Education Study Group
The Education Study Group brings together both academic and NGO interests to address education issues in the context of international development.
The group encourages collaborative projects between researchers in Ireland as well as on a Global North-South basis as well as developing a dialogue with practitioners.
Special seminars are arranged from time to time and the DSA Ireland Annual Conference includes sessions devoted to education research reports.
Currently, two upcoming seminars are being planned for April early May, one in Belfast on children and education in Sudan, and one in Cork with UCC Social Policy on Human Rights, conflict and education. Full details and event listing will be posted soon.
We are also pleased to note that in April 2019 the group will publish the DSAI edition of Policy and Practice, featuring 11 articles. Our thanks is extended to all who contributed to this issue.
This study group is co-charied by Gerard McCann and Barbara Scettri. If you have an idea you wish to share, or are interested in joining the Study Group, please email Gerard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gerard McCann
Dr Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary’s University College, Queen’s University Belfast. He is responsible for international programmes at the College, including Erasmus + and the SEDIM Programme (Kraków). He is the coordinator of a number of partnership initiatives with universities in Nairobi, Lusaka and Bethlehem. Formerly the chair of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast, he is currently chair of Africa House (Northern Ireland) and the DFID Global Learning Programme’s Research Committee (NI). He has written extensively on the European Union’s development policies and Development Education. Books include: co-edited, International Human Rights, Social Welfare and Global Development (Policy Press, 2017, forthcoming); Lustration (Pegasus, 2016); co-edited, From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015); Ireland’s Economic History: Crisis and Development in the North and South (Pluto, 2011); co-edited, Issues in Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa (Zam, 2011). He is on the editorial board of Policy and Practice.
Barbara Scettri is Senior Education Advisor with Plan International Ireland, with technical support, policy and advocacy and research functions.
She has a background in education and child protection and has over 15 years of working experience in humanitarian and development contexts including field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, DRC, South East-Asia and the Middle East with INGOs and UN Agencies.
Barbara started off her career as researcher in Italy and Syria where she worked respectively with migrants from Eastern Europe and Palestinian Refugees. She has a Master Degree in cultural anthropology/sociology and is a trained primary school teacher.