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  Education in Northern Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Education in Northern Ireland differs slightly from the system used elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
The majority of examinations sat, and education plans followed, in Northern Irish schools are set by the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).
Although religious integration is increasing, Northern Ireland has a highly segregated education system, with 95% of pupils attending either a maintained (Catholic) school or a controlled school (mostly Protestant).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Northern_Ireland   (567 words)

 The Ireland Funds - Your Money at Work : Integrated Education in Northern Ireland
Nonetheless, Northern Ireland has not reached the point where an integrated option is available to every family—in fact, this year some 700 students were turned away from integrated schools because of a shortage of places.
As a matter of priority, the Northern Ireland government and civic and religious leaders should recognize that their society will be richer and stronger if their educational system encourages more integration, so children there grow up embracing the diversity of their culture.
The Integrated Education Fund was established in 1992 with the aim of providing a financial foundation for the growth and development of integrated education.
www.irlfunds.org /your_money_at_work/projects_ieni.html   (819 words)

 Department of Education for Northern Ireland - Case Studies - Microsoft Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Department of Education for Northern Ireland is devoted to delivering the highest standard of education for all children and young people.
The programme helps educators use the technology that is already present in schools as a foundation for teaching, by connecting with their peers, learning from and inspiring one another.
The Department of Education for Northern Ireland is dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of education for all children and young people.
www.microsoft.com /ireland/casestudies/deni.asp   (1437 words)

 Education (AMBASSADOR OF IRELAND VISITS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Naturally, the choice of Ireland came to their minds as Ireland was proving to be a model growth economy in the European Community.
Ireland also has the distinction of basing its magnificent growth on higher education, and Information Technology becoming the largest software developers outside the U.S.A. Ireland also boasts of having the European Headquarters of the world giant Microsoft.
He said that despite Ireland having a low economic growth in the past had rebounded during the last ten years with an impressive growth because his country was facing the problem of heavy immigration to other countries.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2000/issue21/etc9.htm   (614 words)

 Education Northern Ireland 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Education Northern Ireland 2005 the largest general resources show and professional development opportunity in the area, will focus on these changes and what educational resources and equipment will be needed.
Education Northern Ireland 2005 is the only exhibition supported by DENI, the Education and Library Boards, the Regional Training Unit and the teacher associations.
Education Northern Ireland 2005 will include an extensive seminar programme of high-profile speakers – The Learning Landscape – focusing on key areas of change.
www.c2kni.org.uk /news/eni.htm   (293 words)

 Northern Ireland - an Education in itself
Visitors to Northern Ireland are invariably impressed by the warmth and friendliness of its people, the interesting and active cultural life, the temperate climate and the pure natural beauty of the countryside and coastline - as well as by the high standard of education at all levels.
Also renowned for their beauty are Northern Ireland' s inland lakes and waterways, which provide superb fishing opportunities, and which are frequently used to host some of the world's major fishing competitions.
Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is a bustling, modern European capital, with a population of 600,000 within its environs.
www.intstudy.com /articles/ec193a07.htm   (908 words)

 Close Up Foundation Civics Education | Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The whole of Ireland was governed by the British from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century, during which time the British encouraged Protestant settlement in the northeastern corner of the predominantly Catholic country.
The twenty-six counties of Ireland won independence from Britain in 1922, and later became a Republic; the North remained part of the United Kingdom.
To the Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast, September 3, 1998.
www.closeup.org /nireland.htm   (6245 words)

 Early Childhood Education in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Traditions are also incorporated into early childhood education.
  Education is free in a majority of primary and secondary schools, and at the undergraduate level.
  At the primary level of education the emphasis is on a child-centered approach and the students are taught a wide variety of subjects.
www.usd.edu /ttd/multicultural/resources/ireland.htm   (1274 words)

 Northern Ireland Department of Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Government of Northern Ireland has a vision of the way education in the Province will develop in the 21st century and this has led to an ambitious ET (Educational Technology) strategy for the Province that has been in development since 1997.
Educators will be able to share best practices and monitor pupils' progress more easily while pupils can work on joint projects across schools.
"The major educational benefits for Northern Ireland's education service will be achieved by extending the partnership to embrace a broad range of public and private sector stakeholders under the leadership of HP and C2K.
www.homeandoffice.hp.com /services/cache/79711-0-0-59-103.html   (1654 words)

