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Education in Ireland: Challenge and Change

Education in Ireland: Challenge and Change

Sheelagh Drudy

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A contemporary snapshot of Irish education, this book positions 21st-century Irish education at the centre of the creation of the knowledge economy

Divided into three parts, it outlines the challenges and changes presented as a result of a changing education system and society.

Part one: The Changing System • Charts selected changes that have taken place in Irish education in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries • Considers education’s role in building a knowledge economy and social cohesion

Part two: Diversity & Inclusion in Schools • Analyses the changes in Irish schools based on the results of original research on change, diversity, inclusion and on ethnicity, disability and social class disadvantage • Draws together key findings relating to the impact of increasing diversity in Irish schools in comparison with international trends

Part three: Teacher Education for Changing Times • Presents research on teacher education at all stages of the teaching career and discusses how teachers can adapt to the challenges of change • Highlights new evidence relating to the recruitment, formation and continuing professional development of teachers

Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and supported by the most up-to-date research and findings. Essential reading for Graduate Diplomas in Education & Masters in Education courses Primary & Secondary Teacher Education courses Sociology and Social Policy courses Policy makers and general readers.

Additional Information

Author Sheelagh Drudy
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 Jun 2009
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717147670

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