Archive for 7 December 2010

Irish Budget 2011: the key higher education figures

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“The impact of the Budget and Estimates on higher education can be worked out here, and may be summarised as follows …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 7 December]

Education sector faces fees hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“Increased student fees and school transport charges are among the main features of the Budget in the education sector. But compared to other areas, the two per cent reduction in the overall allocation of over €8.85 billion is relatively modest …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 7 December]

Education set to suffer again under Budget cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“Today’s budget contains some very regrettable cutbacks in the education sector, which puts the IMF bailout and bankers ahead of those who use our education system …” (more)

[Ruairi Quinn, Labour Party Blog, 7 December]

Ferocious cuts to ‘already skeletal’ education system

Posted in teaching with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has sharply criticised the litany of Budget cutbacks to an education system ‘now truly hacked back to the bare bones’ …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 7 December]

Education and the budget

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“Lots could be, and doubtless will be, said about the budget. But it is worth looking at some of the changes regarding education …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 7 December]

Irish educational standards are falling rapidly

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s performance in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey results show that our education system is failing from years of under investment. Ireland is now ranked outside the top ten developed countries in terms of reading, science and maths …” (more)

[Ruairi Quinn, Labour Party Blog, 7 December]

TUI reacts to OECD PISA findings

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“TUI today described the continuing high performance of Irish students in science in the OECD’s latest PISA study as welcome news. The union also expressed its hope that Project Maths will boost performance in the subject in future years, while warning that it must be fully resourced …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 7 December]