The shake-up in how teaching and learning takes place in primary schools could  see a reduction in time allocated to religious faith formation and other core subjects. Photograph: Getty Images

School children could start learning foreign languages as early as third class under sweeping changes being proposed for the primary curriculum. The (...)

TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

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(...)

LearnChinese.ie is hiring teachers directly from China to teach Mandarin in Irish children . Pictured are (from left) O’Donovan girls Alexandra (9), Claudia (5), Teacher YuSyuan Chen and Allegra (7). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chinese is the most-spoken language in the world, but its presence in Irish education has generally been peripheral. From September 2020, however, th(...)

‘We are well into November and third year students are only now seeing sample papers for exams new Junior Cycle exams which take place in June.’ Photograph: iStock

First they came for the English teachers, and I did not speak out - because I was not an English teacher. Then they came for the science and business (...)

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(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern was speaking at the launch of a new book called The Birth of the Border by Cormac Moore (left). Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Unionists have been the “victims of double and trebling dealing” by the British Government in relation to Brexit, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has st(...)

State Examinations Commission official Tim Desmond said it was welcome that the review of the senior cycle to date to date had highlighted a desire for a broad view of education.

The “relentless pursuit of CAO points” is having an extreme influence on how students are engaging with teaching and learning, according to a senior S(...)

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