Written answers

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Department of Education and Skills

School Curriculum

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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829. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a series of books (details supplied) will be placed on the recommended list for schools through the Professional Development Service for Teachers process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19446/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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My Department does not promote or endorse any particular product, programme or resource to be used by schools, this decision is taken at school level.

Aside from a number of prescribed texts at post-primary level, schools have significant autonomy to identify the books which best suits their needs. The only requirement of schools from my Department in this regard, is that the school delivers the curriculum put forward by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the way in which they do this is a matter for the school – its Board of Management, leaders, teachers, parents and learners.

An individual may approach schools directly with a book, and a list of schools is available on the Department’s website, though it is up to each individual school whether they avail of the service or not.


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