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Dr Keith Young

Lecturer in Education (Research)

Contact

kyoung@hiberniacollege.net

01 661 0168

Block B, Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4


Education

BEd
PhD


Department

School of Education

Biography

Keith is a Lecturer in Education and a member of the Research Team in Hibernia College. His PhD research was focused on measuring post-primary teachers’ knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders and identifying the underlying factors which influence this and their overall attitudes towards inclusion. Keith’s research interests include teacher education, special educational needs, inclusive education and teacher self-efficacy but he is also interested in the areas of education for sustainable development and digital literacy. His interest in the areas of special educational needs and inclusive education stems from the multiple summers he has spent working Unites States at a summer camp for young people on the autism spectrum.

Keith has been involved in teacher education since 2011 in many capacities. Before joining Hibernia College Keith was a lecturer in the University of Limerick delivering modules in the areas of psychology of education, planning for learning and teacher professionalism. During this time he worked on a number of funded research projects producing reports for the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education & the Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum.

Keith earned his B.Tech. (Ed) in Materials and Engineering Technology from the University of Limerick and just recently completed his PhD there.

Research Interests

Publications

Journal Articles

Young, K., Mannix-McNamara, P. & Coughlan, B. (2017) ‘Authentic Inclusion-Utopian Thinking? – Irish Post-Primary Teachers’ Perspectives of Inclusive Education’, Teaching and Teacher Education, 68, 1-11.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.07.017

Young, K., Mannix-McNamara, P. & Coughlan, B. (2017) ‘Post-primary school teachers’ knowledge and understanding of Asperger’s syndrome’, Irish Educational Studies, 36(3), 399-422. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2017.1350594

Research Reports

Kenny, N., Young, K. & Guilfoyle, L. (2016) A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education. Dublin: National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Mannix-McNamara, P., Young, K., Kenny, N. & Moynihan, S. (2014) Evaluation of the Impact of the Post Primary Substance Use Education Support Programme ‘Let’s Learn About Drugs Together’. Limerick: Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum.

Conference Papers

Young, K., Mannix-McNamara, P. & Coughlan, B. (2016) ‘An Exploration of Irish Post-Primary Teachers’ Misconceptions of Autism Spectrum Disorders – Preliminary Findings and Analysis’, European Conference on Educational Research 2016 (ECER16), University College Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 August.

Young, K., Mannix-McNamara, P. & Coughlan, B. (2015) ‘Teacher knowledge, understanding and confidence in working with students diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome’, Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2015 (ESAI15), Maynooth University and Carton House, Ireland, 9-11 April.