By Ted Fleming, Andrew Loxley, Fergal Finnegan
This publication explores the entry and participation matters current inside of better schooling in eire. It examines coverage, pedagogy and practices in terms of widening participation and files the development and demanding situations encountered in furthering the ‘access schedule’ over the last twenty years. entry has turn into an essential component of the way larger schooling knows itself and the way it explains the worth of what it does for society as a complete. bettering entry to schooling strengthens social team spirit, lessens inequality, promises the longer term power of tertiary associations and guarantees fiscal competitiveness and suppleness within the period of the “Knowledge established Economy”. delivering a coherent, severe account of contemporary advancements in Irish greater schooling and the consequences for Irish society as an entire, this ebook is vital for these concerned either in discovering the sector and in larger schooling itself.
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Kant (2003) in his Letters on Pedagogy was clear about these goals and stated that democratic governments and education had the shared task of delivering for citizens support for their move from childhood dependence to adult autonomy. According to Kant democratic governments and education presuppose each other (Kant 2003): There are two inventions of men (sic) which may be regarded as the most difﬁcult of all, namely, the art of government and the art of education; and people are still divided as to their true idea.
The fourth chapter turns a critical lens on research and policy and explores how access is conceptualised in terms of equality and notions of the knowledge-based economy. CHAPTER 2 Key Trends in Irish Higher Education and the Emergence and Development of Access Ted Fleming, Andrew Loxley, and Fergal Finnegan INTRODUCTION The story of the modernisation of Ireland is closely linked to, and in part depends on, the development and expansion of Irelands’ third level sector. Since the 1960s, there has been a ﬁrm emphasis in social policy and political discourse on ensuring economic growth and making Ireland more equal through the expansion of the education system.
The University of Dublin was founded in 1592 as part of Tudor Anglicisation and religious expansion but Catholics 2 KEY TRENDS IN IRISH HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE EMERGENCE AND . . 25 were barred as students were required to take oaths of allegiance and supremacy (Parkes 2010, p. 541). Even with a Catholic university at Maynooth, access for Catholics was not assured there, as Maynooth closed its gates to lay students (Parkes 2010, p. 542). The colonial power exercised its jurisdiction through stratiﬁed and restricted access to university education.
Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education by Ted Fleming, Andrew Loxley, Fergal Finnegan
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