Growing Up in Ireland Research Conference
Venue: Dublin Castle
Time: 9.15 to 16.30
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin are holding the Growing Up in Ireland Research Conference 2009 in Dublin on 7th December.
Growing Up in Ireland is the only nationally representative longitudinal study of children in Ireland. It follows the progress of almost 20,000 children – a cohort of 8,500 9-year-olds and a cohort of 11,000 9-month-olds. It will provide the basis for research and policy formation for many years to come.
The conference will be opened by Mr Barry Andrews T.D., the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Papers will be presented by members of the Growing Up in Ireland Study Team and the following international keynote speakers:
- Dr. Satya Brink, Director of National Learning Policy Research with Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
- Professor John Bynner, Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences in Education at the Institute of Education, London
- Professor Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Unit, the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital
The aims of this one-day conference are to:
- present research findings from the study
- examine the contribution of the study to our understanding of children and childhood in Ireland
- consider the study's research and policy potential and place it in an international context.
Early booking is encouraged. Bookings can only be made on the attached Registration Form.
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Conference queries should be directed to Ms Claire Delaney via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 01 8632053.
Growing Up in Ireland is a Government study. It is funded by the Department of Health and Children through the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Central Statistics Office.
The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is overseeing and managing the Study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.