Michael Shevlin
Professor, Education

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Richard Rose & Michael Shevlin, A sense of belonging: childrens' views of acceptance in "inclusive" mainstream schools. International Journal of Whole Schooling. 13, (1), 65 - 80 ISSN: 1710-2146 , International Journal of Whole Schooling , 13, (1), 2017, p65 - 80 Journal Article, 2017

Sheena Bell Christina Devecchi Conor Mc Guckin Michael Shevlin, Making the transition to post-secondary education: opportunities and challenges experienced by students with ASD in the Republic of Ireland, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 32, (1), 2017, p54 - 70 Journal Article, 2017

European Journal of Special Needs Education, 32, 1, (2017), 1-169p, Mary Ruth Coleman Michael Shevlin, [eds.] Journal, 2017

J. Banks, S. Mc Coy & M. Shevlin et al., Special Classes in Irish Schools-Phase 2: A Qualitative Study, Trim, Co. Meath, 2016, p1 - 110 Report, 2016

McConkey, R., Kelly, C., Craig, S, & Shevlin, M. , A decade of change in mainstream education for children with intellectual disabilities in the Republic of Ireland. , European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31, (1), 2016, p96 - 110 Journal Article, 2016

M. Twomey & M. Shevlin, Parenting, autism spectrum disorders and inner journeys., Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Historical Overview of developments in Special Education in Ireland in, editor(s)B. Walsh , Essays in the History of Irish Education, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, pp181 - 201, [Michael Shevlin] Book Chapter, 2016

Rose, R., Shevlin, M., Winter, E., and O'Raw, P, Project IRIS - Inclusive Research in Irish Schools: A longitudinal study of the experiences of and outcomes for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in Irish Schools. , Trim, Co. Meath, National Council for Special Education, 2015 Report, 2015

(Dis)ability and choice: The dilemmas of young people's transitions to further and higher education in Ireland. in, editor(s)P. Kelly & A. Kamp , A critical youth studies for the 21st Century, The Netherlands, Koninklijke Brill NV., 2014, [Scanlon, G., Shevlin, M., & Mc Guckin, C.] Book Chapter, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Richard Rose & Michael Shevlin, The development of case studies as a method within a longitudinal study of special educational needs provision in the Republic of Ireland. , Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. , 16, (2), 2014, p113 - 121 Journal Article, 2014

Fiona Smytha*, Michael Shevlina*, Tobias Buchnerb, Gottfried Biewerb, Paula Flynna, Camille Latimierc, Jan i kac, Mario Toboso-Martínd, Susana Rodríguez Díaze & Miguel A.V. Ferreiraf, Inclusive education in progress: policy evolution in four European countries, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 29, (4), 2014, p433 - 445 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Mc Coy, S., Shevlin, M. et al., Understanding Special Class Provision in Ireland, Trim, Co. Meath, National Council for Special Education, 2014, p1 - 152 Report, 2014

Mc Guckin, C., Lewis, C. A., Shevlin, M., & Prentice, G. R., Experiences of workplace bullying among 'non-traditional' students: Cause for concern for both business and education?, Psychology, Society, & Education, 5, (2), 2014, p103 - 124 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Shevlin, M., Winter, E., Flynn, P., Developing inclusive practice: teacher perceptions of opportunities and constraints in the Republic of Ireland, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17, (10), 2013, p1119 - 1133 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Trinity Education Papers,, 2, 2, (2013), Fiona Smyth, Michael Shevlin, [eds.] Journal, 2013

Kate Carr-Fanning, Conor Mc Guckin, & Michael Shevlin, Using student voice to escape the spider's web: A methodological approach to de-victimizing students with ADHD., Trinity Education Papers, 2, 2013, p85 - 112 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Mc Guckin, C., Shevlin, M. et al., Moving to Further and Higher Education: An Exploration of the Experiences of Students with Special Educational Needs, Trim, Co. Meath, National Council for Special Education, 2013, p1 - 139 Report, 2013

