Inclusive Education/ Intercultural Education/ Development Education
Director of Master in Education Studies (Intercultural Education)
Lecturing: Language Studies, teaching English as an additional language, intercultural education, religious diversity and intercultural education, human rights education.
Research / Professional Interests
Intercultural education; anti-racism; development education; human rights education; religious diversity and intercultural education Teacher education
Teaching children with emotional and behavioural difficulties;
O'Toole, B. (2015). 1831 to 2014: an opportunity to get it right this time? Some thoughts on the current debate on patronage and religious education in Irish primary schools. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (1).pp. 89-102.
2012, Reading Association of Ireland (RAI) conference, with Rory Mc Daid, ‘Kicking off with English language skills’: an evaluation of a pilot programme to develop literacy skills through sport.
2011, DICE conference, ‘My language - Pride in the skin I’m in’ with Rory Mc Daid and Lorraine Connaughton.
2010, Paper published with Ryan, A., Quinn, F., Hagan, M. and Bracken, S., in Reflective Practice: Challenges for Teacher Education: 2009 Conference and Annual Reports (SCoTENS) ‘English as an Additional Language in undergraduate teacher education programmes north and south: A report on provision in two teacher education colleges’.
2009, ILSA conferences, ‘Reading Different Worlds: Literacy approaches with EAL learners’.
2009, Paper published with Bracken, S., Hagan, M., Quinn, F. and Ryan, A. in School Leadership Policy and Practice North and South: 2008 Conference and Annual Reports - (SCoTENS) ‘English as an Additional Language in undergraduate teacher education programmes in Ireland: A summary of the report on provision in two teacher education colleges’.
2008, Paper published in DICE e-book conference proceedings, Challenging Perspectives, Fiedler, M. & Perez Pinan, A. (eds) : Separating ‘development and intercultural education’ in initial teacher education.