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Brendan Walsh

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Contact Details

Research Fellow
Centre For Evaluation, Quality And Inspection (Eqi)

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Biography

Brendan Walsh FRHistS . B.A., University College Dublin, 1989: H.Dip.Ed., University College Dublin, 1990: Diploma in Montessori Education, St. Nicholas College, 1992: Masters in Education,University College Dublin, 1995: Ph.D (University College Dublin) 2005: PhD (Cantab.) 2015. Dr. Walsh worked as a post-primary school teacher from 1989-2000 teaching English, History, Geography and Classical Studies. He lectures in the fields of History of Education and Education Policy. Dr Walsh in Head of the School of Policy and Practice at the Faculty of Education and a Research Fellow at the Center for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection at Dublin City University.

Research Interests

Dr. Walsh lectures in the fields of History of Education, Educational Policy and Teaching Methodology and is Head of the School of Policy and Practice in Education, DCU. He has a particular research interest in teacher induction and worked as researcher on the National Teacher Induction Pilot Project 2005-2006. He is currently researching the history of teaching and teachers in Ireland within the context of personal/professional histories. In 2006 he established the Teaching Voice archive to begin collecting and collating the recollections of the teaching profession in Ireland. Between 2005-2014 Dr.Walsh was Director of Teaching Practice at Dublin City University overseeing the Graduate Diploma in Education, Science Education Degree and Physical Education and Biology Degree.

Dr Walsh discusses new book, Irish Education Studies key disciplines. Click here for the radio interview.

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Alqattan , Amenah PhD-track Supervisor

