UCD School of Education Professor Dympna Devine Delivers Response to Kenote Address at NUI Centenary Conference

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Professor Dympna Devine was the invited respondent to a Keynote address by Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, Oxford University at the recent NUI Centenary Conference hosted by NUI Galway on November 12th.  Issues covered included the significant role of the Universities in addressing some of the global challenges of the 21st century including political violence, inequality, climate change, globalisation and technological change.  In her response, Professor Devine focused on issues of inequality, providing a sociological critique of Irish education from the foundation of the state with respect to the marginal status of children, their rights and well-being in national policy formation.