The preliminary results of Census 2022 announced this week are a clear indication of the impact of Irish-medium education, according to Gaeloideachas, the advocacy and support organisation for Irish-medium and Gaeltacht schools, and naíonraí outside the Gaeltacht.
Gaeloideachas celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Mansion House in Dublin today among friends and members of the organisation, stalwarts of the sector, and education partners. The organisation was established in 1973.
“With the publication of the first ever primary school curriculum framework today, there is both hope for an innovative approach to the delivery of the curriculum and significant concern about a reduction of the status of teaching and learning of Irish in primary schools,” according to Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin, CEO of Gaeloideachas.
Gaeloideachas welcomes the decision announced today that the proposal to examine Leaving Certificate Irish Paper One at the end of Fifth Year has been shelved. Gaeloideachas, along with other education and Irish-language organisations, was at the forefront of these controversial debates, advocating on behalf of students, their parents, and teachers who were extremely unhappy and concerned about the decision.
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.