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    Towards a Better Future: A Review of the Irish School System

    Coolahan, John and Drudy, Sheelagh and Hogan, Pádraig and McGuiness, Seamus (2017) Towards a Better Future: A Review of the Irish School System. Irish Primary Principals Network and the National Association of Principals, Cork. ISBN 978-0-9555050-5-8

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    Irish schooling faces significant challenges into the future. Ireland’s is not a perfect system, no more than any other schooling system in the world. While perfection is not achievable, it is incumbent on every society to apply its best efforts to ensuring that the school system is as good as possible so that that this and future generations are assisted at achieving their potentials. The thirteen chapters of this Review paint a very creditable picture of how Irish schooling policy and provision has been evolving and of the manner in which this is being achieved. The various stakeholders and educational partners, in this small island state, have focussed constructively in establishing the present structure. Each of the categories reviewed indicates that Ireland’s educational system is on the cusp of major attempts at reform. Building on a range of accumulated achievements, it is poised for qualitative breakthroughs on a range of fronts. The thirteen chapters consist of the following: Introduction; Teaching and Learning; Early Childhood Education; Curriculum; Assessment: Primary and Junior Cycle; Transition from Second Level to Higher Education; Educational Leadership and Governance; The School System: Equality, Inclusion and Rights; The Changing Role of the Inspectorate; Initial Teacher Education and Induction; Professional Development; The Financing and Resourcing of Education at Primary and Post-Primary Levels: What Can We Learn from the OECD’s Education at a Glance?

    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: Review; Irish School System;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 10001
    Depositing User: Professor John Coolahan
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 11:21
    Publisher: Irish Primary Principals Network and the National Association of Principals
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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