Friday 24 March 2017

John Walshe: Time to rekindle switched-off youngsters' love of learning

John Walshe

THE Junior Cert exam is little more than a 'dry run' for the Leaving for most students at present.

It's what the educational experts call a 'low-stakes' exam, with limited value.

And it clearly does not bother students too much until third year when, as one of them told ESRI researchers last year: "You've to knuckle down."

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