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Stella Long

Stella taught in primary schools as a classroom teacher and as a Learning Support/Resource teacher before joining the special education team in Mary Immaculate College in 2003. She undertook her B. Ed and her M. Ed (SEN) degrees in MIC and completed her studies with a PhD in Trinity College, Dublin. Her research focused on special education teacher learning in mathematics.

Stella’s research interests and teaching include the teaching of mathematics to pupils with SEN, exceptionally able learners, dyspraxia, co-teaching, special education teacher education and inclusive education. Stella has undertaken research on special education in Lesotho and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic.

Stella is Acting Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education for the Autumn Semester of 2017/18.

Contact Number: 061 204580 Email: stella.long@mic.ul.ie

Office: N105 – Gerard House

Research Resume – Stella Long, January 2014

Publications

O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Khathleli, M., Long, S., Ntaote, G., Nyakudya, F., & Maketela, N. (2014). Accessing and participating in education in Lesotho: children in the early years with special needs. In I. Twum-Danso & N. Afua Ansell (Eds.), Children's lives in an era of children's rights: the progress of the convention on the rights of the child in Africa (pp. 157-172). Oxon: Routledge.
  
O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Khatleli, M., Long, S., Ntaote, G., Nyakudya, F., & Maketela, N. (2013). Identification of disabilities in young children in Lesotho: the role of the early childhood sector. In J. O'Riordan, D. Horgan & S. Martin (Eds.), Early childhoods in the global south: local and international contexts (pp. 145-161). Oxford: Peter Lang.
   
O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Long, S., & Campbell, M. (2012). Towards a holistic understanding of special educational needs. In R. Griffin (Ed.), Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer perspectives (pp. 129-146). Oxford: Symposium Books Ltd.

CGDE. (2011). Identification, assessment and inclusion for learners with special educational needs: Towards a national system for Lesotho – Final Report. Limerick: CGDE, MIC (Role: contributing author).

Long, S. (2011). Effective mathematics instruction for children with Down syndrome. In U. Doherty, M. Egan, P. Daly, M. Coady, M. Holland, D. Kelleher, S. Long, E. McCarthy & S. O'Sullivan (Eds.), STRANDS – Strategies for teachers to respond actively to the needs of children with Down syndrome. Limerick: CDU.

Long, S. (2005). The collaborative role of the resource teacher in Irish primary schools. LEARN Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, 27: 116-122

Conference Presentations

Long, S. (2013) Teaching Mathematics to Pupils with Special Educational Needs: Investigating the impact of Continuing Professional Development and other factors, European Conference on Educational Research 2013, Balcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 09-13.

Long, S. (2013) Teaching Mathematics to Pupils with Special Educational Needs: What’s happening in schools? Approaches to Inclusive Research in Education: Opportunities and Challenges Inter-University Symposium, Inclusion in Education and Society Research Group, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, June 6.

Long, S. (2013) Special Education in Lesotho: Challenges and Constraints, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 27-May 1.

Long, S. & Kieran, P. (2013) Watching You Watching Me: Evaluating Peer Observation of Teaching, Educational Studies Association of Ireland 38th Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Limerick, March 21-23.
 
Long, S. & Kieran, P. (2013) Watching Me Watching You: Lessons Learned through Peer Observation of Teaching, Conversations in the Consortium, MIC, March 11.
 
Long, S. (2012) Co-Teaching, Presentation to Principal and Staff of Gaelscoil Sáirseal, Luimnigh, September 26.

Long, S. (2012) Co-Teaching, Presentation to Principal and Staff of Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ, Limerick, September 20.
   
Long, S. (2012) Developing a National System for Inclusion for Students with Special Educational Needs in Lesotho, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 13-17.
 
Long, S. (2012) A National System for Special Educational Needs in Lesotho: Findings of an International Research Project, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, April 11-14.

 Urwick, J., O’Riorday, J. and Long, S. (2011) Identification, Assessment and Inclusion for Learners with Special Educational Needs: Towards a National System for Lesotho, CGDE/LCE Stakeholders Workshop, Lehakoe Club, Maseru, Lesotho, December 12 & 13.

Long, S. (2011) Exceptionally Able Pupils: Effective Teaching Approaches for the Primary Classroom, Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, September 9 & 10.
   
Long, S. and O’Riordan, J., (2011) A National System for Special Education in Lesotho, Sárthaispeantas Taighde, MIC., August 30.
 
 Kieran, P., Long, S. and Hinchon, C., (2011) International Teacher Educator Exchange Partnerships: Raising Educational Standards through TEEP, Sárthaispeantas Taighde, MIC., August 30.
  
Long, S., Karanja, R. and O’Riordan, J. (2011) A National System for Special Education in Lesotho: A Collaborative Approach, Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference, CICE, Dublin, April 14-16.
 
Long, S., Hinchon, C. and Kieran, P. (2011) International Teacher Educator Exchange Partnerships: Raising Educational Standards through TEEP, Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference, CICE, Dublin, April 14-16.

O’Riordan, J. and Long, S. (2011) Children with Special Educational Needs: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Educational Needs in Lesotho, Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts: An International Conference, UCC, April 7.

Long, S. (2011) Raising Achievement in Mathematics: A Focus on Pupils with Learning Difficulties, Irish Learning Support Association Spring Seminar, Limerick, March 4.

Long, S. and O’Riordan, J. (2011) Report Findings: Assessment and Inclusion for Learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN): Towards a National System for Lesotho, CGDE Symposium, MIC, January 21. 
 
Long, S., Hinchon, C., Kaije, D., Kieran, P., Kyambadde, R., and Phela, N. (2011) Teacher Educator Exchange Partnership: Uganda, Ireland, Lesotho, CGDE Symposium, MIC, January 21.
 
Long, S. and O’Riordan, J. (2010) Identification, Assessment and Inclusion for Learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN): Towards a National System for Lesotho, CGDE Lunch-time Seminar Series, MIC, October 7.
 
Long, S. and Phela, N. (2010) Teacher Educator Exchange Programme (TEEP) - Peer Assisted Reflection - The Lesotho Experience, CGDE Lunch-time Seminar Series, MIC, October 21.
 
Long, S. (2009) Teaching mathematics to students with Mild General Learning Disabilities: An Irish Perspective, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Seattle, April 1- 4.

Long, S. (2008) Effective Mathematics Instruction for Pupils with Special Educational Needs, Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, September 12-13.

Long, S. (2007) Including Pupils who are Exceptionally Able in the Primary School Classroom, Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, September 21-22.

Long, S. (2005) Collaboration and Communication: Making the Connection in Special Education, Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, September 16-17.

Long, S. (2004) The Collaborative Role of the Resource Teacher, Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, September 17-18. 
  

Research Projects

An Evaluation of Educational Provision for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of Ireland (2014 – ongoing), NCSE funded research project.
Role:  Member of research team
  
PhD (by research) School of Education, Trinity College Dublin.
Role: PhD candidate (2011-2016 expected) under the supervision of Dr. Michael Shevlin, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin.

(CGDE 2010) Teacher Educator Exchange Programme
Role: I engaged in a Teacher Educator exchange with a lecturer in special education in the Lesotho College of Education, Maseru, Lesotho.
 
(CGDE 2009-2011) Identification, Assessment and Inclusion for Learners with special Educational Needs: Towards a national system for Lesotho. CGDE Research Project
Role: Joint team leader
 
DES (2006) Evaluation of Educational Provision for Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dublin: The Stationery Office.
Role: Research assistant

 
Research Supervision

Experience in the supervision of:
• M. Ed (SEN) theses
• M.A (by research)
• Applied Research Projects
 

 

 

 

 

 

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