Practitioner Workshop on the Transformative Power of Community Education for Lone Parents

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Following the launch of the latest CES research report “The Power of Community Education: Supporting lone parents to fulfil their potential in education, employment, and society’, CES is hosting an online Workshop for Practitioners at 10.30 am – 12pm on Thursday 9th May

The Aim

The aim of the Workshop is to share the research findings to inform practice and policy, particularly as it relates to community education as a powerful means to support lone parents to progress their education and achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their children.

Who is this event for?

The event is designed for people working with and/or with an interest in community education as a support for lone parents or other vulnerable groups.

This includes: 

  • Community Education providers
  • Practitioners/ Tutors
  • Academics
  • Other interested people

About the research

The research was funded by Beachaire Fund/ Community Foundation Ireland and conducted by CES. The methodology was participatory and qualitative, centring around 8 case studies, and was conducted over an eighteen-month period during 2022/ 2023.  

The research drew on the experience of 8 community organisations delivering programmes to lone parents across Ireland, involving over 135 lone parent learner participants and over 50 educators and managers from the 8 organisations.  

Findings, assets and resources

The research findings centre around 10 key messages and recommendations for policy makers.

The research assets including an Executive Summary, Thematic Report and 8 Case Studies will be circulated to all participants.

The research report and case studies can be found here

Some of the participants of the research tell their stories here:

Pamela's Story

Alana's Story

Inga's Story

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