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Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2022


Our (mis)management of Ireland’s education system over the past century

Senior Cycle reform

The Citizens’ Assembly for Education, a once-in–a-generation opportunity

Learning to work in the 21st century

The vital importance of retaining and fostering a European consciousness


Mathias Urban

Dr Brian Mooney

Editor of Ireland’s Education Yearbook

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Mathias Urban

Norma Foley TD

Minister for Education

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Preparing for the Citizens’ Assembly on the Future of Education

The 2020 Programme for Government states, ‘We will establish a Citizens Assembly on the future of education ensuring that the voices of young people and those being educated are central’ (Government of Ireland, 2020). In this article, we describe how we might best prepare for the Assembly.

Mathias Urban

Shane D. Bergin

School of Education, University College Dublin

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Learning to Work in the 21st Century

The worlds of education, training, and work have been transformed in recent times and continue to change constantly, with globalisation and digital technology at the centre. This article surveys the evolution in the nature of employment and careers, identifying the driving forces and anticipating what lies ahead for students and workers in Ireland.

Mathias Urban

Edwin Mernagh

Education and Training Specialist

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The European Dimension in Irish Education and the Challenges of Brexit

Reflections on 50 years of Ireland’s EEC/EU membership

This major article explores how Ireland’s education system has engaged with the European Union since accession to the EEC 50 years ago. The role of Europe at all levels of Irish education has changed significantly over the years, and the consequences of these changes are often overlooked. Given how much of our daily lives are informed by decisions made at EU level, it is vital that we retain and foster a European consciousness being lost in the global orientation of educational policy.

Mathias Urban

Joachim Fischer

School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick

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Other Chapters Ireland's Education Yearbook 2022

Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020

Complete Yearbook

Introduction - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020


Early Childhood - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020

Early Childhood

Primary - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020


Second Level - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020

Second Level

FET - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020


Higher Education - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020

Higher Education

Research - Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020


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