Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Education

Pushing the boundaries of inclusion within third level education

Inclusion—A human rights issue It is no longer satisfactory that people with disabilities are excluded from further education opportunities at third level. The desire for inclusive tertiary education is growing and has become a reality, not only in Trinity College Dublin but also in other countries such as Canada, Australia and Finland (see Hughson, Moodie and Uditsky 2005). The model used...

The Implementation of Education for Persons with Special Needs: The latest!

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) published its Implementation Report on the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (ESPEN) Act 2004 on 18 December 2006. The Report sets out the views and recommendations of the Council for the phased implementation of the Act. It identifies the policy issues that need to be addressed and actions that need to...

A look at the Education (No.2) Bill, 1997

This bill purports to give education as a right. What it does, in fact, is to make the right to education subject to resources, practicability, ministerial discretion and availability. No other right is subject to such restrictions. We feel that this bill, if enacted, will be unconstitutional because the Constitution guarantees the right to education without such restrictions. In...