The Politics of Irish Primary Education; Reform in an Era of Secularisation (Reimagining Ireland #108) (Paperback)

The Politics of Irish Primary Education; Reform in an Era of Secularisation (Reimagining Ireland #108) By Eamon Maher (Editor), Jonathan Tiernan, Sean McGraw Cover Image

The Politics of Irish Primary Education; Reform in an Era of Secularisation (Reimagining Ireland #108) (Paperback)

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This is book number 108 in the Reimagining Ireland series.

This book provides a comprehensive study of educational policy reform as growing calls for further reducing the role of the Catholic Church in Irish primary schools gains traction in a rapidly evolving Irish society. Drawing upon lessons from the same sex marriage and abortion reform campaigns, this study provides several policy case studies that demonstrate how the interplay of civil society activists and organisations, the media, public opinion, and political parties and elites determines how policy reforms live or die. The book contains a rich and novel set of data, including interviews with leaders and elites from the major actors and institutions, numbers and trends from previously unreleased data from the Church and Department of Education, evidence from the authors' originally designed and implemented parliamentary surveys, an original analysis of media coverage of educational issues and actors involved in the main educational reform debates, and detailed case studies of divestment, admissions, and curriculum policy reforms. Scholars, policy gurus, activists, politicians and teachers, students and parents each have something to learn from this compelling study.

Product Details ISBN: 9781800797093
ISBN-10: 1800797095
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Reimagining Ireland