Education

Professor who helped shape State’s education policy

John Coolahan, emeritus professor of education at NUI Maynooth, who has died aged 77, was the premier authority and one of the most influential shaper of government policies in Ireland for over six decades in all sectors of learning. Soft-speaking “Johnny”, as he was called, was a tall burly man with a gift of reconciling people […]

Education

Schools ‘need staff dedicated to teaching sex education’

Schools need dedicated sex-education teachers with a professional qualification in the subject, according to the body representing managers of religious-run – predominantly Catholic – schools. The availability of teachers trained and willing to teach teenagers about sex education is a challenge, John Curtis, of the Joint Managerial Body (JMB), told the Oireachtas Education Committee. Mr […]

Education

The Most Cherished Skills That Students Need to Succeed As Doctors

More and more students look forward to embark on a career in medicine and the reason is well known. Unlike many other professions, a good medical practitioner has the potentiality to earn huge amount of money simply by offering his or her services to needy patients at a certain cost. But, the important thing is, […]