Curriculum and Context
In this way, he locates curricular developments within the climate of thought from which these policies emerged. The philosophy and ideology underpinning successive curricula are examined, along with the successes and shortcomings of curriculum implementation in each period. This historical analysis of the evolution of the primary curriculum in Ireland has much to offer researchers and policymakers in the contemporary context, amid ongoing curriculum development.
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List of Acronyms B.Ed – Bachelor of Education CEB – Curriculum and Examinations Board CEC – Central Executive Committee CLÁR – Committee on Irish Language Attitudes Research CMPI – Commission on Manual and Practical Instruction CNEI – Commissioners of National Education in Ireland CSO – Central Statistics Of fice DATI – Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction EEC – European Economic Community ERC – Educational Research Centre ESAI – Educational Studies Association of Ireland GAA – Gaelic Athletic Association GNP – Gross National Product INTO – Irish National Teachers’ Organisation JAM – Junior Assistant Mistress MRBI – Market Research Bureau of Ireland n.d. – No date NESC – National Economic and Social Council NIEC – National Industrial and Economic Council NPC-P – National Parents’ Council Primary OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development RTÉ – Raidió Teilifís Éireann T.D. – Teachta Dála (Irish member of parliament) UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
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