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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

In this programme Mary Chambers describes her work as Principal Teacher of the Hospital School in the Children's University Hospital in Temple Street in Dublin.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News by Barry Hennessy

In this programme we visited the BT Young Scientists Exhibition and spoke to young scientists who studied education-related topics, and to their teachers. We heard about an educational operating system, Zorin OS, about how different learning strategies affect learning and about a study on dyslexia.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

In this programme Dr. Gareth Byrne, of Mater Dei Institute of Education, and author of Spread the Good News: National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland talks about the future of Catholic Religious Education in Ireland, both inside and outside of schools.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

In this programme Brian Mooney who is a contributor to Education Matters and the Education Matters Yearbook looked back at some of the key events in education during 2010. These included disappointing PISA results, bonus CAO points for Maths, Grade inflation, higher education reform, the Croke Park agreement, reform of the VECs, problems with FÁS courses and school patronage. 2010 also saw a new Minister for Education and a name-change for the Department.

Barry Hennessy looked ahead to anticipate some of the stories that are likely to hit the education news headlines in 2011.

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