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Aine Hyland

Aine Hyland

Aine Hyland

THIRTY years ago, junior cycle reform was a major item on the agenda of the teacher conferences. The Curriculum and Examinations Board (CEB) had been established by former education minister Gemma Hussey in January 1984.

The board, which was chaired by Ed Walsh, the dynamic, future-focused president of the National Institute for Higher Education in Limerick, was asked to make recommendations on a new unified system of assessment for junior cycle second level as well as to undertake a review of the Leaving Certificate.


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