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Educate Together rejects Catholic ‘self-harm’ warning

Educate Together rejects  Catholic ‘self-harm’ warning | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Patron body says comments were deeply offensive and not supported by research
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10-year-olds improve maths results - but science suffers - Independent.ie

10-year-olds improve maths results - but science suffers - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Irish 10-year-olds have improved performance in maths over the past four years, according to an international survey.
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The old boys' club: Ireland's most influential privately educated men and the elite schools that spawned them - Independent.ie

The old boys' club: Ireland's most influential privately educated men and the elite schools that spawned them - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
What is it about a private education that still gives such a distinct advantage in Irish life? We pride ourselves on having greater social mobility than the class-obsessed English, on h
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'We need to teach world religions and ethics in our classrooms' - Independent.ie

'We need to teach world religions and ethics in our classrooms' - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
The proposed introduction of a new Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics (ERBE) curriculum has become a topic of much discussion. It may be tempting to reject this developmen
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Church's backlash blocks change in religion classes - Independent.ie

Church's backlash blocks change in religion classes - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
The Catholic Church has stymied plans for the first ever State curriculum in world religions and ethics for primary schools.
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Fundamentalist Catholics are turning people off church in Ireland

Fundamentalist Catholics are turning people off church in Ireland | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
We need a new kind of church that attracts those seeking social justice and care of the earth
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New rules could spell end of high taxes on electronic school books - Independent.ie

New rules could spell end of high taxes on electronic school books - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
New rules being proposed by the European Commission could see an end to high taxes on electronic school books.
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How to be the teacher everyone wants - Independent.ie

How to be the teacher everyone wants - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
it was the early 1970s. I was in junior infants. The teacher awarded a daily prize to the child who was best in the class. One day the prize was to be a round lollipop with a clown's fa
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Voices of the men who built Britain: taster

Some excerpts from the new audio CD documentary 'Voices of the men who built Britain'. This CD is a collection of interviews with Irish emigrants conducte
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Pope’s visit to Ireland will not draw the 1979 crowds of 2.7m

Pope’s visit  to Ireland  will not draw   the 1979 crowds of  2.7m | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
August 2018 trip likely to include Northern Ireland but all details yet to be worked out
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Why Ireland’s citizens’ assembly is a model for Europe

Why Ireland’s citizens’ assembly is a model for Europe | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Unthinkable: Deliberative democracy experiment shows Ireland ‘trusts its citizens, instead of fearing them’
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Understanding other faiths would help students to strengthen their own beliefs - Independent.ie

Understanding other faiths would help students to strengthen their own beliefs - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
'Not in my back yard, not in my front yard, not even past the school gates," is the reaction of the Catholic Church to the State's draft curriculum designed to teach children about
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Primary school students show major improvement in maths

Primary school students show major improvement in maths | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Concern over under-performance of high- achieving students
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We shouldn't have to fake a religion just to get a child into school system - Independent.ie

We shouldn't have to fake a religion just to get a child into school system - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
"Four hundred and thirty two," said the voice at the other end of the line. "He's got place 432 in the queue. But a lot of people sign their kids up to loads of schools a
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'Radicalisation' fears if schools halt new religion course - Independent.ie

'Radicalisation' fears if schools halt new religion course - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
A leading imam has said he is "disappointed" at the Catholic Church's rejection of a world religions curriculum for primary schools - a move he feared could encourage radicali
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More funds for start-up secondary schools - Independent.ie

More funds for start-up secondary schools - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Start-up schools are to get more funding from the Department of Education.
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10-year-olds improve maths results - but science suffers - Independent.ie

10-year-olds improve maths results - but science suffers - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Irish 10-year-olds have improved performance in maths over the past four years, according to an international survey.
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Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Instead, they’ll be housed in NUI Galway to save money.
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Ultan Cowley-Historian:The Men Who Built Britain-A History of the Irish Navvy

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O’Malley ‘bombshell’ most effective policy by any minister ever

O’Malley ‘bombshell’ most effective policy by any minister ever | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
Headline O’Malley ‘bombshell’ most effective policy by any minister ever
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Major changes to primary school day proposed

Major changes to primary school day proposed | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
School boards may be allowed to decide how much time is spent teaching religion
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Catholic Church must reassess its approach - Independent.ie

Catholic Church must reassess its approach - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
The Paris and Brussels bombings are still fresh in our memories. They showed up many of the weaknesses in European societies - ghettoisation of ethnic minorities, growing Islamophobia,
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Ethos determines the approach to religious and ethics teaching - Independent.ie

Ethos determines the approach to religious and ethics teaching - Independent.ie | Irish Studies, Irish education | Scoop.it
The time allocation for religious education, which may include ethics, in primary schools is 30 minutes a day.
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