Doyle, A., Mc Guckin, C., & Shevlin, M. , 'So how was it for you? Students with disabilities transitioning to higher education: a mixed methods study., Trinity Education Papers (Special issue: Examining theory and practice in inclusive education), , 2, (2), 2013, p92 - 111 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

McCoy, Selina; Banks, Joanne; Shevlin, Michael, School matters: how context influences the identification of different types of special educational needs, Irish Educational Studies , 32, (2), 2012, p119 - 138 Journal Article, 2012

Clarke, M., Lodge, A. and Shevlin, M., Evaluating initial teacher education programmes: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland, Teaching and Teacher Education, 28, ((2012)), 2012, p141 - 153 Journal Article, 2012

Banks, Joanne; Shevlin, Michael; McCoy, Selina, Disproportionality in Special Education: Identifying Children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties in Irish Primary Schools, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 27, (2), 2012, p219 - 235 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

School leadership for special educational needs in, editor(s)Helen O' Sullivan & John West-Burnham , Leading and Managing Schools, London, Sage, 2011, pp126 - 140, [Shevlin, M. & Flynn, P.] Book Chapter, 2011

Griffin, S. & Shevlin, M., Responding to Special Educational Needs: An Irish perspective (2nd edition), Second, Dublin, Gill and MacMillan, 2011 Book, 2011

Rose, R., Shevlin, M., Winter, E. and O' Raw,P., Special and inclusive education in the Republic of Ireland: reviewing the literature from 2000 to 2009., European Journal of Special Needs Education, 25, (4), 2010, p357 - 371 Journal Article, 2010

Rose, R. and Shevlin, M., Count Me In:Ideas for Actively Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms., London, Jessica Kingsley, 2010 Book, 2010

Inclusion and Teacher Training in, editor(s)V. Timmons & P. Noonan Walsh , A Long Walk to School: Global Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Boston, Sense Publishers, 2010, pp137 - 150, [Shevlin, M. and Kearns, H.] Book Chapter, 2010

Valuing and learning from young people in, editor(s)R. Rose , Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive education, London, Routledge, 2010, pp103 - 121, [Shevlin, M.] Book Chapter, 2010

Hanafin, J., O' Donoghue, T., Flynn, M., and M. Shevlin, The primary school's invasion of the privacy of the child: unmasking the potential of some current practices, Educational Studies, 35, 2009, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2009

O' Brien, P., Shevlin, M., O' Keefe, M., Fitzgerald, S., Curtis, S. and M. Kenny, Opening up a whole new world for students with intellectual disability within a third level setting, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37, 2009, p285 - 292 Journal Article, 2009

Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. Loxley, A.,, A Time of Transition: Exploring special educational provision in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities, February, 2009, 105 Report, 2009

Special Educational Needs in, editor(s)Brendan Walsh Rose Dolan , A Guide to Teaching Practice in Ireland, Dublin, Gill and MacMillan, 2009, pp116 - 135, [Michael Shevlin] Book Chapter, 2009

Mc Phillips, T. & Shevlin, M., Evaluating the teaching and learning experience for the child with dyslexia in special and mainstream settings in Ireland., Support for Learning, 24, (2), 2009, p63 - 72 Journal Article, 2009

O' Brien, P., Shevlin, M., O' Keefe, M., Kenny, M., Fitzgerald, S., Edwards, S. & O' Shea, A. , Inclusive education: a tertiary experience and a transferable model?, Dublin, NIID, June, 2008, 97 Report, 2008

O' Brien, P., Shevlin, M., Kenny, M., O' Keefe, M. , Opening up a whole new world: Students with intellectual disability being included within a university setting., IASSID World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. and Loxley, A., A Time of Transition: Exploring special educational provision in the Republic of Ireland, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 8, (3), 2008, p162 - 173 Journal Article, 2008

Young people with disabilities: citizenship real or imaginary? in, editor(s)Gerry Jeffers and Una O' Connor , Education for Citizenship and Diversity in Irish Contexts, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2008, pp159 - 168, [Michael Shevlin] Book Chapter, 2008

