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MIKE DOUSE is a former Head Teacher and Education Professor, he has worked in and advised on EU-supported education programmes, in over 60 developing countries, reflected upon in his recent book An Enjoyment of Education.


Mike was among those who established the World School Students Debating Championships and regularly judges school debates across the west of Ireland. He has published two collections of poetry, Old Ground and Gone to Ground, along with numerous articles and reviews and is particularly involved in the EVERY CHILD A POET campaign for Clare primary schools, recently producing a teachers’ guide and a short film aimed at encouraging the enjoyment and creation of poetry by children.

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