Cecelia Gavigan (sí/í)

Cecelia Gavigan (sí/í)

Primary school teacher with 13 years experience, MSc in Equality Studies and member of INTO LGBT+ Teachers' Group for 10 years.

28 May 2022, 12:00 PM

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Primary Education in 2022

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About this Speaker

Cecelia Gavigan is a primary school teacher with 13 years experience teaching in a vibrant and diverse DEIS 1 school in Balbriggan in North County Dublin. She completed a Masters in Equality Studies in UCD in 2013 and since then has been an advocate for equality/equity in the primary school system.

She has contributed to many advisory committees and resource development initiatives including:

  • Stand Up in the Workplace advisory group
  • All Together Now advisory group
  • Strengthening Practice in Intercultural Education in Primary Schools advisory group
  • Trócaire development education advisory group
  • Different Families Same Love teaching resource
  • LGBT+ Inclusive Staffroom guidelines poster
  • Qatar 2022: Fair or Foul (teaching resource exploring human rights in the context of sporting mega-events)
  • Amnesty's Friendship Week materials (Theme: Refugees and Asylum Seekers)
  • Show Racism the Red Card lesson resource (advisor)
  • Unveiling Our Past: The Struggle for LGBT+ Rights in Ireland teaching resource

She also co-authored a book chapter with Rom Olusa entitled 'Representations of Africa: Irish NGOs, Media, and Educational Resources' in the book 'Challenging Perceptions of Africa in Schools: Critical Approaches to Global Justice Education' (2020) edited By Barbara O’Toole, Ebun Joseph and David Nyaluke.

She is an active member of the INTO LGBT+ Teachers' Group and currently serves as Policy and Public Relations Officer.

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