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Teachers’ experience of school: first-hand accounts 1943–1965'
Brendan Walsh (2016) 'Teachers’ experience of school: first-hand accounts 1943–1965' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK: Palgrave. [Details]
2016 '‘Injurious to the best interests of education’? Teaching and learning under the Intermediate Education System 1878-1922'
Brendan Walsh (2016) '‘Injurious to the best interests of education’? Teaching and learning under the Intermediate Education System 1878-1922' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK: Palgrave. [Details]
2014 'Fostering complicit femininity: Epoch, education and the young female body'
McSharry M.;Walsh B. (2014) 'Fostering complicit femininity: Epoch, education and the young female body' In: A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century. USA: Brill. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Knowing Their Place? Girls' Perceptions of School in Nineteenth-Century Ireland'
Brendan J. Walsh (2014) 'Knowing Their Place? Girls' Perceptions of School in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' In: Knowing Their Place? The Intellectual Life of Women in the Nineteenth-Century. Dublin: History Press, Ireland. [Details]
2013 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Corporate University'
Silvia Nikolaeva, Carmel Mulcahy, Ger Scanlon (2013) 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Corporate University' In: Towards Transformative Education: a multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Dublin: Dublin City University. [Details]
2012 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Nonsense of the Corporate University'
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) 'The Yakademy: Challenging the Nonsense of the Corporate University' In: Towards Transformative Education: a multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Sophia University / Dublin City University. [Details]
2012 'Degrees of Nonsense'
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) 'Degrees of Nonsense' In: Degrees of Nonsense: The Demise of the University in Ireland. Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing. [Details]
2011 'Education in Ireland since the sixteenth century'
Brendan Walsh (2011) 'Education in Ireland since the sixteenth century' In: Education Studies in Ireland: Key Disciplines. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2009 'Radicalising the Classroom: Pearse and the Pedagogy of Progressivism'
Brendan Walsh (2009) 'Radicalising the Classroom: Pearse and the Pedagogy of Progressivism' In: The Life and After-Life of P.H.Pearse. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Essays in the History of Irish Education.
Brendan Walsh (2016) Essays in the History of Irish Education. United Kingdom: Palgrave. [Details]
2014 Knowing Their Place? the intellectual life of women in nineteenth-century Ireland.
Brendan J. Walsh (2014) Knowing Their Place? the intellectual life of women in nineteenth-century Ireland. : History Press. [Details]
2013 Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and Radical Education.
Brendan J. Walsh (2013) Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and Radical Education. : The History Press. [Details]
2012 Degrees of Nonsense: the demise of the university in Ireland.
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) Degrees of Nonsense: the demise of the university in Ireland. : Glasnevin Publications. [Details]
2011 Education Studies in Ireland: Key Disciplines.
Brendan J. Walsh (2011) Education Studies in Ireland: Key Disciplines. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. [Details]
2008 A Guide to Teaching Practice in Ireland.
Brendan J. Walsh (2008) A Guide to Teaching Practice in Ireland. : Gillmacmillan. [Details]
2007 The Pedagogy of Protest: The Educational Thought and Work of Patrick H. Pearse.
Brendan J. Walsh (2007) The Pedagogy of Protest: The Educational Thought and Work of Patrick H. Pearse. : Peter Lang. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 '‘I never heard the word methodology’: personal accounts of teacher training in Ireland 1943–1980'
Walsh B. (2016) '‘I never heard the word methodology’: personal accounts of teacher training in Ireland 1943–1980'. History of Education, :1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'New languages of possibility: Early experiments in education as dissent'
Walsh B.;Lalor J. (2015) 'New languages of possibility: Early experiments in education as dissent'. History of Education, 44 (5):595-617 [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Frankly and robustly national': Patrick Pearse, the Gaelic League and the campaign for Irish at the National University of Ireland. In Studies: An Irish Quaterly Review'
Brendan J. Walsh (2014) ''Frankly and robustly national': Patrick Pearse, the Gaelic League and the campaign for Irish at the National University of Ireland. In Studies: An Irish Quaterly Review'. 103 :135-146 [Details]
2012 ''Turning Knowledge into Money: Ireland's Universities and Free-Markeet Alchemy''
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) ''Turning Knowledge into Money: Ireland's Universities and Free-Markeet Alchemy''. STUDIES, vol.101 [Details]
2007 'Asking the Right Questions: Teacher Education in the Republic of Ireland'
Brendan J. Walsh (2007) 'Asking the Right Questions: Teacher Education in the Republic of Ireland'. EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PERSPECTIVES, 33 :37-59 [Details]
2006 'The Challenge of Change: Secondary Schooling in Ireland 1922 - 1998'
Brendan J. Walsh (2006) 'The Challenge of Change: Secondary Schooling in Ireland 1922 - 1998'. HISTORY OF EDUCATION RESEARCHER, 78 :95-104 [Details]
2006 'Schoolmaster of All-Ireland: A Response to Dr. David Limond'
Brendan J. Walsh (2006) 'Schoolmaster of All-Ireland: A Response to Dr. David Limond'. HISTORY OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 35 :32-44 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 ''The poor nuns - blamed by everyone for everything''
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) ''The poor nuns - blamed by everyone for everything'' Position Papers, :22-27. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
American Educational Research Association Conference,
Maureen Killeavy, Brendan Walsh, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy. An Analysis of the Needs of Newly Qualified Teachers in Ireland. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, USA, [Details]
The Philosophy of Education,
Walsh, Brendan. The Value of Nothing: Reflections on the price of the modern university. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Philosophy of Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick [Details]
2006 Education Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin April 2006. ,
Walsh, Brendan, Dolan, Rose, Harford, Judith. (2006) The Rhetoric and Reality of Induction Policy in Ireland: An examination of the contradictions between educational policy and provision in Ireland pertaining to teacher induction. Education Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin April 2006. , Dublin April 2006 , 03-MAR-06 - 05-MAR-06 [Details]
2005 History of Education (UK) Annual Conference,
Walsh, Brendan (2005) The Challenge of Change: Secondary Schooling in Ireland 1922 - 1998. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], History of Education (UK) Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, December 2005 , 01-NOV-05 - 03-NOV-05 [Details]
2005 American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 2005,
Maureen Killeavy, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy, Brendan Walsh (2005) Teacher Unions as Political Actors: Intentions and Consequences: Democratic Partnership in Establishing a National Policy on Teacher Induction. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 2005, Montreal, Canada, April 2005 , 10-APR-05 - 14-APR-05 [Details]
2005 European Educational Research Association,
Walsh, Brendan., Dolan, Rose. (2005) Teaching the Teachers? An investigation into the perceived preparedness of Higher Diploma in Education students. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Educational Research Association, University College Dublin, , 09-SEP-05 - 11-SEP-05 [Details]
2004 The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, University College Cork, January 2004,
Walsh, Brendan. (2004) Contesting the Classroom: Schooling and Ideology in Ireland 1830-1930. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, University College Cork, January 2004, NUI Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04 [Details]
2004 The History of Education Society Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin November 2004,
Walsh, Brendan. (2004) Education and its Discontents: The Importance of Early Twentieth Century Radical Educational Thought. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], The History of Education Society Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin November 2004, Trinity College, Dublin , 03-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-05 [Details]
2004 Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, April 2004. ,
Walsh, Brendan. (2004) Patriots, Pedagogues and the Challenge of Change. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, April 2004. , , 04-APR-04 - 06-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference,
Maureen Killeavy, Judith Harford, Sheelagh Drudy, Brendan Walsh (2004) The Relevance of Theory and Practice to the Perceived Needs and Concerns of Newly Qualified Teachers in Irish Post-Primary Schools. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Sicily, , 11-OCT-04 - 14-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference,,
Walsh, Brendan, Judith Harford, Maureen Killeavy, Sheelagh Drudy. (2004) Lesson Planning – Action Research Based Models. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference,, Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, , 04-APR-04 - 05-APR-04 [Details]
2003 The History of Education Society Annual Conference,,
Walsh,Brendan. (2003) My Name in the Heart of a Child: Patrick Pearse and Irish Education. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], The History of Education Society Annual Conference,, University of Cambridge, December 2003 , 11-NOV-03 - 13-NOV-03 [Details]

