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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Páiríc Clerkin, the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN). In this part of the interview our conversation covers topics such as:

  • What the IPPN does
  • How he finds the role of CEO of the IPPN
  • What teachers should think about before applying for roles as principal or deputy principal
  • How will job of principal be different in ten years’ time to what it is today
  • What inspires him
  • What he likes to read/listen to
  • Changes he’d make in the IPPN
  • The five minute bench break
  • How his own education influences his work as an educator
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I look ahead to the 2018 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network with the Chief Executive Officer of the Network, Páiric Clerkin. Among the topics we discuss are:

  • Priorities for principals at this time
  • School funding
  • Droichead
  • What to expect at the IPPN Conference
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's progrmame I bring you new material from three guests who previously appeared on the programme. Below I list the guests and put links to the programmes on which they featured:

Jackie Marsh

Annette Honan

Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald on Public Speaking 1 and Public Speaking 2

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Professor Susan Moore Johnson from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Among the topics we discussed this week were the Public Education Leadership Project, a collaboration between Harvard's Graduate School of Education and Business School.

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On this week's programme my guest is Dr. Rob Evans who was a keynote speaker at the 2015 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network.

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For this interview I met up with Professor Eric Hanushek from Stanford University and spoke to him about important issues in education - such as class size, international test results, and teacher pay - from an economics perspective. The interview took place at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

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On this week's programme, I speak to Professor Brian Mac Craith, President of Dublin City University, about the Séamus Heaney Lecture he gave in St. Patrick's College, titled Envisioning the Future of Education, and about his work as a university president today.

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On this week's programme Mark Candon, who is currently on study leave from his position as principal of St. Laurence O'Toole's CBS in Dublin, discusses the targets he set himself on appointment to the position and the successes he has had and the challenges he has faced along the way. Mark is currently studying for a doctorate at Trinity College Dublin where he is studying the school.

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On this week's programme Professor Jim Spillane, from Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy in the United States, who is a graduate of St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra talks to me about organisational routines, Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life, and about how educational research could be improved in Ireland to have a greater influence on policy. Jim is the principal investigator on the Distributed Leadership research project.

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In this programme I interviewed three keynote speakers at the 2012 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN). My guests were Gerry Murphy, President of the IPPN, Professor Michael Fullan of OISE at the University of Toronto, and film producer and education thinker, Lord David Puttnam.

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