O'Donoghue, John

Thursday, 8 July 2004

Joint Committee on Education and Science Debate

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I thank the committee for the opportunity to be here today. Mr. Brian Carty will speak about Planet and its role and say a little about partnerships and their background. I shall speak about education...More Button

Our experience of the education section is that it is extremely sectoralised and centralised. Primary schools do not tend to have a huge dialogue with secondary schools, except in regard to the transf...More Button

I thank committee members for their interest and the points they have raised. Regarding the secondment issue, there was a national agreement that secondments would be given and that the posts would be...More Button

Regarding the committee on educational disadvantage and the ongoing review, Area Development Management Limited is the national support agency for partnership and, therefore, represented in that group...More Button

There was a question regarding outside research and whether there has been an outside evaluation of the work of partnerships. There were a number of evaluations and they were favourable. The OECD carr...More Button

To return to the issue of preventing early school leaving and different interventions that have taken place around that, we have come across issues that cause difficulties for parents. For example, we...More Button

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