hara,J. and Simeonova,R. (2016) Changing roles and methods of inspections;theoretical framework. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow , 06-JAN-16 - 09-JAN-16 [Details]
2015 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference,
Ashkanani,A., O Hara, J. Lovatt, J., Al-Hassan, A. and Tamtam,A. (2015) THE IMPACT OF PERSONAL FACTORS ON INSTRUCTORS ATTITUDE TOWARD E-LEARNING SYSTEM IN KUWAIT UNIVERSITY USING TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL . [Conference Organising Committee Member], 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, Spain , 02-MAR-15 - 04-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 European Conference on Educational Research,
Harrison, K., McNamara, G. and O Hara, J (2015) Evaluating the Impact on Education Provision of Rapid Demographic Change in the Irish Midlands. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 09-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Harrison K.,Corrigan T.,McNamara G. and O Hara J (2015) Students’ Health – A Family Affair in a Changing world. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Maynooth Co. Kildare , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2015 The Clute Institute International Education Conference,
Ashkanani,A., O Hara, J. Lovatt, J., Al-Hassan, A. and Tamtam,A. (2015) The impact of job relevant factors on instructors attitudes towards an e-learning system in Kuwait University using a Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). [], The Clute Institute International Education Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico , 22-MAR-15 - 26-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 European Conference on Educational Research,
O Hara, J., Brown,M., McNamara,G.,Ehren,M.,Janssens,F.,Simeonova,R. (2015) Charting the Rise of Polycentric Evaluation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 09-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
O Hara, J, Brown, M, Shevlin, P and McNamara, G. (2015) Together towards improvement – The case of Polycentric inspection in Northern Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Maynooth , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
O Hara, J, McNamara, G. and Brown, M. (2014) From looking at  schools to looking at  self‐regulation:  Tracing the changing  face of school  evaluation and  assessment in the  republic of Ireland. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14 [Details]
2014 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
Brown,M., O'Brien,S.,McNamara,G. and O'Hara,J. (2014) Tracing the changing face of School Evaluation in the Republic of Ireland . [Conference Organising Committee Member], 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Dublin , 01-OCT-14 - 03-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., O'Brien, S. & Brown, M (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Rise of School Development in Relation to Accountability and Evaluation Systems - EARLI Sig 23, University of Bielefeld , 11-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 European Conference on Educational Research,
Jones, K., Kemethofer,D., Tymms,P., Myrberg,E., O'Hara,J. and Greger,D. (2014) The Unintended Effects Of School Inspection: Evidence From An EU Comparative Study. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 The changing face of school inspections; theories and practices,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., and Brown, M. (2014) The Rise of Self-Evaluation in Ireland. [], The changing face of school inspections; theories and practices, Gothenburg, Sweden , 03-JUN-14 - 04-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
Harrison, K., O'Hara, J., and McNamara, G. (2014) Addressing Cultural Responsiveness in Education and Training. [], 11th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Dublin , 01-OCT-14 - 03-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 European Conference on Educational Research,
Harrison, K., McNamara,G., O Hara, J. and Nayir, F. (2014) Teacher and Student Participation in Second-Level School Processes and Practices. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 EURASIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CONGRESS,
O Hara, J. & McNamara. G. (2014) External Support For School Self-Evaluation. [], EURASIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CONGRESS, Istanbul, Turkey , 24-APR-14 - 26-APR-14 [Details]
2013 ESAI Annual Conference,
O'Hara, J,. McNamara, G. & Brown, M. (2013) Nijesh Solk Mwil Start Gyamyath ( Save us from the time of trial) : From Austerity to Prosperity and Back Again. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ESAI Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment : Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Asessment Inaugural Conference,
O Hara, Joe, McNamara, Gerry and Harrison, Kathy (2013) Culture Changes, Irish Evaluation and Assessment Traditions Stay the Same?. [], Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment : Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Asessment Inaugural Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA , 21-APR-13 - 23-APR-13 [Details]
2012 The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All,
O Hara , Joe., Kemethofer David, Altrichter, Herbert, Ehren Melanie, McNamara Gerry,Sivesind Kirsten (2012) How do School Inspections aim to further School Improvement?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All, Cadiz, Spain , 18-SEP-12 - 21-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
O'Hara, Joe (2012) Educational Evaluation in an Age of Transformation: Finding a balance in unbalanced times. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, University College Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All,
Altrichter, Herbert, O Hara , Joe, McNamara Gerry, Ehren Melanie, (2012) Examining the Assumptions of European Inspectorates of Education: A Conceptual Model. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All, Cadiz, Spain , 18-SEP-12 - 21-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
