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Initial teacher education in Ireland is a hot topic. In these pages recently, Prof Jim Gleeson made some pertinent points about reform efforts in h(...)

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What is the point of initial teacher education? Based on my experience as a teacher and teacher educator, I pose the question in light of the recen(...)

Long-awaited ‘fitness to teach’ hearings can’t be introduced until new legislation on garda vetting is in place, the Department of Education and Skills has said. Image: Thinkstock.

Long-awaited “fitness to teach” hearings can’t be introduced until new legislation on garda vetting is in place, the Department of Education and Skill(...)

Paul Knox with pupils at Castaheaney Educate Together, engaged in a project called Playworks, a semi-structured approach to organising yard time. Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachmeet Ireland has found a simple way to spread tips and tricks that can be easily integrated into the classroom. In a very informal meeting, na(...)

Kieran Christie: incoming ASTI general secretary

Recriminations continue within the ASTI over the rejected ballot for junior cycle reform. It’s not the finest hour for the 180-member central execu(...)

‘If communication with teachers and students is good, there’s less likely to be conflict with parents.’ Photograph: Getty Images

How can you help your children to reach their full potential in school? Dozens of studies make it clear what matters most in a child’s education is(...)

Teaching in the 21st century is not just about the imparting of knowledge. It is the challenging and complex task of teaching learners to form questions of their own

A response to Dr William Reville: Dr William Reville has expressed his concerns regarding modern teaching methods (Click here to read “Beware o(...)

Teachers may be required to 	demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers may be required to demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology (ICT) as part of their registration with the Teaching(...)

Stephen Corri (26): “Over the summer I’d say I’ve applied for maybe around 20 jobs. I’m lucky to even get an email to say, ‘sorry you haven’t been successful this time’.”

Job security remains the foremost concern for newly qualified secondary teachers returning to the classroom for subbing, temp work and maternity cover(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan tqueried  whether the ordinary level maths Paper 1 was too hard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The proportion of students failing higher level mathematics in the Leaving Certificate has risen for the third year running, raising questions abou(...)