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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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In this podcast, Professor Darcia Narvaez from the University of Notre Dame discusses the topic of moral education. She mentions the following two websites in the course of the programme which contain materials which are useful for teachers who wish to work on this topic with their students: https://cee.nd.edu/curriculum/curriculum1.shtml and http://www.devstu.org/research-child-development-project.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this podcast we hear why many young children don't understand the meaning of the equals sign and what can be done about it. We also hear why manipulatives are not good for teaching the cardinality of numbers (i.e. that when you count objects, the final number relates to the whole set and not just to the final object that was counted). My guest is Professor Nicole McNeil who directs the Cognition Learning and Development Lab at the University of Notre Dame. She is also ACE Associate Professor of Psychology and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the university.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Professor Margaret M. Clark, who was in Ireland as a guest of the Reading Association of Ireland, discusses topics including literacy, research and early years education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

This was the first programme in the 2011-2012 school year. The guest on this programme was Dr. Anne Looney who is Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). In this part of the interview she discusses the role of the NCCA, the breadth of the Primary School Curriculum and how some teachers are teaching without textbooks.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

In this first of two interviews with Professor Constance Kamii from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we hear about learning mathematics in the early years.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Sound supervision and production assistance by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Aodán Mac Suibhne from Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education and Muireann Ní Mhóráin from An Chomhairle Um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta discuss the educational implications of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language. Tá leagan Ghaeilge den stráitéis ar fáil anseo.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

The special guest on this programme was Professor Timothy Shanahan from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was in Ireland as a guest of Young Ballymun and he presented a keynote address at the Reading Association of Ireland's Annual Conference.

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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 Pat King who is General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland.

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