O' Brien, P., Shevlin, M., O' Keefe, M., Kubiak, J., Fitzgerald, S., Kenny, M. & Espiner, D., Opening up a new world; students with intellectual disability being included within a university setting., Annual ASSID Conference (43rd), University of Melbourne, Australia., November 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Shevlin, M. and Rose, R, Pupils as partners in education decision making: responding to the legislation in England and Ireland, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 23, (4), 2008, p423 - 430 Journal Article, 2008

Shevlin, M. and Griffin, S., Responding to Special Educational Needs: an Irish Perspective, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2007 Book, 2007

Prospero Journal: A Journal of New Thinking in Philosophy for Education, 12, (2006), R. Rose and M. Shevlin, [eds.] Journal, 2006

Hanafin, J., Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. and Mc Neela, E., Including Young People with Disabilities: Assessment Challenges in Higher Education, Higher Education, 2006 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Henry, P. and Shevlin, M., Including a Child who is Selectively Mute in a Primary Classroom, REACH: Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 20, (1), 2006, p45 - 54 Journal Article, 2006

Kearns, H. and Shevlin, M., Initial teacher preparation for special educational needs: policy and practice in the North and South of Ireland, Teacher Development, 10, (1), 2006, p25 - 42 Journal Article, 2006

Listen, hear and learn: gaining perspectives from young people with special educational needs in, editor(s)L. Kaikkonen , Jotain Eristyista (Something Special), Jyvaskyla, Ammattikorkeakoulu, 2005, pp91 - 102, [Shevlin, M. and Rose, R.] Book Chapter, 2005

Kenny, M., Shevlin, M., Noonan Walsh, P. and Mc Neela, E., Accessing mainstream: examining the struggle for parents of children who have learning difficulties, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 5, (1), 2005, p11 - 19 Journal Article, 2005

Shevlin, M, Kenny, M. and Mc Neela, E., Access routes to Higher Education for Young People with Disabilities: A Question of Chance?, Irish Educational Studies, 23, (2), 2004, p37 - 53 Journal Article, 2004

Creating an Inclusive Curriculum in, editor(s)P. Noonan Walsh & H. Gash , Lives and Times: Practice, policy and people with disabilities, Dublin, Rathdown Press, 2004, pp56 - 65, [Carpenter, B. & Shevlin, M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Disability in, editor(s)A. Lodge & K. Lynch , Diversity at School, Dublin, The Equality Authority, 2004, pp77 - 91, [Shevlin, M. & Kenny, M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. & Mc Neela, E., Participation in higher education for students with disabilities: an Irish perspective, Disability & Society, 19, (1), 2004, p15 - 30 Journal Article, 2004

Kenny, M., Mc Neela, E., Noonan Walsh, P.N. & Shevlin, M., In the Morning-the Dark Opens: A study of the experiences of parents of children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools: why this choice was made, how it was achieved, and hopes for the future, Dublin, Centre for Disability Studies & The National Institute for the Study of Learning difficulties, 2004, 53 Report, 2004

Rose, R. & Shevlin, M., Encouraging Voices: listening to young people who have been marginalized, Support for Learning, 19, (4), 2004, p155 - 161 Journal Article, 2004

Shevlin, M., Preparing for contact between mainstream pupils and their counterparts who have severe and profound and multiple learning disabilities, British Journal of Special Education, 30, (2), 2003, p93 - 99 Journal Article, 2003

Shevlin, M., Noonan Walsh, P.W., Kenny, M. Mc Neela, E. and Molloy, R., Experiencing Mainstream Education: Exploring the Perspectives of Parents of Young People who have Down Syndrome, REACH: Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 17, (1), 2003, p3 - 11 Journal Article, 2003

Shevlin, M. and Rose, R., Encouraging Voices: respecting the insights of young people who have been marginalized, Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2003, 307pp Book, 2003