O'Hara, J & McNamara,G. (2011) The Rhetoric and Reality of School Inspection in Irish Post Primary Schools. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11 [Details]
2011 American Educational Research Association,
O'Hara, Joe, McNamara, Gerry, Corrigan, Trudy and Murphy, Timothy (2011) Intergenerational Learning as a Perspective on Learner Voice in Educational Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, USA , 08-APR-11 - 12-APR-11 [Details]
2011
Corrigan, T,McNamara, G.and O'Hara, J., (2011) Intergenerational Learning- A Conversation, Carnegie Research Institute Seminar. Leeds Metropolitan University , 22-MAR-11 - 23-MAR-11 [Details]
2010 European Evaluation Society Bi-Annual Conference,
O'Hara,J, McNamara,G and Boyle,R. (2010) Riding the Celtic Tiger-Forces Shaping Evaluation in Ireland in Good Times and in Bad. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Evaluation Society Bi-Annual Conference, Prague , 06-OCT-10 - 08-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 Annual Conference of the educational Stuies Association of Ireland,
O Hara, J, McNamara, G., Anderson, K.,Brien, K.and McIsaac, D. (2010) Choosing not to lead-examing the reluctant school learder in Ireland and Canada. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of the educational Stuies Association of Ireland, Dundalk, Ireland , 25-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 Reluctance Factors for Principals in Canada and Ireland,
O'Hara,J., McNamara, G., , Anderson, K.,Brien, K.and McIsaac, D. (2010) Annual Conference of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Reluctance Factors for Principals in Canada and Ireland, Reading, England , 08-JUL-10 - 10-JUL-10 [Details]
2009 European Conference on Educational Research,
O'Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2009) Theory and Evidence in European Educational Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna, Austria , 01-OCT-09 - 03-OCT-09 [Details]
2009 The Canadian Association for Studies in Educational Administration,
Anderson,K., Brien,K., McNamara,G.and O'Hara, J. - , (2009) Where have `some of the leaders gone: Reluctance factors in leadership graduates as aspiring administrators. The Canadian Association for Studies in Educational Administration, Ottawa-Canada , 23-MAY-09 - 26-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G.and Mulkerrins, B. (2009) Whole School Evaluation and Professional Education in Irish Schools. Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland , 02-APR-09 - 04-APR-09 [Details]
2008 Learning With Moving Images: Digital Video in Education and Teacher Education,
O Hara, J.,Conway, P.,Clarke, L., Sullivan, C., and Austin, R. (2008) Transforming Educational Practice with Digital Video. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Learning With Moving Images: Digital Video in Education and Teacher Education, Grand Hotel Malahide , 22-MAY-08 - 23-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association,
O Hara,J. and McNamara,G. (2008) Whole School Evaluation and Accountability in Teaching and Teacher Education. [], Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York , 23-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 Research, Ethics and Diversity in the New Ireland : Annual Conference of the Education Studies Association of Ireland,
O Hara, J and McNamara, G (2008) Engaging with whole school evaluation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Research, Ethics and Diversity in the New Ireland : Annual Conference of the Education Studies Association of Ireland, Galway , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 Developing Celtic Capacity in Educational Research - A Joint TLRP/ESRC Research Conference,
O Hara, J and McNamara, G (2008) Educational Research in the Republic of Ireland: An Overview. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Developing Celtic Capacity in Educational Research - A Joint TLRP/ESRC Research Conference, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 09-JUN-08 - 10-JUN-08 [Details]
2007 CAL 07- Development, Disruption and Debate D 3,
O'Hara, J., Conway, P., Graffin, D. and Austin, R. (2007) ICT’s in initial teacher education in Ireland: Perspectives from north and south . [Conference Organising Committee Member], CAL 07- Development, Disruption and Debate D 3, Trinity College, Dublin , 26-MAR-07 - 28-MAR-07 [Details]
2007 Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) Annual Conference: Teaching in the Knowledge Society,
O'Hara, J.,Sullivan,C.,Conway,P. and Austin, R. (2007) ICTs in Initial Teacher Education North and South: The Challenges of Embedding ICTs in the Learning to teach experience. [], Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) Annual Conference: Teaching in the Knowledge Society, Grand Hotel Malahide, Dublin , 22-NOV-07 - 23-NOV-07 [Details]
2006 Mapping Transformations: Identities and Communities,
J O'Hara and Norman,J. (2006) You Can't Tell Me What To Do, I Know My Rights ! The Changing Nature of Classroom Behaviour in the 21st Century. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping Transformations: Identities and Communities, Dublin City University , 11-MAY-06 - 12-MAY-06 [Details]
2006 Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCOTENS) - Information and Communications Technology in Initial Teacher Education,
O'Hara, J. (2006) Reporting on a national Survey of ICT use in ITE: Republic of Ireland Perspective. [], Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCOTENS) - Information and Communications Technology in Initial Teacher Education, Malahide, Dublin , 26-OCT-06 - 27-OCT-06 [Details]
2006 7th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
McNamara, G., O'Hara, J. and Boyle, R. (2006) Influences shaping national evaluation policies: an Irish case study. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 7th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, London, England , 04-OCT-06 - 06-OCT-06 [Details]
2006 ESAI Annual Conference,
