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Dr. Stella Long

 

Stella is a Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education and a member of the Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education in MIC. Prior to joining the Faculty of Education in 2003, she taught as a classroom teacher and as a special education teacher in primary schools. Stella undertook her B. Ed and M. Ed (SEN) degrees in MIC and completed her studies with a PhD in Trinity College, Dublin under the supervision of Professor Michael Shevlin. Her PhD thesis Examining Special Education Teacher Learning in Mathematics focused on the factors influencing special education teachers’ acquisition of knowledge and skills for teaching mathematics to pupils with Special Educational Needs.

 

Contact Details

Email: stella.long@mic.ul.ie

Twitter: @StellaLong

Office: N105 – Gerard House

Telephone: 061 204580

 

Qualifications

B. Ed. (NUI)

Dip. Soc. Studies (UCC)

M.Ed (SEN) (UL)

PhD (TCD)

 

Teaching Commitments

Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.)

Professional Master of Education (PME)

Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (PGDSEN)

Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology(DECPsy)

Supervision of Final Year Dissertations (B. Ed.), M. Ed. and DECPsy theses

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Inclusion and special education

Mathematics for pupils with special educational needs/learning difficulties

Exceptionally able pupils/dual exceptionality

Co-teaching

Professional development for special education teachers

Inclusive and special education in global development contexts

 

Publications

Long, S. (2017) Examining special education teacher learning in mathematics, unpublished PhD thesis, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin.

Daly, P., Ring, E., Egan, M., Fitzgerald, J., Griffin, C. P., Long, S. et al.. (2016) An evaluation of education provision for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland: NCSE research report no. 21,. Trim: Co. Meath: NCSE. http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5_NCSE-Education-Provision-ASD-Students-No21.pdf

O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Khathleli, M., Long, S., Ntaote, G., Nyakudya, F. and Maketela, N. (2014) ‘Accessing and participating in education in Lesotho: children in the early years with special needs’, in Twum-Danso Imoh, A. and Ansell, N. eds., Children's lives in an era of children's rights: the progress of the convention on the rights of the child in Africa, Oxon: Routledge, 157-172.

O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Khatleli, M., Long, S., Ntaote, G., Nyakudya, F. and Maketela, N. (2013) ‘Identification of disabilities in young children in Lesotho: the role of the early childhood sector’, in J. O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D., and Martin, S., eds, Early childhoods in the global south: local and international contexts Oxford: Peter Lang, 145-161.

O'Riordan, J., Urwick, J., Long, S. and Campbell, M. (2012) ‘Towards a holistic understanding of special educational needs’, in Griffin, R. ed., Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa: closer perspectives, Oxford: Symposium Books Ltd, 129-146.

Centre for Global Development through Education. (2011) Identification, assessment and inclusion for learners with special educational needs: Towards a national system for Lesotho – Final Report, Limerick: CGDE, MIC (Contributing author).

Long, S. (2011). ‘Effective mathematics instruction for children with Down syndrome’, in Doherty, U., Egan, M., Daly, P., Coady, M., Holland, M. Kelleher, D., Long, S., et al., eds., STRANDS – Strategies for teachers to respond actively to the needs of children with Down syndrome. Limerick: Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College, 179-210.

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.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Long, S. (2018) ‘Professional development of special education teachers: An ecological perspective on special education teacher learning in mathematics’, presented at Association for Teacher Education in Europe Winter Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 15-16 February.

Long, S. (2017) ‘Teaching mathematics to students with Special Educational Needs: An Irish perspective on teacher learning’, presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Boston, USA. 18-22 April.

Long, S. (2017) ‘Continuing professional development in mathematics for special education teachers: bringing the pieces together’, presented at 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, 27 May.

Long, S. (2015). ‘Exploring special education teacher learning in mathematics - Investigating the impact of continuing professional development and other factors’, presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. 8-11 April.

Daly, P., Ring, E., Egan, M., Fitzgerald, J., Griffin, C., Long, S., . . . Wall, E. (2015) ‘An evaluation of education provision for students with autism spectrum disorder in the Republic of Ireland’,  presented at  British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 15-17 September.

