The first plenary speaker for the Language and Education Policy in Ireland conference is Dr Máire Mhic Mhathúna of Technological University Dublin. Dr Mhic Mhathúna’s talk will focus on Language Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Education in Ireland.
*Please note the conference dinner is oversubscribed, we can no longer take bookings for the dinner.
Dr Máire Mhic Mhathúna is a researcher in early childhood education and second language learning in the early years. A doctoral graduate of the School of Education, Trinity College, she has worked as Head of Department of Social Sciences and as a lecturer in early childhood education in Technological University Dublin and prior to that as a primary teacher and an early years educator in naíonraí/Irish-medium early years setting. She is chair of the Qualifications Advisory Board for degree level training in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the Early Childhood and Primary Board of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and of the Working Group on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the Department of Education. She has published widely in Ireland and abroad on early childhood education and second language learning topics in Irish and English.
Máire’s talk will take place at 5pm on Thursday May 18th. It will be streamed live and be accessed at the following link: https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/j/92197221505
The second plenary speaker is Prof. Kate Menken.
Prof. Kate Menken is Professor of Linguistics at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in an Urban Society of the CUNY Graduate Center. She is Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Language Policy. Her research interests include language education policy, bilingual education, and educational policies and practices for bilingual students in the U.S. (especially New York City). Further information can be found on her website: http://katemenken.org and on her Google scholar page.
Kate’s talk will take place at 4pm on Friday May 19th. It will be streamed live and can be accessed at the following link: https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/j/99611169231
Call for papers has CLOSED
Full details of the conference can be viewed HERE.
Date: 18th & 19th May 2023
Venue: The Trinity Long Room Hub | Trinity College Dublin