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Desmond Swan

Emeritus Professor Dr Desmond Swan was Professor of Education at University College Dublin from 1975 to 1998. He has published, edited, or contributed to ten books (on education, psychology, reading, literary criticism, poetry and German language) in Ireland, the UK, Germany and Georgia. He has written numerous articles in Irish, British, Dutch, and EU Journals, and contributed to a dictionary of psychology and a dictionary of reading. He holds an award (from the International Reading Association, Delaware, USA) for pioneering research in psychology. While at UCD he “transformed” the Education Department (as Head), establishing five new postgraduate programmes in Education. He has carried out commissioned research for SADCC (the Southern African Development Cooperation Council), ISERP (The International School Effectiveness Research Project), the International Montessori Association, the Government of Ireland, the Educational Company of Ireland, The European Union, The Open University, etc. He has been Extern Examiner/Visiting Professor at fourteen universities in Ireland, Britain, Germany, the USA, and Zambia.

Desmond Swan
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The Best Is Possible

“A compact, well-written and well-researched book. I am sure it will be welcomed as a valuable contribution to the history of contemporary Morocco and the remarkable process of transition it is undergoing as we speak.”Prof. Karim Bejjit, University Abdelmalek Essadi, Tetouan, Morocco   “Mo...

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