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Professor Michael Shevlin

Professor (Education)

  Special Needs Education
Details Date
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
Details Date From Date To
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
(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, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
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, PUBLISHED  URL
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, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
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, PUBLISHED
Trinity Education Papers,, 2, 2, (2013), Fiona Smyth, Michael Shevlin, [eds.], Notes: [Special Issue: Examining Theory & Practice in Inclusive Education], Journal, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED  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, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
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, PUBLISHED  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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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, PUBLISHED


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.