Tuesday, 31 May 1994
Dáil Éireann Debate
30. Mr. Molloy asked the Minister for Education if she will re-examine the position of Montessori education as part of our educational structure, particularly in view of the proposed reform of early childhood education.
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Recognised Montessori teachers are already eligible to teach in special schools dedicated to the needs of children with disabilities, and they provide a valuable educational input in this area.
My Department is currently considering the report of the Special Education Committee including its recommendations in the pre-school area. The question of requirements relating to the qualifications of teachers to be involved in this area will form part of this consideration.
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