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In this programme a panel of experts discusses the recently released results from PISA which showed a decline from 2000 to 2009 in the performance of Irish 15-year-olds students in reading and mathematical literacy. The experts are Dr. Jude Cosgrove, a research associate at the Educational Research Centre and a co-author of the Irish report on PISA; Professor Seán Ó Riain, professor of sociology at NUI Maynooth; Dr. Eithne Kennedy, a teacher educator in literacy in St. Patrick's College, Dublin and Jackie O' Callaghan, the Public Relations Officer of the National Parents' Council - Second Level.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News report and analysis by Barry Hennessy

The guest on this week's programme was Dr. Michael Flannery who is a senior lecturer with responsibility for the visual arts in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin.

The news includes Barry Hennessy's analysis of the 2009 PISA results and the Government's education budget for 2011.

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The guests on this week's programme were Noel Kelly who is on the management team of the Northside Partnership and non-fiction author David Shenk whose books include The Genius in All of Us, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News report by Barry Hennessy

The featured guest on this programme was Professor Sylvia Draper, from Trinity College Dublin. She received an award for excellence in teaching from NAIRTL in 2008.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

The guest on this programme was Dr. Aisling McCluskey from NU Galway. Aisling won an 'Excellence in Teaching' award from NAIRTL in 2009.

REGRETFULLY THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN RECORDING THIS PROGRAMME WHICH LED TO PROBLEMS IN THE REPEAT PROGRAMME AND IN CREATING THE PODCAST. WE ARE HOPING TO TRY AND RETRIEVE THE RECORDING AND IF POSSIBLE, WE WILL POST IT HERE.

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