Recognising voices in, editor(s)Michael Shevlin & Richard Rose , Encouraging Voices: respecting the insights of young people who have been marginalized, Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2003, pp292 - 302, [Shevlin, M. & Rose, R.] Book Chapter, 2003

Providing opportunities by encouraging voices in, editor(s)Michael Shevlin & Richard Rose , Encouraging Voices: respecting the insights of young people who have been marginalized, Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2003, pp3 - 14, [Rose, R. & Shevlin, M.] Book Chapter, 2003

Shevlin, M. & Rose, R., Encouraging Voices: respecting the insights of young people who have been marginalized, Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2003, 307pp Book, 2003

Living and learning: the school experiences of some young people with disabilities in, editor(s)Michael Shevlin & Richard Rose , Encouraging Voices: respecting the insights of young people who have been marginalized, Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2003, pp138 - 158, [Kenny, M., Mc Neela, E., Shevlin, M.] Book Chapter, 2003

Shevlin, M., Including young people with disabilities in mainstream schools: exploring implications for support teaching, LEARN Journal of Irish Learning Support Association, 24, 2002, p58 - 65 Journal Article, 2002

Hanafin, J., Shevlin, M. & Flynn, M., Responding to student diversity: lessons from the margin, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 10, (3), 2002, p409 - 423 Journal Article, 2002

Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. & Mc Neela, E., Curriculum access for pupils with disabilities, Disability & Society, 17, (2), 2002, p159 - 169 Journal Article, 2002

Shevlin, M., Special Education in Ireland: At the Crossroads, Exceptionality Education Canada, 12, (2&3), 2002, p125 - 136 Journal Article, 2002

Shevlin, M., Kenny, M. & Mc Neela, E., Inclusion: fact or fiction?, REACH Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 15, (1), 2002, p54 - 62 Journal Article, 2002

Kenny, M. & Shevlin, M., Normality and Power: Desire and Reality for Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Schools, Irish Journal of Sociology, 10, (2), 2001, p105 - 119 Journal Article, 2001

Butler, S. & Shevlin, M., Creating an Inclusive School: the Influence of Teacher Attitudes, Irish Educational Studies, 20, 2001, p125 - 138 Journal Article, 2001

Shevlin, M., Establishing and maintaining contact between peers with and without severe or complex learning difficulties, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 1, (1), 2001 Journal Article, 2001

Caul, L., Mc Williams, S., Shevlin, M. & Leahy, F., Managing Violent Behaviour in the Secondary School: A European Perspective, Irish Educational Studies, 20, 2001, p84 - 96 Journal Article, 2001

Shevlin, M. and O'Moore, A. M., Fostering positive attitudes: reactions of mainstream pupils to contact with their counterparts who have severe/profound intellectual disabilities, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 15, (2), 2000, p206 - 217 Journal Article, 2000

Kenny, M., Mc Neela, E., Shevlin, M., and Daly, T., Hidden Voices: Young People with Disabilities Speak about their Second level Schooling, Cork, South West Regional Authority, 2000, 65pp Book, 2000

O'Moore, A.M and Shevlin, M., Critical issues for teacher training to counter bullying and victimisation in Ireland, Aggressive Behaviour, 26, 2000, p99 - 111 Journal Article, 2000

Shevlin, M. and O'Moore, A. M., Creating contact: facilitating interaction between mainstream pupils and their counterparts who have severe/profound intellectual disabilities, British Journal of Special Education, 27, (1), 2000, p29 - 34 Journal Article, 2000

Shevlin, M. and O'Moore, A. M., Linking Mainstream and Special: An Opportunity to Participate, International Journal of Special Education, 15, (1), 2000, p22 - 33 Journal Article, 2000

Shevlin, M. and O'Moore, A. M., Schools' link programmes : establishing common ground, Oideas, 47, ((Spring)), 2000, p93 - 101 Journal Article, 2000

Shevlin, M. and O'Moore, A. M., Link Programmes: Enabling Strangers To Meet, REACH : Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 12, 1999, p102 - 109 Journal Article, 1999

