The ASTI says it is disappointed with the recommendation contained in a report by the NCCA to the Minister for Education and Skills not to include history as a core subject at Junior Cycle.
Commenting on the recommendation, ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald said:
“The calls for history to be a core subject at Junior Cycle have attracted considerable support from reputable academic figures and the public at large. The ASTI lends its voice in full support.
“In particular, the ASTI shares and supports the ‘deep and profound concern’ expressed by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins that history will no longer be a core subject.
“The ASTI is strongly of the view that there is sufficient scope available within the Framework for Junior Cycle and the Junior Cycle Reform Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation to create appropriate space for all subjects.”