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Open and Distance Learning for Circus and Fairground Families (SIP027)
This project examined the use of ICT to provide a more comprehensive education to pupils from circus and fairground families.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Castleconnell National School, Co. Limerick
Project Aims
  • To develop an ICT skills training module for support teachers of circus and fairground children.
  • To integrate the use of ICT into the education support service of circus and fairground children.
  • To set up support structures and communications between Castleconnell National School and circus and fairground children.
  • To study the feasibility of Open and Distance Learning as a way of providing continuing education for circus and fairground children while they are on tour.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Determination of the feasibility of open and distance learning as a way of providing continuing educational support for circus and fairground children.
  • Demonstration of the capabilities of modern technology in open and distance learning.
  • Development of a coherent, structured and planned approach to the development of the ICT skills of circus and fairground children.
  • Establishment of a support mechanism for children who are uniquely educationally disadvantaged.
  • The use of ICT to monitor the development of the ICT skills of the participating teachers and students.
Participating Schools
Collinamuck NS, Co. Galway
Convent of Mercy National School, Co. Cork
Cootehall NS, Co. Roscommon
Cornanool NS, Co. Mayo
Dromclough NS, Co. Kerry
Gaelscoil Phortlairge, Co. Waterford
Gardenfield NS, Co. Galway
Maryboro NS, Co. Laois
Milford NS, Co. Limerick
Scoil Cholmcille, Co. Offaly
Scoil Mhuire, Co. Laois
St Angela's College, Cork
St George's NS, Co. Dublin
St Mary's Infants NS, Co. Cork
St Michael's BNS, Co. Longford
St Patrick's BNS, Co. Mayo
Togher National School, Co. Cork
Urbilleshanny NS, Monaghan
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