I am writing to express my concern at the demotion of geography as a core subject at junior cycle. Geography as a subject is now more relevant than ever as people need to be aware of the natural environment and its relevance to the future of our planet and species.
Sat, 02 Mar, 2019
Curriculum and exam setters must ensure a vital skill is not further weakened by guaranteeing that a full algebra question will be asked in a shortened Junior Certificate final exam, the chairman of the Irish Maths Teachers Association has urged.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
After a very tough first paper last Friday, most higher- level Junior Certificate maths students should have been happier with Paper 2 yesterday. Tony McGennis of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) considered the second paper to be quite fair.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
IT is very disappointing that the country’s largest second-level teachers’ union, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has rejected proposals on junior cycle reform reached after long and difficult negotiations, negotiations marked by considerable compromise on both sides.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
WITH teachers and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan engaged in a fruitless war of words, worried parents and the country’s leading business organisation, Ibec, are understandably concerned about the long-term impact of this festering dispute on pupils and the whole education system.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
The dispute with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan over Junior Cert reform will continue into 2016, if she implements her proposals without teacher agreement, the leader of the secondary teachers’ union warned.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015