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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

esented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Gerry Jeffers, author of Transition Year in Action, which was published by The Liffey Press. In the interview he discusses several topics including how he would redesign transition year if he could based on his vast experience as a teacher, guidance counsellor, deputy principal, teacher educator, lecturer and educational researcher.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Gerry Jeffers, author of Transition Year in Action, which was published by The Liffey Press. In the interview he talks about the purpose and history of transition year and illustrates it with anecdotes from his vast experience as a teacher, guidance counsellor, deputy principal, teacher educator, lecturer and educational researcher.

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On this week's programme I speak to Annette Honan from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment about the new Leaving Certificate subject, Politcs and Society.

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This week I am joined by Brian Mooney to discuss how school leavers can plan their career and the kind of steps in that direction that can be taken during their final year in school. Brian is a guidance counsellor in Oatlands College, the editor of the Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016 and a columnist with the Irish Times. He is also the author of Start Your Career Journey Here, a Revise Wise publication.

Some of the websites mentioned on the programme are:
www.qualifax.ie
www.careersportal.ie http://www.cao.ie/
www.ucas.com
http://www.eunicas.ie/
http://www.coa.co.uk/
https://www.edco.ie/



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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I am joined by Brian Mooney, who edited the Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016. He is also a Guidance Counsellor at Oatlands College and a columnist with The Irish Times.

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On this week's programme to mark National Science Week I visited the national finals of Scifest and spoke to its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sheila Porter. I also spoke to two teachers, Catherine Tattersall from Sutton Park School and Dr. Katie Corbett from Skerries Community College.

I also bring you a final piece from my interview with Mary Roche, author of Developing Children's Critical Thinking through Picturebooks, in which she names some of her favourite picture books.

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On this week's programme my guest is Mags Amond, a recently retired science teacher, a prolific tweeter and the woman who introduced Teachmeets to  Ireland.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Dr. Kevin Williams who recently retired as Senior Lecturer from Mater Dei Institute of Education.

He is also a former president of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and a research fellow at the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies.

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On this week's programme I am joined by Dr. Mary Fleming, Head of the School of Education at NUI Galway, to review 2014 and to look ahead to 2015 from an education perspective. NUI Galway was involved in the production of the eighth Education Matters Yearbook, which was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, earlier this month.

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Most primary schools in Ireland are under the patronage of the Catholic Church. However, outside Ireland, state supported primary schools that are Catholic are the exception. In order to find learn about the position and history of Catholic schools in the United States, I spoke to Dr. Christian Dallavis who is Senior Director of Leadership programmes for the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame.

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