Archive for progression

Irish higher education: three further thoughts

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“By way of a brief update on my two recent posts about third level policy, a story in yesterday’s papers caught my eye …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 10 November]

Shocking news about progression to university in Ireland

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“The news from this years’ Irish Times ‘feeder lists’ is … well not news at all since it tells a depressingly familiar tale of unequal access to university …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 18 November]

Less than 15% in some Dublin areas going to college

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“Less than 15% of Leaving Cert students in some poorer areas of Dublin are progressing to third level, according to the 2010 Irish Times feeder school list published today …” (more)

[Sean Flynn and Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 18 November]

Parents buying school success, figures reveal

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“More than 90% of students who sat the Leaving Cert in fee-paying or grind schools went on to higher education, figures compiled by the Irish Independent reveal …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 18 November]

Progression through College, & News

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Presented and produced by Sean Delaney. This programme featured an interview with Muiris O’Connor from the Higher Education Authority about the Authority’s Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 13 November]

What do we know about education in Ireland?

Posted in teaching with tags on 26 May 2010 by Steve

“There are huge gaps in what we know about aspects of the Irish educational system. It is unfortunate, however, when professional researchers fail to acknowledge the existing research that has been accumulated in recent years …” (more)

[Independent, 26 May]