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The teaching of foreign languages is to be introduced to primary schools from third class onwards on a pilot basis. The “language sampler module” wi(...)

John Conneely said that for  syllabus design to conform to international best practice it should contain considerable detail on areas such as the topics to be studied. File photograph: iStock

Second-level teachers have expressed concern at the level of guidance they have received about teaching aspects of a revised senior-cycle curriculum a(...)

Under proposed reforms, Leaving Cert Irish will comprise two specifications.

In a rare step several Irish language and education stakeholder groups have come together to jointly call for the postponement of a consultation proce(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘we have put in place all the precautions necessary and along with the dedication of the principals and teachers at a local school leve.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents can be assured that schools are taking all necessary precautions to ensure children will return to “safe and welcoming” classrooms from next w(...)

‘It could mean giving students more options in the exam and not making every aspect of the exam compulsory.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Education authorities are being urged to give next year’s Leaving Cert students a greater choice of questions in the exams to help make up for lost te(...)

Teachers’ unions have a written guarantee from the Department of Education  that teachers are providing predicted grades on a one-off basis only because of the current pandemic.

“Teachers will predict the grades of their own students and there will be no Leaving Cert exam” – if you’d suggested this at the start of 2020, teache(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the ethos of schools would be protected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The freedom of religious schools to determine what they consider is appropriate sex education for their children will be protected in future, Minister(...)

Since Ireland signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, much critical work has been done in promoting and integrating this charter across government departmental policies and across wider society. Photograph: iStock

I recently read guidance on being a good wife and mother from the 1955 Housekeeping Monthly entitled “The Good Wife’s Guide”. It stated: “Children are(...)

The new Junior Cycle Irish exam will drive pupils away from Irish and will lead to an increase in applications for exemptions from the study of the la(...)

Participants  in a new study felt senior cycle should embed ‘life skills’ in the curriculum to better prepare young people for further or higher education, employment and adult life

Students are giving up sports and social activities due to the stress and pressure of the Leaving Cert, according to new research on pupils’ experienc(...)

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