Archive for PISA

Ireland’s Ranking on PISA: Discussion

Posted in teaching with tags , on 17 January 2011 by Steve

Chairman: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Ireland’s ranking in the programme for international student assessment, PISA, report. I am pleased to welcome from the Educational Research Centre, Dr. Peter Archer, director, Dr. Jude Cosgrove, research associate, and Ms Rachel Perkins, research associate, and from the Department of Education and Skills, Ms Brigid McManus …” (more)

[Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills, 13 January]

Dept of Education: OECD drop ‘matter of serious concern’

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 15 January 2011 by Steve

“The Secretary General of the Department of Education has called Ireland’s recent slide in the OECD rankings a ‘matter of serious concern’, but also questioned the study’s findings …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 14 January]

‘Concern’ at lower maths and literacy rankings

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 14 January 2011 by Steve

“The secretary general of the Department of Education Brigid McManus said Ireland’s drop in OECD maths and literacy rankings was a ‘matter of serious concern’ but questioned the findings of the international study, an Oireachtas committee heard …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 14 January]

Programme 76, Irish PISA Results, (19-12-10)

Posted in teaching with tags , on 23 December 2010 by Steve

“In this programme a panel of experts discuss the recently released results from PISA which showed a decline from 2000 to 2009 in the performance of Irish 15-year-olds students in reading and mathematical literacy …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 23 December]

Programme 75, Visual Arts Education, & News (12-12-10)

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 22 December 2010 by Steve

“… The guest on this week’s programme was Dr. Michael Flannery who is a senior lecturer with responsibility for the visual arts in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 21 December]

Teacher’s Pet

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“There was a funeral atmosphere in the Department of Education last week when those OECD/PISA results were rolled out. There was also a sense that they marked the end of a comfortable, complacent era in Irish education …” (more)

[Irish Times, 14 December]

Falling literacy levels: what do readers think?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“The ranking of Irish students in literacy and maths has fallen dramatically in the latest OECD survey. But how have ‘Irish Times’ readers in Ireland and across the globe responded to this news? The following comments were posted on irishtimes.com …” (more)

[Irish Times, 14 December]

PISA 2009 Results: What Makes a School Successful? (Volume IV)

Posted in teaching with tags on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“Last week the results of the OECD PISA study told us what we already knew: our education system is fair to average …” (more)

[Conorjh, 12 December]

Decline in maths and literacy

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – The latest OECD results will not be a surprise to people teaching maths to science and engineering students in colleges and universities here …” (more)

[Sara McMurry, Irish Times, 13 December]

Don’t blame immigrants for decline in education standards

Posted in teaching with tags , , , , on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“Irish society needs all the youthful intelligence and imagination it can get. So it is not surprising that new figures showing Ireland’s decline in international rankings from fifth to 17th in reading and from 16th to 26th in maths have raised serious concerns …” (more)

[Seán Ó Riain, Irish Times, 13 December]

Students’ ignorance of basic maths is sum of all our fears

Posted in teaching with tags , on 12 December 2010 by Steve

“Last week Ireland’s educational image took another battering in the Performance International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009, a three-yearly global league table from the OECD. Ireland’s scores in maths dipped since the last survey, from 16th to 25th among the 34 OECD countries …” (more)

[Andrew McKimm, Sunday Independent, 12 December]

PISA results highlight need for Project Maths

Posted in teaching with tags , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“The latest report on Irish educational attainments by PISA (the OECD’s Programme for international Student Assessment), has highlighted the importance of adopting new approaches to maths and science teaching, according to Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) …” (more)

[Science.ie, 9 December]