Read more: OECD Report: Strengthening Policy Development in the Public Sector in Ireland
The OECD has published a report that analyses the policy development process in Ireland, including the gaps, strengths, areas of opportunity and areas of action in the policy development system and further recommendations to improve policymaking. The report is available to read here.
Read more: The precarious employment of staff in Irish Higher Educational institutions and its policy implications
Since 2014, there have been a series of policy initiatives to increase the proportion of women in senior academic positions in higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Ireland (O’Connor and Irvine 2020). This focus has been criticised for excluding a focus on precarity (Meade et al., 2023; O’Keefe and Courtois, 2019). Since women now make up…
Read more: Report: Towards a New Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy
The report “Towards a New Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy: A Review of the Literature”, was commissioned by the Department of Education, and undertaken by the Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU). It is available to read here.
Read more: Inequalities in the Challenges Affecting Children and their Families during COVID-19 with School Closures and Reopenings: A Qualitative Study
This paper seeks to illuminate the policy implications of Covid-19 school closures and reopenings in Ireland through the voices and experiences of households, which reveals inequalities in terms of access to education and within home settings during school closures.[i] Using these insights, this paper identifies strategies and policy recommendations to mitigate inequalities throughout and beyond…
Read more: Gender, Education and Skills Report 2023 – OECD
The OECD published its 2023 Gender, Education and Skills Report on the persistence of gender gaps in education and skills. It is available to read here.
Read more: Latest Education Indicators for Ireland
The Department of Education and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science released a publication of the latest Education Indicators for Ireland (2022). It is available here.
Read more: Postdocs: Who cares about their careers?
Neoliberalism and new public management began to impact on the Irish higher educational system in the late 1990s and became embedded at different times and to varying degrees in particular Irish universities (Lynch et al, 2012; Lynch, 2015; Mercille and Murphy, 2017). With it came a focus on research, and particularly on research outputs generated…
Read more: Education at a Glance 2022
The OECD have published their report Education at a Glance 2022. The report is available here.
Read more: Science Foundation Ireland’s Gender Strategy 2016-2020: A Critique
Under Innovation 2020 (ICSTI, 2020) the Irish government committed to almost doubling the science budget from €2.9 billion to €5 billion over a five-year period. In 2020, public expenditure on research and innovation in Ireland was under a billion euro, with just over a billion by Irish higher educational institutions in 2020 (DFHERIS, 2022a). Science…
Read more: A child with maths anxiety may become a parent or a teacher with maths anxiety
Maths is the basis for the most advanced discoveries in science such as satellites and robotic surgeries. Yet, one rarely thinks that these triumphs were grounded during maths classes in primary and secondary schools. These schooling years will prepare individuals for the workforce, and some of them to apply for a university degree. Recent international…