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Herron, Donald; Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Radical economic policy change from the 1950s had major implications for Irish education which had traditionally drawn its values and orientation from Catholicism and cultural nationalism. While change to the economically-related administrative structures were bold and innovative, responses in the sphere of education were less so. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
The establishment of the National University of Ireland (NUI) in 1908 brought an end to a protracted dispute over the "Irish university question" which had dominated the Irish political agenda at least since the 1850s. The central issue throughout this entire period was the provision of acceptable university education for lay Catholics,…
Descriptors: Females, College Admission, Universities, Catholics