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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

In this programme I spoke to Professor David Labaree of the School of Education in Stanford University. He is the author of books such as The Future of Ed Schools, How to Succeed in School without Really Learning and Someone has to Fail.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this programme I spoke to Alan Bennett of Fighting Words, a creative writing initiative in Dublin's inner city to get children of all ages writing. It was set up by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love, inspired by 826 Valencia in San Francisco.

The programme also featured a brief snippet of the interview with Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal who featured in a recent programme. This was a clip that I was unable to bring you in the previous programme due to lack of time.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

In this programme I spoke to Dr. John Harris about his role as a special advisor to three ministers for education in the 1980s: John Boland, Gemma Hussey and Patrick Cooney. The occasion was the announcement by Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, that John Walshe, Education Editor of the Irish Independent was to be his special advisor. Dr. John Harris also spent time as Principal of three schools: Newpark Comprehensive, Sandford Park and Wesley College.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Dr. Sinéad McGilloway from NUI Maynooth describes an evaluation that she conducted of a classroom management programme that is being implemented in Irish schools.

Barry spoke to Noel Ward of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation about the job situation for primary school teachers.

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