Shevlin, M., Special Education: Changing Perspectives, Learn, 21, 1999, p20 - 25 Journal Article, 1999

Getting Good News: Implementing Positive Discipline in, editor(s)L. Mc Caul & S. Mc Williams , Managing Violent Behaviour in Secondary Schools : A European Perspective, Brussels, European Commission, 1999, pp34 - 42, [Shevlin, M. & Leahy, F.] Book Chapter, 1999

Shevlin,M & O'Moore,A.M, Fostering Positive Attitudes towards Young People with severe disabilities, Irish Educational Studies, 18, 1999, p165 - 179 Journal Article, 1999

Shevlin, M. and Walsh, P.N., Breakthrough: Disability awareness for young people, Dublin, St. Michael's House Research, 1994 Book, 1994

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Richard Rose & Michael Shevlin, The development of case studies as a method within a longitudinal study of special educational needs provision in the Republic of Ireland. , Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 16, (2), 2014, p113 - 121 Journal Article, 2014

Kenny, M., Mc Neela, E., & Shevlin, M., Access to third level education for people with physical and sensory disabilities,and specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), Dublin, AHEAD, 2001 Report, 2001

Research Expertise

Description

RECENT RESEARCH: . Creating a safe school environment Comenius / European (1997-9) . Teacher attitudes towards integration of young people with disabilities 1998-9 . Hidden Voices: the school experiences of young people with disabilities 1999-2000. . Access and inclusion issues for students with disabilities in third level education (commissioned by AHEAD as part of European funded project) 2000-1 . Canada-European Community Co-operation Agreement 2001-2003 . UNESCO Participation Programme 2001-3 Support for the families of Children with Developmental Disabilities . In collaboration with the Centre for Special Needs Education (University College, Northampton) Encouraging Voices Project: Ensuring that the voice of the child, particularly those previously marginalized, becomes integral to the education process. CURRENT RESEARCH: . In collaboration with NUI Maynooth and University College Dublin Student teacher profiles and experiences of teacher education - becoming teachers: a comparative study of the profiles of five Higher Diploma in Education cohorts. 2001-6. . In collaboration with Stranmillis College, Belfast: Initial Teacher Education and the conceptualisation of Special Educational Needs. 2004-ongoing. . In collaboration with the Centre for Special Needs Education (University College, Northampton): Exploring Voices of Disabled People in Education.

Keywords

Special Needs Education

Recognition

Representations

Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (international publication).

Advisory Board of Sunfield Research Institute (Birmingham, UK)

Advisor to Sage Publications on new handbook-The Handbook of Special Education 2004-5

Advisor to Equality Authority on educational issues concerning young people with disabilities.

Advisor to Down Syndrome Ireland in research project on inclusion.

Advisor to Down Syndrome Ireland in research project on access to higher education for people with learning difficulties.

N.C.E.A. Extern Examiner (Special Education) St. Nicholas Montessori College, Dublin 2000-3.

The Centre for the Study of Developmental Disabilities: University College Dublin (Member of the Advisory Group and contributor to postgraduate course) 1998-2005.

The Open Training College (Member of Academic Council). 1999-2002

National Association for Adult Literacy Blanchardstown. Education Consultant. 2002-4

Special Olympics Ireland. Education Consultant. 2001-2003

An Post Disability Awareness. Education Consultant. 2002

The Drake Music Project: enabling disabled people to make music through technology (Trustee). 1998-2005

The Puffin House Trust: providing a breakaway scheme for people with learning difficulties (Trustee). 1999-2005

Board of Management of a special school. 1993-2000

Memberships

National Council for Special Education 2004 – 2008

North-South committee on special education in Initial Teacher Education 2004 – 2004

Appeals Committee-Exclusion of pupils from schools (Department of Education and Science) 2002 – Present

CEDR network to examine the impact of disadvantage in education 2002 – 2003

Arts & Disability sub committee of Arts Council 1996 – 1997

Special Education Review Committee 1991 – 1993