Thursday 10 March 2016, 8 pm
This talk looks at the educational work of Patrick Pearse. In particular, it looks at the educational philosophy and practices that informed his work at St. Enda’s school in Rathfarnham, Dublin and argues that the school was based upon an understanding of schooling as a form of cultural resistance. Dr. Walsh’s lecture will address the place of the Irish language, child-centered education, nationalism and Pearse’s educational legacy.
Dr. Walsh lectures in the History of Education at Dublin City University. His recent books include: Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and Radical Education and Knowing Their Place? The Intellectual Life of Women in Nineteenth Century Ireland. His Essays in the History of Irish Education will be published in 2016. His current research includes the relationship between Irish schools, the revolutionary generation 1916-1922 and the Great War. He is currently writing a History of Secondary School Teaching in Ireland.