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Dr Margaret Egan

Dr Margaret Egan

M Ed (UL) & PhD (UCC)
Lecturer

Research interests

Margaret's  research interests are in Inclusion Policy and Practice; Language and Literacy for students with additional needs;  Social and Emotional Learning, for all students, including those with Autistic Spectrum Difference (ASD). Margaret is currently supervising a number of Masters and PhD students in these fields. Two of her doctoral students, in Educational Psychology (DEPsych), successfully defended their theses this summer and will graduate in October 2019.

    

Publications

O’Keeffe, Christina and Egan, Margaret, (2019). ‘Enhancing Social and Communication Skills for Pupils with ASD’.  INTOuch Teachers’ Magazine, March 2019 (N0. 185) ISSN 2009-6887.

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 Egan, Margaret, (2018). ‘Effective Teaching Strategies to Promote Successful Learning’. In, E. Ring, P. Daly, and E. Wall (eds.), Autism from the Inside Out: A Handbook for Parents, Early Childhood, Primary, Post-primary and Special School Settings. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Dervan, Maria and Egan Margaret, (2018). ‘I want to say so I can play’:  An Examination of a Pragmatic Language Intervention for Children with Specific Speech and Language Disorder. Reach Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland. Dublin IATSE.

Curtin, Louise and Egan Margaret, (2018).  Facilitators of Change: Irish Teachers’ Perspectives and Experiences of Including Students with Special Educational Needs in the Mainstream Infant Classroom.  Learn:  The Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association.  Dublin: ILSA.

Daly, P., Ring E., Egan, Margaret., et al.  (2015).  An Evaluation of Education Provision for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Republic of Ireland. Trim: National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Leahy, Patricia and Egan Margaret, (2015). An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Cognitive Self-Instruction on Challenging Behaviour as part of a Whole School Positive Behaviour Support System.  Learn:  The Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association.  Dublin: ILSA.

 Doherty, Ursula, and Egan, Margaret, (2012). Promoting Early Reading Skills in Children with Down Syndrome and General Learning Disabilities.  Reading Association of Ireland (RAI), Spring Newsletter.

 Egan, Margaret, (2012). The Learning Support/ Resource Teacher in the Primary School.  ILSA, Winter Newsletter .

 Egan, Margaret, (2012). The Learning Support Resource Teacher in the Post-Primary School:  ILSA, Spring Newsletter.

 Doherty, Ursula., Egan, Margaret, et. al., (2011). Strategies for Teachers to Respond Actively to the Needs of Children with Down Syndrome: STRANDS.  Limerick:  CDU MIC.

 Doherty, Ursula and Egan, Margaret, (2009). Report on Educational Provision for Pupils with Down Syndrome.  Limerick:  CDU MIC.

 

Conference Papers presented recently

Egan, Margaret, (2019). Language and Literacy for Pupils with Additional Needs:  Teacher Assessment for Intervention. Mapping the Inclusive Landscape ILSA Annual Conference 2019, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2019.

Egan, Margaret and O’Keeffe, Christina, (2019).  ‘Effective Teaching Strategies to Promote Successful Learning for Children with ASD’. Guest Speaker 2019 INTO Conference on Special Education.  March 9th Silver Springs Hotel, Cork.

Egan, Margaret, (2019).  ‘Assessing and Supporting Social and Emotional Needs for Students with Additional Needs:  An Evidence-based Approach’:  PDST Conference, Jan. 28th Killeshen Hotel, Portlaoise.

Keane, Lainey and Egan, Margaret, (2019).  Can verbal working memory and processing speed distinguish between children who have English as an additional language from children with developmental language disorder? PSI Conference, Nov. 8th.

Slattery, Carol, and Egan, Margaret, (2019). 'An exploration of the AFI model in an Irish Educational Psychological Context', Ed. Paychology Conference, Västra Varvsgatan 8 Conference Center, Malmö, Sweden.

