Manuela Heinz

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Moves to changes how religion is taught in primary schools have met with resistance from many Catholic groups, who fear it will undermine the ethos of their schools. Photograph: iStock

Should primary teachers only be permitted to teach in the classroom if they pass a certificate in religious studies? With the majority of schools und(...)

A new study has found “low levels” of religious practice and religiosity among trainee primary teachers. The finding comes at a time when there is co(...)

Diversity in teaching  remains a challenge, with trainees most likely to be white, Irish, socially advantaged women. Photo: iStock

Look around any staffroom round the country and you are likely to see predominantly white middle class women. Despite difficulties in accessing teac(...)

Prof Ninetta Santoro, Dr Manuela Heinz and Dr Elaine Keane at NUI Galway to discuss diversity in teacher education

The shift from one year to two years in the postgraduate programme for trainee teachers has delighted policy wonks who believe it will enhance the (...)