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 public health crises, including flexible working policies, parental access to external expertise, government supports to enhance school adaptability, dedicated stakeholder consultation during decision-making processes, and the regular use of qualitative interviews within school settings to better determine needs and inequalities requiring policy attention.
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 by competitive research funding.
Read more: A North-South comparison of education and training systems: lessons for policy
A new report “A North-South comparison of education and training systems: lessons for policy” is available from the ESRI HERE.
Read more: Do teachers and mothers overestimate boys’ and underestimate girls’ mathematics performance?
Selina McCoy*, Delma Byrne and Pat O’Connor Introduction In their report on the Leaving Certificate results and the standardisation process undertaken, the State Examinations Commission (2021) note that research suggests that unconscious estimation bias in such contexts are generally in the direction of favouring female students. Further, they state “knowing that such unconscious bias might […]
Read more: EQUITY IN TEACHERS’ PAY: Will new entrants ever catch up?
New entrants into second level teaching have experienced substantial changes to their payments, with the introduction of a 10% reduction in their starting salary in 2010 and the creation of a new pay scale for teachers commencing their employment post 2011.
Read more: Levels of Public Satisfaction with Health and Education Services in Ireland
Evidence from the European Social Survey conducted in 2016 shows that, compared to other European countries, Irish respondents show relatively high levels of satisfaction with the education system but relatively low levels of satisfaction with health care.