Ireland's Edge

SCHOOL'S OUT: Senator Lynn Ruane, Prof. John Halloran + Billy Mag Fhloinn

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The Covid-19 pandemic led to months of school and university closures that forced young people, and their parents and teachers, to adapt to different ways of learning. Despite enormous effort, patience, and creativity, cracks have shown.

More than a century on from Pádraig Pearse's famous call for a more progressive and holistic approach to education, rigid exams and entrenched inequalities still too often persist.

To discuss radical change at Ireland’s Edge we were joined by Acting President of University College Cork John O’Halloran, Dublin University Senator Lynne Ruane, and folklore lecturer Billy Mag Fhloinn.

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