Monday 19 March 2018

Great teachers key to all of our futures

THERE is plenty of evidence to suggest that the quality of the teacher is the single most important factor in the quality of education a child receives.

Quality teachers come from a high-performing teacher education system and from having quality entrants to the teacher training colleges in the first place.

Ireland has been lucky with regard to the calibre of its student teachers, a fact acknowledged by an international review panel that reported recently on the reforms required in initial teacher education in Ireland.

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