O'Hara,J., McNamara, G. and Sullivan, C. (2006) Can online interaction add to the microteaching experience?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ESAI Annual Conference, National College of Art and Design, Dublin , 30-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06 [Details]
2006 Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCOTENS) - Information and Communications Technology in Initial Teacher Education,
O'Hara J. and Sullivan, C. (2006) Using ICT in ITE: A case study. [], Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCOTENS) - Information and Communications Technology in Initial Teacher Education, Malahide, Dublin , 26-OCT-06 - 27-OCT-06 [Details]
2005 Interlearn: Life as Learning Conference,
O Hara, J, McNamara, G. and Sullivan, C. (2005) I will show you what I mean- Using ICT to enhance a microteaching programme. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Interlearn: Life as Learning Conference, Helsinki, Finland , 01-DEC-05 - 02-DEC-05 [Details]
2005 American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies,
McNamara, G. and J O’Hara (2005) Fighting the Wrong War? Curriculum Studies in the Age of Evaluation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Montreal, Canada , 09-APR-05 - 11-APR-05 [Details]
2005 ESAI Annual Conference,
O'Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2005) Embedding a culture of evaluation: The Whole School Evaluation Experience. [], ESAI Annual Conference, University College Cork , 10-MAR-05 - 11-MAR-05 [Details]
2004 Annual conference of the Education Studies Association of Ireland,
O’ Hara, J and McNamara, G. (2004) Online Professional Development – real trainers in a Virtual World’. Annual conference of the Education Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 02-APR-04 - 03-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Irish Evaluation Network Innaugural Conference,
McNamara, G. and J O’Hara (2004) ‘’. Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the , DCU, Sept 2004 (2004) Embedding a Culture of Evaluation? The Whole-School Evaluation Experience. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Evaluation Network Innaugural Conference, Dublin City University , 25-SEP-04 - 25-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 6th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society,
McNamara, G. and J O’Hara. (2004) Knowing what they need to know – Data in School Self-Evaluation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 6th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Berlin, Germany , 30-SEP-04 - 02-OCT-04 [Details]
2003 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
McNamara, G. , J O’Hara and Griffin, S (2003) Vision in the Curriculum: Evaluating Expressive Objectives. [Conference Organising Committee Member], American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA , 21-APR-03 - 25-APR-03 [Details]
2003 Critical Debates in Action Research,
McNamara, G. and J O’Hara (2003) Evaluating the Reflective Practitioner – a Contradiction in Terms?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Critical Debates in Action Research, University of Limerick , 05-JUN-03 - 07-JUN-03 [Details]
2002 4th EES Biennial Conference: Taking Evaluation to the People,
McNamara,G. and O'Hara, J (2002) Evaluating Quality – an Analysis of Recent Developments in Whole School Evaluation in the Irish Education System. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 4th EES Biennial Conference: Taking Evaluation to the People, Lausanne, Switzerland , 12-OCT-02 - 14-OCT-02 [Details]
2001 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
McNamara, G., J. O’Hara and B. English (2001) Whole School Development Through Evaluation: An Assessment of a National Pilot Project. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, USA , 10-APR-01 - 14-APR-01 [Details]
2001 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
McNamara, G., J. O’Hara and B. English (2001) Whole School Development Through Evaluation: An Assessment of a National Pilot Project. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle , 10-APR-01 - 14-APR-01 [Details]
2001 Inaugural Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies,
McNamara, G. and J. O’Hara (2001) Irish Education at the Millennium: Changing Perceptions of Cultural and Religious Identity. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Inaugural Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies, University of Burgos, Spain , 22-MAY-01 - 25-MAY-01 [Details]
2000 European Access Network 9th Annual Convention,
O’Hara, J. and G. McNamara (2000) Pathways in Lifelong Learning for Adult Educators: Issues in Structural Change for Social Inclusion. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Access Network 9th Annual Convention, Santiago De Compostela, Spain , 10-SEP-00 - 12-SEP-00 [Details]
1999 Third International Conference on Teacher Education,
O’Hara, J and G. McNamara (1999) Teacher Professional Development and Organisational Growth – a Collaborative Research Perspective. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Third International Conference on Teacher Education, Beit Berl College, Tel Aviv , 20-JUN-99 - 22-JUN-99 [Details]
1999 International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching,
O’Hara, J and G. McNamara (1999) The Person in the Process of Change: Action Research in Improving Organisations. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, St. Patricks College, DCU , 27-JUL-99 - 31-JUL-99 [Details]
1998 3rd EES Biennial Conference,
McNamara, G. and J. O’Hara (1998) Evaluation and Organisational Climate: Practical and Emancipatory Goals in Evaluation Design. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd EES Biennial Conference, Rome, Italy , 10-OCT-98 - 12-OCT-98 [Details]
1997 Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
McNamara, G. and J. O’Hara (1997) Teaching in a Digital World: Teacher Development and the Facilitation of Effective Learning in the Modern Educational Environment. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Galway , 10-APR-97 - 12-APR-97 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015).
