Something to think about Ruairi Quinn (Part 1)

After attending the BETT conference in the UK, I experienced Michael Gove for the first time.  For those of you who don’t know who he is, this is the education secretary in the UK who seems intent in driving everyone out of the teaching profession.  Last week he announced that headteachers could now fire teachers … Read moreSomething to think about Ruairi Quinn (Part 1)

Have we witnessed the death knell for primary education in Ireland?

The long awaited plan for Literacy and Numeracy was published by the Department of Education this week.  It was in reaction to Ireland’s slide in the latest PISA report, which saw Ireland drop down their league tables in both literacy and numeracy.  The newest Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, promised reform in our education system, … Read moreHave we witnessed the death knell for primary education in Ireland?

Thoughts on Ruairí Quinn's Plan for Literacy and Numeracy

Ruairí Quinn has figured out how we can improve literacy and numeracy standards in primary schools across the country.  Since the PISA reports damned our education system in late 2010, a number of solutions were offered to our Minister.  Many organisations suggested that we train up teachers and trainee-teachers in more modern teaching methodologies. Some … Read moreThoughts on Ruairí Quinn's Plan for Literacy and Numeracy

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