ASTI welcomes announcement on Junior Cycle history


Monday 19 November 2018

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The ASTI has welcomed the acknowledgement by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh of the importance of history in the second-level curriculum.

“Understanding history enables a deeper exploration of current issues and events and is therefore a crucial part of young people’s development as well-informed and engaged citizens,” said ASTI President Breda Lynch. “The ASTI welcomes the Minister’s decision to review whether history should be optional at Junior Certificate level. We have previously expressed concern about the impact of the Junior Cycle Framework in relation to this matter.

“It is vital that the Minister with responsibility for education is open to engaging with the education partners in relation to issues of concern in the implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle.”


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