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An accessible record of the year in education with insightful commentary from leaders, experts and practitioners in the field.
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We are delighted to announce the publication of the print and online editions of Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020. You can access the online version, read and download individual chapters, and/or download a single pdf of the complete yearbook by clicking here.
Yearbook 2020 was launched from Trinity College by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on 19 January 2021. “I believe passionately that education is the most important part of building a strong society and an economy which can provide for all of our people,” An Taoiseach said.
In his keynote address, Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, said: “All of us in education, whichever area we work in, rely on this yearbook for an indispensable and comprehensive analysis of the key developments of the year, Crucially, the yearbook not only outlines the main happenings at all levels of education, but it connects the levels too.”
Managing Editor Dr Brian Mooney recalled a day in early March 2020: “When Phyllis Mitchell and I sat down on the March 12 to plan this yearbook, we realised that this would be the most important edition we were ever likely to publish, given the probable transformative nature of what was about to occur – and so it has proved to be.”
Guest speaker Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of Modern History at TCD and Chair of the Irish Research Council, reminded us of the words of Nelson Mandela, the late activist and President of South Africa: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”.
The big issues explored in Yearbook 2020 will remain relevant over the coming months and year. We invite you to engage with the content, to share it on all relevant platforms, and to kindly share the yearbook link https://bit.ly/2L0NFwX
Phyllis Mitchell, Originator
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.“