Curriculum Reform: Innovation in Education
Education has to constantly evolve and grow to meet the needs of our ever changing society. In recent years the pace of change has become very rapid and in certain areas, our education system has struggled to implement the changes needed to keep pace.
Educate Together is a strong advocate of innovation in education and the reform of our education system. The Educate Together movement grew from a desire to change primary education in Ireland - to give parents a say in their children's education and place the child at the centre of the education experience. The innovations these first Educate Together schools brought totally changed the primary education landscape and are now influencing a change in the model fo education at second-level.
As a organisation now supporting a growing network of 81 schools, Educate Together is now an important voice in the development of educational policy in Ireland. Educate Together is actively involved in discussions with the Department of Education and Skills and make submissions on important areas of curricular reform as they arise.
In 2015, Educate Together was involved in negotiations around the Junior Cycle reform and made submissions on An Cosan (CPD framework for teachers) and the DEIS Programme. In 2016, Educate Together will also be actively involved in discussions around the proposed new Education about Religious Beliefs and Ethics Curriculum.