Newspaper

  Year Publication
2012 Profit calls shots at university.
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) Profit calls shots at university. Newspaper [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
2012 The History Show, RTE 1.
Brendan J. Walsh (2012) The History Show, RTE 1. Radio Presentation [Details]
2011 Irish Education - interview on the key disciplines in Irish educational studies.
Brendan J. Walsh (2011) Irish Education - interview on the key disciplines in Irish educational studies. Radio Presentation [Details]
2007 Morning Ireland, radio programme.
Brendan J. Walsh (2007) Morning Ireland, radio programme. Radio Presentation [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination
President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination
2016 President's Award for Teaching and Learning nomination DCU

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians 0 /
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 0 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
DCU Faculty of Teaching and Learning School of Education Representative 2016 / 2016
Central Negotiating Committee (CNC) Education Studies staff representative / Ongoing
Academic Council member 2007 / 2008

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Head of School, Lecturer /
Rockbrook Park School, Dublin Teacher /
University College Dublin Researcher, Tutor, Placement Supervisor /
Newbridge College, Kildare Teacher /
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Lecturer /

Reviews

  Journal Role
History Of Education Researcher

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1989 University College Dublin B.A.
2005 University College Dublin Ph.D.
1995 University College Dublin Master of Education
1992 St. Nichola's Montessori College Graduate Diploma
1990 University College Dublin H.Dip.in Ed
2015 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom PhD History

Enterprise Engagement

  Area Client Description
Educational Policy
Peer Reviewer for Manchester University Press (2007)

Teaching Interests

History of Education
Education policy
Neoliberalism and Higher Education

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 Concepts & Contexts in Education and Training (History of Education) ES134Concepts & Contexts in Education and Training
2016 Policy and Structures in Education and Training (BET2) ES218Policy, Philosophy,
2016 Irish Education:History,Structure&Development ES215Irish Education:History,Structure&Development
2016 History of Education in Ireland ES419History of Education in Ireland
2016 History of Education in Ireland ES519History of Education in Ireland
2016 Teaching Strategies and Professional Preparation ES330classroom managment, learnng for mastery, professionial preparation for teaching
2016 Policy and Structures in Education and Training (BET2) ES202Education
2016 Concepts & Contexts in Education and Training (History of Education) ES101History of Education