ERIC Number: EJ1063778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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That Was the Crisis: What Is to Be Done to Fix Irish Education Now?
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n2 p191-196 2015
In 2008 Ireland found itself in the forefront of the Eurozone crisis. The impact on education has been profound. In this article it is suggested that Ireland's education problems long pre-date the economic crisis and current "reforms" are about long-term neoliberal restructuring, not short-term solutions to immediate economic problems. Rather than treat teachers as the problem, there is a need to work with the profession and to reclaim the value of education for its own sake. Teacher unions are central to mobilising around this much more optimistic vision of education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Economic Impact, Neoliberalism, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, School Restructuring, Change Strategies, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Participation, Unions, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland