Dr Fionnuala Waldron is Dean of Education and Chair of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education in St Patrick’s College.  Prior to joining the staff in St Patrick’s College Dr Waldron worked for several years as a primary teacher. She teaches on a range of programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and her areas of specialism include history education, human rights and citizenship education and teacher education. Her current research interests include teaching controversial history, the sociology of textbooks, human rights education and building capacity in teacher education across the continuum. Her publications include:  Waldron, F., Smith, J., Fitzpatrick, M. and Dooley, T. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, 2012). Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: The Liffey Press; Waldron, F., & Ruane, B. (Eds.) (2010). Human Rights education: Reflections on theory and practice. Dublin: Liffey; Waldron, F. & Pike, S. (2006) ‘What does it mean to be Irish?’ Children’s constructions of national identity.’ In Irish Educational Studies, Volume 25, Number 2; ‘Making the Irish: Citizenship and the Irish Primary Curriculum’ in C. Sugrue (ed.) Ideology and Curriculum: Irish Experiences, International Perspectives, Dublin: Liffey Press.

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