Education Study Group

Buruburu primary school in Kenya

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 



Dr. Gerard McCann


Barbara Scettri