Immigration and schooling in the Republic of Ireland: making a difference?

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Reviews the book, Immigration and Schooling in the Republic of Ireland: Making a Difference? by Dympna Devine (2011). In this book Devine brings 10 years of extensive research on the Irish context of immigration and education. The author uses a range of empirical data, organized in eight chapters, to reveal the diversity of national and local responses to immigrant children in Ireland, as reflected in education policies and articulated by primary and secondary school Principals and teachers. The author also documents and sheds light on the main concerns and experiences of immigrant parents and children. The book contributes to an emerging body of research on immigration and education that addresses the politics of immigration. The book also offers a broad outlook into the reality of global migration and education in Ireland, looking at tensions within state policies, the ways in which principals and teachers make sense of the growing diversity within schools and what shapes their response to it, and the experiences of immigrant parents and students. This book touches upon a wide range of questions and concerns, and therefore is a valuable addition to the field, leaving the readers with many more questions waiting to be answered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Schools
  • Teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science


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