Teachers’ Unions And Department Of Education Agree Proposal On J.c Reform

TEACHERS’ UNIONS AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AGREE PROPOSAL ON J.C REFORM

A breakthrough appears to have been reached on reforming the Junior Cert.

Teachers’ unions and the Department of Education have agreed a proposal to resolve the ongoing dispute which has seen two days of strike action.

Both unions will meet on Friday after which the proposals will be published.

The Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says discussions on reducing the focus on one terminal exam, classroom-based assessment and greater professional collaboration between teachers were among the principles leading to the agreement.

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