Number of students taking more than one foreign language is on the rise

Posted in Teaching on May 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The number of students taking more than one foreign language for Leaving Certificate has jumped in the last two years. French is by far the most popular foreign language at Leaving Cert level, followed by German.A total of 1,063 Leaving Certificate students took two or more languages other than English or Irish last summer. This was 15% more than the 923 in 2015 and 925 the year before …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 May]

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What’s wrong with management in higher education?

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2017 by steve

“Matthew Reisz reported for Times Higher Education on 30 March 2017 that ‘the results beginning to come in from the National Senior Management Survey are both startling and dismaying’. He said: ‘Early data from the National Senior Management Survey, which is being developed by academics at eight universities, find that barely one in 10 (10.4%) respondents is satisfied with the way their institution is managed; 76.5% are not’. This is fake news …” (more)

[Rob Cuthbert, srhe, 28 April]

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