Archive for programme for government

South East University on the way?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“A senior government minister-in-waiting and two of his Fine Gael colleagues this week welcomed a ‘breakthrough for Third Level education in the South East’ following the inclusion in the Coalition’s Programme for Government of a commitment to ‘explore the establishment of a multi-campus University in the South East’ …” (more)

[John O’ Connor, Munster Express, 11 March]

Phelan welcomes probe into establishment of university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“The new Government has already confirmed that it is committed to exploring the establishment of a multi-campus University in the South East, Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan, has confirmed …” (more)

[Kilkenny Advertiser, 11 March]

Language group welcomes ‘sidelining’ of Irish proposal

Posted in teaching with tags , on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge has welcomed the ‘sidelining’ of Fine Gael’s proposal to drop the Irish language as a core subject in the Leaving Certificate. The newly published Programme for Government states that the incoming government will ‘take steps to improve the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Irish at second level’ and that when these steps have been implemented, the question of whether Irish should be optional at Leaving Certificate will then be considered …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent, 9 March]

Probably

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“Neither @9th_level_irl or #rte highlight technical university for south east item in #pfg11 education roundup. Am I missing subtext again?” (tweet)

[Norman Wyse, Twitter, 7 March]

Fine Gael – Labour Programme for Government: ICT in Education

Posted in teaching with tags , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“This is an interesting snippet from the new Fine Gael – Labour Programme for Government on their policy on ’21st Century Schools’. What are your opinions on their plans? ‘The Government will end the treatment of ICT in education as a stand alone issue, but will integrate it across education policy …’” (more)

[More Stress, Less Success, 7 March]

The right answer

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“#pfg11 freebie for review of HE funding – just cog http://t.co/Vmqw5Z1. My students will do it for you … inc contingent loan is your answer” (tweet)

[Colm Harmon, Twitter, 7 March]

Irish Programme for Government

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“… The section (or paragraph) on third-level education is just surreal and I am going to hold off on blogging anything about it until I can find publishable words. Basically, third level is about to complete its full transition to something politicians mess with for purely symbolic ends. Something has to give here as we cannot keep going on with this nonsense …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 6 March]