Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Education and Skills

School Curriculum

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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127. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the National University of Ireland, Galway has completed its work analysing responses to the consultation on the new draft specifications for leaving certificate Irish; and if she intends to bring forward proposals following on from same. [23362/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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I am advised by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) that the role of the team in the National University of Galway (NUIG) is to support the analysis of the consultation data on the new draft specifications for Leaving Certificate Irish.

I am informed that NUIG is analysing the responses to the on-line surveys and written submissions, whilst the NCCA is analysing the data from bilateral meetings, focus group meetings, and one-to-one interviews with teachers.

The NCCA is currently preparing a Report on the Consultation on the draft L1 and L2 specifications for LC Irish, which will capture the richness of feedback provided through the diverse range of methods: online surveys, written submissions, bilateral meetings, focus group meetings, and one-to-one interviews with teachers. This Report is expected to be presented to the NCCA Council in June.

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