Egan, Margaret, (2018). The Future of Inclusive Education Policy: Lessons from Ireland.  The Future of Education Conference.  28-30th June. Florence, Italy.

Egan, Margaret, (2018). Deconstructing Habitus:  An Essential Process in the Evolution of Education Policy.  Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2018 Values and Purpose in Education 5 – 7 April, University College Dublin.

Dervan, Maria and Egan Margaret, (2018). “Teach them to say so they can play”:  Researching Inclusively to inform Inclusive Practice for Children with Specific Speech and Language Disorder. “Thinking Inclusively, Acting Inclusively and Planning Inclusively. 30th Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education DCU St. Patrick’s Campus Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2018.

Egan, Margaret, Conway, Paul F., (2016). Teacher Agency in the Constructions of Ability/Disability.  BERA International Conference, Leeds University Sept 13-15.

Egan, Margaret, (2016). “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends”:  Ensuring access for all.  ILSA Annual Conference Surviving and Thriving in School.  Mount Wolsey Tullow, Co. Carlow Sept 23 and 24.

Egan, Margaret, (2016). Global and Local Flows between Geography and Education – how geographical factors influence perceptions and experiences of education.

Symposium Discussant: Leavy Contributor: Egan, O’Keefe, O’Beirne, Bailey, Conway. ESAI Annual Conference, Galway, Thursday 31st March.

Davey, Nicole and Egan Margaret, (2016). The Incredible Years Classroom Management Programme: An Exploration of Teachers’ and Educational Psychologists’ Experiences of Working collaboratively.  PSI Annual Conference Exploring the Psychology of Identity. Athlone Nov. 9-12

Egan, Margaret, (2015). “Pull-Out” – It’s the way it’s done, it’s a tradition, a culture:  The Social and Emotional Impact of how ‘Inclusion’ gets ‘done to’ our children.  ENSEC 5th International Conference.  Lisbon University, Portugal.  July 2015.

Egan, Margaret and Conway, Paul F., (2015).  The Geography of Opportunity and Special Educational Needs.  BERA Annual Conference, Queens University, Belfast. Sept. 2015.

Egan, Margaret, Conway, Paul F. and O’Keeffe Brendan, (2015).  The Geography of Opportunity.  Poster Presentation at Launch of Institute for Educational & Social Policy Studies [PRISEM] research morning at MIC on Monday June 8th.

Daly, Patricia., Ring Emer., Egan, Margaret., et al.  (2015).  An Evaluation of Education Provision for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Republic of Ireland. BERA Annual Conference, Queens University, Belfast. Sept. 2015.

Egan, Margaret, (2015). Evidence-based Instruction for Pupils Experiencing Difficulties in Early Literacy.  Rebuilding Special Education.  The INTO Consultative Conference on Special Education took place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Saturday 7th March 2015.

Egan, Margaret, (2015).  Assessment and Intervention in Early L:angauge and Literacy for Pupils with SEN.  Facing our Future: Considering New Models of ProvisionILSA Spring Conference The Park Hotel, Kilkenny.  March, 2015.

Egan, Margaret, (2015). Supporting Pupils with Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Changing Times:  Moving Forward Proactively. Moving Forward Together in Changing Times. ILSA Annual Conference 2015.  St. Patrick’s College,, Dublin City University.

Egan, Margaret, (2014).  Approaches to Assessment for Pupils with SEN.  40 Years Supporting Learning and Still Learning. ILSA Annual Conference.  St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.

Egan, Margaret, (2014).  The Intersectionality between special education placement and socio-economic status. Learning in a Changing World Conference Institute of Education, University of London.

Egan, Margaret, (2014).  Exclusionary Practices in Inclusive Education.  The 40th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Imagining and Innovating    Athlone, March 2014.

Egan, Margaret, (2013). The Pobal HP Index of Affluence and Deprivation:  a systematic approach to targeting resources towards greatest need.  MIC Research Showcase.  Sept. 2013.

