Finnish educational expert Pasi Sahlberg in an image from his website.

By making parental choice the cornerstone of its education system, Ireland is following a “lazy”, market-based strategy which is likely to produce gre(...)

A total of 61 parents complained to the Ombudsman last year about the SEC’s decision not to give their child exam support

The State Examinations Commission is to review its policy on the provision of supports for students with special needs after complaints this year from(...)

Sorting and dispatching:  Some of the estimated 360,000 Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate scripts being sent to over 4,500 examiners at the State Examinations Commission in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

For students, the ordeal is over. For examiners, the work is just beginning. Over 1.9 million individual test items, including written examination (...)

Higher Education Authority chief executive Tom Boland said Ireland cannot take its talent pool for granted. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of students enrolling for PhD and other doctoral programmes has dropped by 9 per cent in the past five years, new figures show, prompting c(...)

NUI Galway. The university has agreed to implement the recommendations of a  gender equality taskforce. File photograph: Patrick Henehan

NUI Galway (NUIG)’s governing authority has welcomed the recommendations published by a gender equality taskforce on Tuesday and has committed to impl(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who took a successful Equality Tribunal case against her employer, NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All senior management staff at NUI Galway should undergo “unconscious bias training” to counteract discrimination against women, a gender equality tas(...)

‘Unconscious bias training’ has been promoted as one way of addressing gender discrimination in the workplace. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Training for staff in “overcoming unconscious bias” is promoted by Athena Swan, a UK-based gender equality organisation, from which NUIG is now seeki(...)

In 2013, 52.1% of employers surveyed planned to utilise the JobBridge scheme. This was down to 46.1% in 2014 and, this year, it fell further to 36.4%. Photograph: Getty Images

The average pay for student internships is on the rise but employers are increasingly using such work experience as a replacement for traditional entr(...)

The survey of almost 1,200 academics was carried out for the report “Creating a Supportive Working Environment for Academics in Higher Education”. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)