About Education Matters Yearbook

Book Title: Ireland’s Yearbook of Education 2018-2019
Editor: Brian Mooney
Publisher: Education Matters
Pages: 424
ISBN: 978-0-9956987-2-7
Available to download 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


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Brian Mooney
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Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD)
Peter Brown, Director, Irish Research Council
David Carpenter, CEO at Hibernia College
Pairic Clerkin, CEO, Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN)
John Curtis, General Secretary, Joint Managerial Body (JMB)
Geraldine D’Arcy, Research and Publications Manager, Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN)
Dr Aine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, University College Cork
Dr Anne Looney, Executive Dean, Institute of Education, Dublin City University
Dr Selina McCoy, Associate Research Professor, ESRI
John Mescal, Divisional Inspector at Department of Education and Skills – Ireland
Roisin O’Connell, Head of Communications, THEA
Margaret Rogers, National Manager, Better Start Early Years Quality Development
Maria Walsh, Communications, SOLAS