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    Special Needs in Schools

    Special Needs in Schools

    One in four children learns differently. In other words, they have special needs but how can they be sure to get the support they need in school. A working group headed by members of the National Council for Special Education – and the report and its proposals have been published. Paddy O’Gorman met up Niamh Hyland, whose nine year old son is in receipt of special education help within a mainstream school and joining Keelin in studio was Mary Byrne, from the National Council for Special Education to talk about the report and how special education for children could be ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0624/626077-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-24-june-2014/?clipid=1610899
    Education Minister

    Education Minister

    It is the week of the Teachers' Conferences - the most gruelling time of the year in many ways for the Education Minister of the day. After facing the "ironic applause" and heckling at the ASTI conference, Minister Ruairi Quinn spoke to Sean on why he wants future teachers to take Higher Level Maths at Leaving Cert level, Junior Cert reform and other issues. Pat King, General Secretary of the ASTI also spoke to Sean about why delegates gave such a reception to the Minister.  

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0423/610456-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-23-april-2014/?clipid=1539727
    Minister for Education

    Minister for Education

    Education is in the news this morning...there are more young people completing their Leaving Cert than ever before...but details of a tax refund scheme reveal again the difference in opportunity between affluent schools in Dublin and the rest of the country. When Ruairí Quinn became Minister, he pledged to tackle many of the issues that have plagued primary and secondary schools...patronage was top of his agenda and underperforming teachers are now also in his sights. But facing the combined strength of the teacher unions and the Catholic Church, progress is not easy. Minister Ruairí Quinn joined Sean in studio today.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0203/501901-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-3-february-2014/?clipid=1409113

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