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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Professor Deborah Loewenberg Ball, who is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and Director of Teaching Works talks about her research on teacher education. She also shares her impression of Irish education and tells us what the current hot topics are in U.S. education. She was in Ireland as a guest of the Marino Institute of Education and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. You can watch a podcast of her talks to Irish educators here.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I continue my discussion with Síle Ní Fhearáin, a recently retired post-primary school teacher. Síle uses a pastoral care perspective to reflect on matters related to school attendance, discipline and suspension as a sanction for misbehaviour. During the interview Síle refers to a report, Discipline in Schools, written by Dr. Maeve Martin in 1997. A more recent report on the topic is available here.

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