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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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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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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This programme is about Dublin-based activities to mark NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November.

With regard to the Dublin region:

*There are 240 Wrimos - 60% are new to NaNoWriMo

*2.07% of Wrimos in this region have donated 55.00 so far

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Textbook interview by Barry Hennessy

This was a busy programme. It featured items on the ASTI decision to defer their industrial action, a publisher of cheap textbooks, the experience of chartered teachers in Scotland, and an educational opportunity at the National College of Ireland for jobseekers.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

You can choose the statistics about leaving certificate results that you want to view for yourself here. I compared failure rates and A grades in maths with those in modern languages, business studies and the arts.

The guests on this week's programme were Mr. Noel Kelly who is the Manager of "Preparing for Life" intervention with the Northside Partnership. Dr. Orla Doyle is a senior researcher at University College Dublin's Geary Institute.

Barry presented and produced "The View from Here" and his guest this week was Tony Donoghue of IBEC.

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Programme presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This week's guest was Dr. Marie Bourke who is Keeper and Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland.

View from Here presented and produced by Barry Hennessy

Barry spoke to Professor Brian Mac Craith who is President of Dublin City University.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News Interview by Barry Hennessy

Claire Bourgeois, the Director of the Alliance Francaise in Dublin was the featured guest on this week's programme. You can determine your level of French by taking the placement test at this link.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. News Interview by Barry Hennessy.

Kevin McCarron's webpage

Guest on the programme: Dr. Kevin McCarron, Roehampton University

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Presented and produed by Seán Delaney. News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

Department of Finance Proposals to McCarthy

St. Joseph's School for the Visually Impaired

Which Course website

Aontas website

Guests on the programme: Audrey Farrelly (Pre-School Coordinator at St. Joseph's School for the Visually Impaired), Seán Haughey, T.D. (Minister for Lifelong Learning), Niamh Farren (Communications Officer, Aontas)

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