Quality of Teachers Biggest Influence on Pupils – CICE B.Ed Graduates Hear

By Lynn Glanville

CICE Graduation

The quality of the teaching is the most important factor in a child’s education, the 2014 B.Ed graduates of the Church of Ireland College of Education were told yesterday (December 4).

A total of 28 students graduated yesterday.
They were conferred with their degrees at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin before attending a ceremony in the chapel of CICE and being presented with their certificates and special awards.

Speaking at the CICE ceremony, Noreen Kavanagh of the Department of Education and Skills said it was a teacher’s duty to ensure that every child received the best quality teaching.

Addressing the graduates she said: “You are entering this career at a difficult time but you have learned the principles which will stand you in very good stead as you start this journey and you will continue to learn as you go. We’ve had to cope with cutbacks and it is a changed landscape. But some of those changes are for the better”. She highlighted the National Literacy and Numeracy Programme and the Whole School Evaluation system.

Brendan O’Sullivan, former President of the Irish National Teachers Organisation, stated that the Irish education curriculum had the child at its centre. He said it …read more

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