 Education (from Ireland) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since physical well-being is only one aspect of a person's overall health, physical education is often thought of as a part of health education.
The northeastern part of the island of Ireland is occupied by Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom.
The rest of the island is occupied by the Republic of Ireland.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-23035?tocId=23035   (769 words)

 Intel Education: Global Tour: Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The objectives of the Intel Higher Education activities in Ireland are (1) ensuring a pipeline of future technical hires, (2) identifying and funding research of value, and (3) providing opportunities for technical employees to upgrade their skills, knowledge, and qualifications by working with the third-level educational institutions.
To make the content relevant to the Irish education system and teachers, the Intel® Teach to the Future program has been piloted, evaluated, and localized by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) working with a select group of teachers of ICT Advisors, who have expertise in the use of technology in education.
The Ireland Teach to the Future program was launched in October 2000 and 6,000 teachers have been trained so far.
www.intel.com /education/projects/global_tour/H_11_ireland   (797 words)

 Education in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether you are interested in primary, secondary, further or third-level education in Ireland, the range of choices available to you is constantly increasing.
State-funded education is available at all levels, so you will not have to pay fees unless you choose to send your child to a private school or college.
Whatever area of education you wish to pursue for yourself or for your child, it is important to find out as much as possible about the options that are open to you.
www.oasis.gov.ie /moving_country/moving_to_ireland/education_in_ireland.html   (306 words)

 Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The educated workforce produced in Ireland by the education system has been a key factor in attracting international investment to the country and in the growth of the modern technological industries which have helped make Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
The international dimension of education is important in Ireland, which has one of the most trade dependent economies in the world.
Higher education in Ireland is judged by international standards and the employment market for graduates is a global one.
www.internationaleducationmedia.com /ireland/index.htm   (922 words)

 Integrated Education in Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Integrated education alone won’t resolve all the challenges remaining in Northern Ireland.
The 5% of the children who attend integrated schools do so largely because their parents want a quality education for their children and because they are committed to having their children learn alongside others with different backgrounds or beliefs.
Martin McGuinness, Minister of Education when the Northern Ireland political structure was devolved and operating, told me that the number of children attending integrated schools would double to 10% if enough schools and classrooms were built.
www.state.gov /s/p/rem/2003/18824.htm   (1406 words)

 Transportation, Communication, and Education (from Ireland) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ireland is well served by highways, railways, airlines, and water transportation.
In a 1970 report, the National Institute of Adult Education (England and Wales) defined adult education as “any kind of education for people who are old enough to work, vote, fight and marry and who have completed the cycle of continuous education, [if any] commenced in childhood.” Adult education...
An individual's physical and mental well-being is the concern of two similar areas of education: health education and physical education.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=202915&ct=   (839 words)

 Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Higher Education in Ireland consists of the universities (with associated colleges of education), institutes of technology, and a number of private independent colleges.
The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal institute consisting of four constituent universities; University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Dublin; University College Cork, National University of Ireland Cork; National University of Ireland Galway and National University of Ireland Maynooth.
The two universities in Northern Ireland are: the University of Ulster (UU) and the Queen's University of Belfast (QUB).
www.internationaleducationmedia.com /ireland   (922 words)

 Role of adult education in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Adult education also grows out of the realisation that at school, even if we were among the successful ones and full of learning, this knowledge was not enough to last all our lives in a very fast changing world.
And as adult education grows out of a critique of the educational system we need to be careful that we are not just uncritically plugging the gaps in a faulty system or providing more schooling.
As wonderful as free secondary education was or free school transport, etc. they were in fact taken advantage of by those who were not poor in a way that was out of proportion to their numbers.
www.nuim.ie /academic/adulted/Roleofadulted.shtml   (2003 words)

 Archived: RILEY HOSTS NORTHERN IRELAND'S MINISTER FOR EDUCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The meeting between the secretary and the minister culminated a series of briefings between the minister's policy advisors and senior staff at the department on a wide range of issues.
Civic Link is a cross-community, cross-border initiative that currently links 30 schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to encourage young people to learn how government works and how they can constructively participate in the issues affecting their communities.
Civic Link is sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Education, Northern Ireland's Department of Education, and the Department of Education and Science in the Republic of Ireland.
www.ed.gov /PressReleases/01-2000/ireland.html   (342 words)

