Monthly Archives: April 2013

New ‘Vision’ for Secondary Education Needs to be Seen

Reform of the Leaving Cert was one of the key recommendations of a new report entitled ‘A 20/20 Vision for Education’. The report, which was drawn up by the Post-Primary Education Forum – a group that comprises teachers, parents and … Continue reading

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Grants go down as value of education goes up

Getting to college has always been a commendable achievement in an academic sense, but the funding challenges faced by students now makes it a financial one too. The value of further and third-level education to students has never been higher. … Continue reading

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Popularity of technology and science courses continues to grow

The growth of Ireland’s knowledge economy looks set to continue according to the Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) analysis of the latest CAO preferences, as reported by the Irish Times. The major subject areas in terms of first preference applications were … Continue reading

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Ireland’s young among the most educated in Europe

According to figures released earlier this week by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, Ireland has the highest proportion of young people who have attained a third-level education. The EU target for third-level (or equivalent) education attainment in those aged between … Continue reading

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Literature’s power to connect

Good fiction often gives expression to things we may find difficult to pin down or understand; skilled writers allow the forces that bubble beneath the surface of our everyday lives to come up for air, and in doing so, reveal … Continue reading

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