Long, S. (2013) ‘Teaching mathematics to pupils with special educational needs: investigating the impact of continuing professional development and other factors’, presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Balcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, 09-13 September.

Long, S. (2013) ‘Teaching mathematics to pupils with Special Educational Needs: what’s happening in schools?’, presented at 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, 06 June.

Long, S. (2013) ‘Special education in Lesotho: challenges and constraints,’ presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 27- 01 May.

Long, S. and Kieran, P. (2013) ‘Watching you, watching me: evaluating peer observation of teaching’, presented at Educational Studies Association of Ireland 38th Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Limerick, 21-23 March.
 
Long, S. and Kieran, P. (2013) ‘Watching me, watching you: lessons learned through peer observation of teaching’, presented at Conversations in the Consortium, MIC, 11 March.
 
Long, S. (2012) ‘Developing a national system for inclusion for students with Special Educational Needs in Lesotho’, presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 13 -17 April.
 
Long, S. (2012) ‘A national system for Special Educational Needs in Lesotho: findings of an international research project,’ presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, 11 – 14 April.

 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’, presented at Centre for Global Development through Education/Lesotho College of Educati Stakeholders Workshop, Maseru, Lesotho, 12 – 13 December.

Long, S. (2011) ‘Exceptionally able pupils: effective teaching approaches for the primary classroom’, presented at the Irish Learning Support Association Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 09 – 10 September.
   
Long, S. and O’Riordan, J., (2011) ‘A national system for special education in Lesotho’, presented at Sárthaispeantas Taighde, Mary Immaculate College., Limerick, 30 August. 
 
 Kieran, P., Long, S. and Hinchon, C., (2011) ‘International teacher educator exchange partnerships: raising educational standards through TEEP,’ presented at Sárthaispeantas Taighde, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 30 August.
  
Long, S., Karanja, R. and O’Riordan, J. (2011) ‘A national system for special education in Lesotho: A collaborative approach’, presented at Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference, CICE, Dublin, 14-16 April.

Long, S., Hinchon, C. and Kieran, P. (2011) ‘International teacher educator exchange partnerships: raising educational standards through TEEP’, presented at Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference, CICE, Dublin, 14-16 April.

O’Riordan, J. and Long, S. (2011) ‘Children with special educational needs: a holistic approach to addressing educational needs in Lesotho’, presented at Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts: An International Conference, University College Cork, 07 April.

Long, S. (2011) ‘Raising achievement in mathematics: a focus on pupils with learning difficulties,’ presented at Irish Learning Support Association Spring Seminar, Limerick, 04 March.

Long, S. and O’Riordan, J. (2011) ‘Report findings: assessment and inclusion for learners with special educational needs: towards a national system for Lesotho’, presented at Centre for Global Development through Education Symposium, MIC, 21 January.
 
Long, S., Hinchon, C., Kaije, D., Kieran, P., Kyambadde, R., and Phela, N. (2011) ‘Teacher educator exchange partnership: Uganda, Ireland, Lesotho’, presented at Centre for Global Development through Education Symposium, MIC, 21 January.
 
Long, S. 2010. ‘Developing a national system of inclusion for children with special educational needs in Lesotho’, presented at Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Riga, Lativia, 10-14 July.

Long, S. and O’Riordan, J. (2010) ‘Identification, assessment and inclusion for learners with special educational needs: towards a national system for Lesotho’, presented Centre for Global Development through Education Lunch-time Seminar Series, MIC, 07 October.
 
Long, S. and Phela, N. (2010) ‘Teacher educator exchange programme: peer assisted reflection - the Lesotho experience’, presented at Centre for Global Development through Education Lunch-time Seminar Series, MIC, October 21.
 
Long, S. (2009) ‘Teaching mathematics to students with mild general learning disabilities: an Irish perspective’, presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Seattle, USA, 01-04 April.



 

 

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