 Bleeding Education Dry - Ireland / Britain Education - Anarkismo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
John Dawkins is the main driving force behind the latest OECD report, a former Australian education minister who oversaw similar changes in Australian education in the 1980's.
One of the consequences of this was a 38% fall in the numbers of working class men entering third level education and a drop of 17,000 mature students enrolling annually.
One thing is for certain, until we stand up and begin to promote a vision of education as a social right for all rather than something reserved for those that can pay and for business interests to exploit, we can expect the inequality to continue.
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=78&media_type=IMAGE   (713 words)

 Home Page | Higher Education Authority | An tÚdarás um Ard-Oideachas
“The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, TD yesterday attended the formal inauguration of Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology as a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland (NUI)....
The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin TD has announced that she is allocating €255m for delivery of Third Level projects using the PPP model....
Higher education funding agencies in Ireland and the UK have joined forces to further the development of eLearning - a major growth area in the delivery of third level education for a variety of learners....
www.hea.ie   (370 words)

 Díseart Institute of Education and Celtic Culture, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Díseart Institute of Education and Celtic Culture was founded in 1996 in the heart of Corca Dhuibhne - the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) and strives to promote research, courses and cultural activities in all areas of native and Celtic Culture including language, literature, art, laws, folklore, values, spirituality, history, music, archaeology and customs.
Díseart is one of the first community initiatives for third-level accredited courses in the Gaeltacht and it is currently the only institution in Ireland offering such a selection of courses to students while at the same time focusing on developing and strengthening the Irish language, the culture and the traditions of the Gaeltacht region.
All of the courses welcome students from Ireland and around the world to explore the breathtaking scenery and experience the rich and vibrant traditions of this Gaeltacht area of West Kerry, with field trips and visits to the Blasket Islands and Skellig Michil an integral part of the variety of programmes on offer.
www.diseart.ie   (584 words)

 Success Stories - Education - Microsoft Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We feel that it enables us to partner with schools and colleges throughout the country to ensure that their current and future ICT needs are being met.
We are committed to ensuring that the IT Academy Programme becomes the premier training and certification Programme for education in Ireland”.
The whole XP Challenge has been a fantastic experience — the heats in Ireland, the trip to the finals in America and now to win the XP Challenge out of 50,000 students is mind-blowing.
www.microsoft.com /ireland/education/partnerslearning/successstories.asp   (729 words)

 OECD Review of Higher Education in Ireland
It is implicit in what has been said of the role of higher education that the agencies, organisations and institutions involved must themselves be open, must be capable of continuing bold innovation, yet be subject to the rigour of critical evaluation.
However, it remains the case that the professional training and development of staff in higher education in the Republic of Ireland is still dominated by personal mastery of the academic discipline or specialism.
Further, by requiring local institutions to operate in international educational markets, it ensures a serious and continuing challenge to their own standards and quality--to the benefit of all stakeholders.
www.aishe.org /resources/oecd-review-2004/oecd-review-2004.html   (1127 words)

Higher education in Ireland is offered by universities and institutes of specialized higher education.
Universities are financed for the most part by the State in the form of annual grants-in-aid and non-recurrent grants for capital expenditure, in a proportion of the order of 90%, as well as by student fees, endowments, and private donations.
The main stage of higher education leads to a Bachelor's Degree, which may, in certain cases, also be a professional qualification (Professional Degree).
www.euroeducation.net /prof/irco.htm   (1027 words)

 Reconciliation: History Education Project: Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Interestingly, the project intends to explore whether Norther Irish teachers have included in their curricula an introduction to the problems of reconciliation faced by other societies, such as those in the Middle East or South Africa, as a means of encouraging students to examine the problems of reconciliation facing their own part of the world.
This study of history education in Northern Ireland should ultimately shed light on the changing nature of education in response to political change and calls for social reconciliation.
The Glencree Centre for Reconciliation is a membership-based association of individuals who subscribe to the object of fostering mutual respect, tolerance and understanding between individuals and groups in conflict, with a view to building peace and reconciliation within the island of Ireland, and between Ireland, Britain and beyond.
www.carnegiecouncil.org /page.php/prmID/102   (541 words)

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