Egan, Margaret, (2013). Assessment in Language and Literacy for Students with SEN. Teaching is Rocket Science. ILSA Annual Conference.  St. Patrick’s College, Dublin.  September 2013.

Egan, Margaret and Conway Paul F., (2013). Small Worlds/Big Policies.  The 39th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact'.   Limerick, March 2013.

Egan, Margaret, (2013). Finding Better Ways: Assessment for Learning in Language and Literacy for Pupils with Learning Difficulties.  ILSA Spring Conference:  Finding Better Ways.   Drogheda, March 2013.

Egan, Margaret and Conway Paul F., (2012). Constructions of Ability/Disability.  British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference.  Manchester University.  Sept. 2012.

Egan, Margaret and Conway, Paul F., (2012).  The General Allocation Model:  A Time of Transformation.  ESAI 37th Annual Conference, Cork, March 2012.

Egan, Margaret, (2011).  Assessment and Intervention in Language and Literacy for the Learning Support/Resource Teacher.  Irish Learning Support Association Spring Conference, Limerick, March 4th.

Egan, Margaret, (2011).  Whole School Evaluation:  A Focus on SEN and What is Required.  Principals’ Seminar.  Limerick Education Centre.  Feb. 22nd.

Egan, Margaret and Conway, Paul F., (2011). The General Allocation Model:  Resolving with Needs/Resource Match Dilemma?  ESAI  36th Annual Conference, CICE, Dublin.  April 14th – 16th.

Egan, Margaret, (2011). Inclusion Policy in Ireland:  An Analysis.  Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Conference, New Harbour, Maryland, USA.  April 25th – 28th.

Egan, Margaret, (2011). The General Allocation Model:  Mary Immaculate College, Sárthaispeántas Taighde. Limerick, Aug. 30th. 

Egan, Margaret, (2011).  Deconstructing Special Education, Constructing Inclusion:  Reconstructing Special Education?  British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference.  Institute of Education (IOE), London.  6-8th September.

Egan, Margaret, (2011). The Resource/Learning Support Teacher:  Getting Started;  A Focus on Language and Literacy and the IEP Process.  ILSA Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin.  September 9_10th.

 

Recent delivery of CPD for Teachers in Ireland

Egan, Margaret, (2019) Assessment in Language and Literacy in the Primary School. ILSA  Annual Conference 2019. Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, CO. Carlow, 27th and 28th September 2019

Egan, Margaret, (2018) What Milestone/Progression Step: Assessment-based Intervention in Early Language and Literacy for Pupils with SEN.  Changing Times Challenging Times. ILSA Spring Conference 2018.  Limerick on March 9th 2018.

Egan Margaret, (2018). Effective Teaching Strategies for Successful Learning for Pupils with SEN in Primary School:  Unwrapping the Potential of All.  “New Model” Unwrapping the Potential of ALL.  ILSA  Annual Conference 2017. Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, CO. Carlow, 22nd and 23rd September 2017

Egan, Margaret, (2017). To Independence through Learning to Read: Assessment and Intervention in Language and Literacy. Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) Spring Conference. Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. March, 24th 2017.

Egan, Margaret, (2016). “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends”:  Ensuring access for all.  ILSA Annual Conference Surviving and Thriving in School.  Mount Wolsey Tullow, Co. Carlow Sept 23 and 24.

Egan, Margaret, (2015).  Assessment in Language and Literacy.  CPD for Teachers.  Laois Education Centre. March 2015.

Egan, Margaret, (2015). Social Skills:  Assessment and Intervention.  CPD for Teachers.  Laois Education Centre.  May 2015

Egan, Margaret, (2014).  Cracking the Code:  Strategies to Develop Word Recognition.  CPD Seminar for Teachers. Laois Education Centre.   Portlaoise. May 2013

Egan, Margaret, (2013).  Assessment in Language and Literacy for Students with SEN.   CPD Seminar for Teachers.  Laois Education Centre.  Portlaoise. Nov. 2012.