Mr. Keith Young

Mr. Keith Young
Lecturer in Education
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Keith Young

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Contact Details

Lecturer in Education
School of Education
Room CM-045
Main Building
University of Limerick
T: +353 61 202806
E: keith.young@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Keith Young is a graduate of the B.Tech (Ed.) in Materials and Engineering Technology (UL) and is currently completing his Ph.D research under the supervision of Prof. Patricia Mannix-McNamara and Dr. Barry Coughlan.

His researched is focused on developing post-primary school teachers capacity to work with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in mainstream classrooms by attempting to identify and understand their professional needs in this area. 

He has spent five summer in the United States of America working at a summer camp for children diagnosed with ASD. The camp offers a traditional american summer camp experience to campers while also providing additional supports to help in the development of their social interaction skills and with other challenges associated with autism.

 

Research Interests

Initial Teacher Education
Continued Professional Development
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Special Education Needs
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Post-primary school teachers' knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders'
Young, K., Mannix McNamara, P. and Coughlan, B. (2017) 'Post-primary school teachers' knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 :399-422 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Authentic inclusion-utopian thinking? - Irish post-primary teachers' perspectives of inclusive education'
Young, K., Mannix McNamara, P. and Coughlan, B. (2017) 'Authentic inclusion-utopian thinking? - Irish post-primary teachers' perspectives of inclusive education'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 68 :1-11 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 European Conference on Educational Research: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
Young, K., Mannix McNamara, P. and Coughlan, B. (2016) An Exploration Of Irish Post-Primary School Teachers’ Misconceptions Of Autism Spectrum Disorders – Preliminary Findings and Analysis European Conference on Educational Research: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers Dublin UCD, [Details]
2015 Education Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2015
Young, K. (2015) Teacher knowledge, understanding and confidence in working with students diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome Education Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2015 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education.
Kenny, N., Young, K., and Guilfoyle, L. (2015) A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
2014 Evaluation of the Impact of the Post-Primary Substance Use Education Support Project Let’s Learn About Drugs Together.
Mannix McNamara, P., Young, K., Kenny, N. and Moynihan, S. (2014) Evaluation of the Impact of the Post-Primary Substance Use Education Support Project Let’s Learn About Drugs Together. University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Jason Hackett Award University of Limerick Clubs & Societies

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 University of Limerick BTech Materials and Engineering Technology (Education)