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Seeking Primary School Teacher Participants for EU Funded Research Promoting Gender Equality in Primary School

Seeking Primary School Teacher Participants for EU Funded Research Promoting Gender Equality in Primary School           reply
14/11/2018 15:09 - Announcements (Locality: Kildare)
My name is Stephen Smith, a researcher currently working with a Maynooth-based research and training company called The Institute of Child Education & Psychology, Europe (ICEP Europe). I write today to seek your assistance in the recruitment of primary school teachers for European Commission Justice Programme funded Systematic Approaches For Equality of gendeR (SAFER) project, within which ICEP Europe is the Irish partner.

The SAFER project aims to:
Promote positive attitudes towards gender equality within school environments

Equip students with the skills required to form healthy, respectful relationships

Adopt a proactive and preventative approach to the issues of gender-based discrimination and violence across Europe through the use of innovative pedagogical strategies and the building of knowledge and awareness among teachers and students alike.

The objectives of SAFER align with those of the SPHE curriculum, as well as the guidelines for wellbeing within Irish primary schools. The project will incorporate social and emotional skills training, positive psychology and character education in an innovative suite of training materials designed to educate teachers and pupils on gender equality, and raise awareness around gender-based discrimination and violence.

As part of the research phase of the project, ICEP Europe is endeavouring to garner responses from 50 Irish primary school teachers to the online questionnaire attached:
which pertains to teacher´s attitudes towards gender equality and gender-based discrimination.

Given the timely and pertinent nature of the research at both a national & European level, we were hoping that any primary school teachers on this forum may be able to assist our research team in generating the requisite number of responses by completing this questionnaire, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Any assistance you could offer in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks for your time and consideration in reading this mail, and should you have any further queries regarding the SAFER project, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me at this address (

Wishing you a pleasant afternoon.

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