Third of maths teachers lack degree in subject

Ireland“More than one-third of maths teachers in secondary schools are not graduates in the subject, according to new figures supplied by Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe. The figures will raise fresh concerns about the so-called “crisis in maths” which have been voiced by industry and employer groups. In response to a Dáil question, the Minister said only 3,858 of the 5,900 maths teachers at second level (65 per cent ) had maths as a major subject in their degree …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 24 October]

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