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Growing Up in Ireland Conference on: 'Children's Engagement in Education'. .Date: Wednesday 8th May 2013.Time: 8.50-13.00.Location: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.. .Mr Ruairi Quinn T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, will open this conference on 'Children's Engagement in Education' (please see attached programme). The conference will be addressed by Professor Pamela Sammons, the distinguished educational researcher from Oxford University; by researchers from the ESRI and by Dr Sarah Fitzpatrick, Deputy CEO of the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment...Pictured at the Growing Up in Ireland Conference on:'Children's.Engagement in Education'..Professor Emer Smyth, Head of Social Research Division, Economic and Social Research.Institute, Dublin. .Mr. Ruairí Quinn T.D., Minister for Education and Skills. .Professor Frances Ruane, Director, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin..Professor James Williams, Principal Investigator Growing Up in Ireland, Economic and.Social Research Institute.. .The conference aims to highlight the insights of the Growing Up in Ireland study for educational policy in Ireland. The conference uses data from the Growing Up in Ireland child cohort study to explore three main themes:. .1. Gender: whether boys and girls have different experiences in primary school.. .2. Special Educational Needs: whether children with special educational needs differ from their peers in their degree of engagement with school.. .3. Social Background and School Social Mix: whether the concentration of disadvantaged children in particular schools affects children's educational experiences and outcomes.. .Please find below short embargoed summaries of the four main presentations to be given at the conference.. .Presentation slides will be available to download from www.growingup.ie on the day of the event (May 8th). Members of the Media are invited to attend the Conference.. .Keynote Speaker:
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