Archive for secondary education

Primary Digressions

Posted in teaching with tags , on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“… Primary and Secondary education is not something I know a lot about, but I should. It’s the big machine on which tertiary education sits, mining and refining brains and souls to be fed into the Tertiary system and there recast, by some magic, as functioning adults. The systems move in lockstep, with much of secondary education twisted to get people through the entry requirements to University …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 31 August]

Liberating secondary education

Posted in teaching with tags , on 17 August 2010 by Steve

“The nature of Irish secondary education is determined by two things: the Leaving Certificate syllabus, and CAO points (the score calculated from Leaving Certificate results that determines higher education entry). In the overall scheme of things, very little else matters …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 17 August]