Sinéad de Buitléir
Sinéad de Buitléir, a post-primary teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, has had her research dissertation recognised in a collection of education papers published by Hibernia College to showcase key research works undertaken by graduates from its Post-Primary and Primary Education programmes.
Available in print and online through the College website, Sinéad’s research – undertaken during her master’s degree in Post-Primary teaching – investigated the ‘attitudes towards the teaching and learning of Irish at Post-Primary level’. Her findings revealed that the majority of teachers surveyed possessed a positive attitude towards the language, giving reasons such as the cultural importance of the language, its significance to Irish identity and their prior experience of learning the language.
Describing her research as ‘thought-provoking and important to the continued advancement of educational practice in Irish schools’, Dr Mary Kelly, Academic Dean at Hibernia College, said: “We are proud to showcase Sinéad’s work as part of a collection of key research issues that permeate Irish education today”.
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