Last Friday (24/10/14), saw initial results from a major national research project surveying those choosing to enter the teaching profession. The Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland research project is being carried out by Dr Keane with colleagues Dr Manuela Heinz and Dr Conor Foley of the School of Education at NUI Galway. Funded by the Irish Research Council, and working with Niall O'Leary, the project has already shown some surprising trends in applicants and entrants to teacher training courses across Ireland. Traditionally the domain of women, the study has seen a sharp increase in the number of men entering teacher training. The age profile too has dropped considerably. For more information on the project see the Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) project.
- More and more men signing up to be a teacher - The Evening Herald, 27th October, 2014
- Diversity in Initial Teacher Education & in Teaching: featuring IRC Research Project Grant Awardee - Irish Research Council, 24th October, 2014
- Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM - Podcast, 15th October, 2014