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., Brown, M., and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015). EQI, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015).
O'Hara, J., Brown, M., McNamara, G., and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015). EQI - Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Notes on a small island: national survey results of Principals attitudes towards school self-evaluation.
O'Hara, J, Brown, M., McNamara, G. and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a small island: national survey results of Principals attitudes towards school self-evaluation. Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015).
O'Hara, J., McNamara, G., Brown, M., and O'Brien, S. (2016) Notes on a Small Island: National Survey Results of Principals Attitudes Towards School Self-Evaluation (2014-2015). Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 IRCHSS Research Development Initiative Research Fellowship IRCHSS
2002 Inaugural DCU Teaching and Learning Fellowship Dublin City University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Educational Research Association 10-DEC-98 /
European Association for Research, Learning and Instruction 01-JUN-98 /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Past President 30-MAR-08 /
American Evaluation Association 07-AUG-07 /
Irish Evaluation Network Executive Member 01-APR-01 /
European Evaluation Society 01-OCT-98 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teaching Council of Ireland Board Member 2013 / 2016
GETNS Board of Management Board of Management Member 2011 / 2015
European Educational Research Association Executive Member 2008 / 2013
Dominican College Cabra Board of Management Board of Management Member 2007 / 2010
Association For Personal Services Overseas Director 2002 / 2004
EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Member of Editorial Board 2012 / Ongoing
IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES Member of Editorial Board 2006 / Ongoing

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Wadzanai Training Centre, Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe Director of Teacher Education 01-JUL-90 / 25-NOV-94
Dublin City University Lecturer in Education 01-SEP-96 /
Mater Dei Institute of Education Microteaching Coordinator 01-SEP-95 / 01-JUN-96
New Ross CBS, Wexford, Ireland Secondary School Teacher 10-JAN-95 / 01-JUN-95
Dublin City Univeristy Senior Lecturer 22-APR-07 / 01-JUL-13
Dublin City Univeristy Professor of Education 01-JUL-13 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2007 Dublin City Universiy Ph.D.
1990 Mater Dei Institute of Education Bachelor of Religious Science
1997 Dublin City Universiy M.Sc. in Education and Training Management

Enterprise Engagement

  Area Client Description
International Development - Training of Trainers
Design and delivery of Training of Trainers programme for the Association for Personal Services Overseas (APSO) for Irish development workers
Evaluation of Initial Teacher Education
Evaluation of Initial Teacher Education provision at CET, San Ignacio, Belize (1998)
Evaluation - Vocational Education and Training
National Evaluator for EU Lifelong Learning Programmes
Evaluation - Vocational Education and Training
European Level Expert on evaluation of Vocational Education and Training
Initial Teacher Education
UC-TT Advisor to Dutch University Colleges on establishment of Teacher Education programme

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 Reflective Work-based Practice ES2120Reflective Work-based Practice
2016 Curriculum Development and Evaluation ES303Curriculum Development and Evaluation
2016 Description of 2016_ES113 ES113Subject of 2016_ES113
2016 Description of 2016_ES302 ES302Subject of 2016_ES302
2016 Description of 2016_ES476 ES476Subject of 2016_ES476
2016 Reflective Work-based Practice ES205Reflective Work-based Practice
2016 Description of 2016_ES212 ES212Subject of 2016_ES212