The issues set to dominate Irish education in 2018

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on January 2nd, 2018 by steve

IrelandTeacher supply. We’ve ambition in spades when it comes to becoming the best in Europe. But there’s a major problem: where are we going to find the qualified teachers to teach key subjects? Many schools currently report acute difficulties recruiting teachers for Stem and languages …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 January]

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Words I Want to Ban Too

Posted in Teaching on January 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“My STYLE GUIDE that I expect students to use includes tiresome words to be avoided when producing essays for third level. I borrow from Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University 43rd Annual List. The 2017 list of phrases not to be used include the following: – Let me ask you this; – unpack; …” (more)

[Inside View, 1 January]

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Time for a fair deal for teachers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on January 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – Fiach Kelly writes in ‘State may pay to train teachers’ (News, December 30th, 2017) that the Government is considering paying ‘some if not all of the cost of a teaching qualification’ to tackle chronic shortages of teachers in key subjects. Other proposed measures referred to in this article include …” (more)

[Catherine Martin, Irish Times, 2 December]

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