Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007
Written Answers. - School Curriculum.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Science if she has received a copy of proposals from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment regarding reform of the Irish Language curriculum at second level; if so, when these proposals were received; the progress made to date in evaluating these proposals; the date by which she will make these recommendations and her evaluation of same, public; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2091/07]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is a statutory body set up under the Education Act 1998 to advise the Minister for Education and Science on curriculum and assessment matters.
As the Deputy will be aware, I have requested the NCCA to focus on increasing the attractiveness of Irish to all learners throughout the junior and senior cycle and on strengthening students’ communicative skills, particularly their oral fluency.
A discussion paper “Curriculum provision in Irish in post primary schools”, has been submitted to me by the NCCA on 19 December 2006, as a proposal for public consultation. My Department is currently evaluating these proposals and I have arranged to meet the Council on the matter very shortly.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. School Curriculum.