At the Gaeloideachas Conference on Special Educational Needs in partnership with COGG today, 24 November 2022, representatives of NEPS, NCSE, the Department of Education and the Inspectorate addressed key concerns raised by teachers in Irish-medium and Gaeltacht schools and heard from teachers and other experts who are working in the sector day-to-day.
Gaeloideachas welcomes the announcement of additional funding for Gaeltacht primary schools to provide additional teaching hours under the Language Assistants Scheme. The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport, Jack Chambers TD, recently announced that additional 3-year funding of up to €72,000 will be provided under the scheme.
Ag seoladh Tionól Forbartha Gaeloideachas, i bpáirt le COGG an tseachtain seo caite in Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin, Baile an Chollaigh i gCorcaigh tugadh blaiseadh beag den chlár oiliúna agus siamsaíochta a bheidh ar fáil dúinn ag an Tionól.
“The findings of recently-published research regarding the views, experience, and opinions of subject teachers in Gaelcholáistí confirm our understanding that huge challenges exist around lack of fluency and lack of confidence among teachers who teach subjects through Irish in the all-Irish education system, challenges which affect teaching practice in the classroom,” according to Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin, CEO of Gaeloideachas.