Research and Publications


2020 Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A Teacher’s Guide to Professional Development, 2nd Edition By Caitriona McDonaghMary RocheBernie SullivanMáirín Glenn Published by Routledge



2017 Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation by Máirín Glenn, Mary Roche, Caitriona McDonagh, Bernie Sullivan published by Bloomsbury Publishing



2016 Introduction to Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers by Bernie Sullivan, Máirín Glenn, Mary Roche and Caitriona McDonagh published by Routledge






2015  Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks:  A guide for primary and early years students and teachers by Mary Roche published by Routledge.



2012 Learning Communities: Partnerships in Action

Presentation to Hibernia College School Partnership Conference (2012), Dublin. November 30th


2012 Enhancing Practice through Self-Study Action Research

A presentation to the International Professional Development Association (IPDA),Dublin, November 24, 2012

2012 Enhancing Practice through Professional Development: A teachers’ guide to classroom research by Caitriona McDonagh, Mary Roche, Bernie Sullivan, Mairin Glenn published by Routledge

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earj2011 Developing holistic practice through reflection, action and theorising, Educational Action Research, 19(4),489-502 Glenn, M. 




2011 Creating a Dialogical and Critical Classroom: Reflection and Action to
Improve Practice
, Educational Action Research, 19(3), 327–43 Roche, M.




2012  Practice-based Research Encompassing Professional Development Project

This research project,which was commissioned by the Teaching Council of Ireland is school-based, and grounded in teacher self-evaluation whereby teachers acknowledge the core values informing their practice and test how these values are lived out daily in their professional practice within their classroom work.

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2010  Communities of Learning and Professional Development

Presentation to Irish National Teachers Organisation INTO Education ConferenceNovember 19th -30th


2010 Experiencing educational research as extending and nourishing practice for personal professional development and inclusive educative practices
Presentation to ESAI Annual Conference, (Dundalk) March 25th-28th

2009 How Do I Improve my Teaching of Children with Dyslexia: A Living Theory of Learning to Teach for Social Justice, Germany: VDM Verlag by McDonagh, C.

2008 The role of practitioner-based action research in the ongoing professional development of teachers as we create a knowledge base for the teaching profession, Presentation to Eduactional Studies Associations of Ireland2008 Annual Conference (Galway) March 6th – 8th


2007 Towards a living theory of caring pedagogy: interrogating my practice to nurture a critical, emancipatory and just community of enquiry
Mary Roche’s PhD thesis (University of Limerick)


2006 A  Living Theory of a Practice of Social Justice: Realising the Right of Traveller Children to Educational Equality
Bernie Sullivan’s PhD thesis (University of Limerick)

2000 How can I improve my teaching of pupils with specific learning difficultiein the area of language

2000 How can I improve my practice so as to help my pupils to philosophise?
Mary Roche’s M.A. Thesis  (University of the West of England, Bristol)






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