Useful resources for student teachers

Some resources and publications you may find useful to your studies or teaching practice or when preparing for interview.

Why Education Matters - The importance of education to Ireland’s economy and society

What are some of the key issues for Irish second-level education today? We asked a range of influential figures in education, social policy, industry and the arts to offer their analysis. National and international figures reflect on how education policy can impact on wider concerns such as economic growth, equality, innovation, and health.

Teachers' Voice

A major overhaul of junior cycle education is due to be rolled out over the coming years. The ASTI is in favour of junior cycle reform, but has grave reservations about some aspects of the Junior Cycle Framework. This ASTI publication gives an overview of the planned changes and teachers' reactions to them.

ASTIR magazine

Irish second-level education news, features and analysis - keep up to date by reading ASTIR magazine, which is distributed to all schools five times a year or can be read online.