Book Title: Education Matters Yearbook 2016-2017
Editor: Brian Mooney
Publisher: Education Matters
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978-0-9956987-0-3
Available to purchase online

Over the last ten years, Education Matters Yearbook has established itself as the indispensable guide to the world of education in Ireland, bridging the gap between practitioners, managers, researchers and policy-makers. Published each December, the Yearbook informs, guides and inspires educationalists across all sectors to reflect on their goals and become more successful in their profession.

This year’s edition contains articles by pioneers and specialists in education including contributions from Prof Brian Mac Craith, Prof John Sweeney, Prof Tom Collins, Peter Cassells, Dr Thomas Walsh, Dr Katherine Zappone, Dr Neil O’Connell, Dr Brian Fleming, Dr Declan Fahie, Tomás Ó Ruairc, John Walsh, Dr Selina McCoy, Dr Derek Walsh, Dr Eucharia Meehan, Prof Orla Feely, Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Dr Iain MacLaren. Topics addressed include: Pádraig Pearse the educationalist; A vision for the Irish language; Entrepreneurial thinking in education; Stress, resilience and quality of teachers’ lives; The transition from primary to secondary school mathematics; Teachers’ resistance to junior cycle reform; What could be wrong with senior cycle education; How private colleges can contribute to solving the funding dilemma in Higher Education; Teachers as researchers and consumers of research.

Some articles from Education Matters Yearbook 2016-2017 have been published on Creative Commons. You can download these free articles here


Padraig Barnes, Inspector, Department of Education & Skills
Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD)
Dr Carmel Brennan, Head of Practice, Early Childhood Ireland
Pairic Clerkin, Principal, St Patrick’s Senior National School, Dublin
Nuala Harding, Lecturer, Athlone Institute of Technology
Fiona Hartley, Executive Director, SOLAS
Fiona Healy, Co-ordinator, Meath County Childcare Committee
Ferdia Kelly, former General Secretary, Joint Managerial Body (JMB)
Moira Leydon, Assistant General Secretary, ASTI
Aine Lynch, CEO, National Parents Council Primary
Dr Eucharia Meehan, Director, Irish Research Council
Claire McGee, Senior Innovation and Education Policy Executive, Ibec
Ian McKenna, Director, St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland
Pat O’Mahony, Education Research Officer, Education & Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)
Bernadette O’Sullivan, University Teacher, School of Humanities, NUI Galway
Dr Margaret Rogers, National Manager, Better Start National Early Years Quality Development
Dr Catherine Swift, Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College Limerick
Dr Anne Walsh, Academic Co-ordinator of the Open Learning Centre, NUI Galway