The Business TV show talks about Education Reform in Ire tonight
| The Business TV show talks about Education Reform in Ire tonight           |
05/03/2012 08:20 - Announcements
RTE One’s ‘The Business’ TV series is presented by George Lee. This Monday 5th March our show is about education reform in Ireland. The programme is broadcast at 8.30pm on RTE One.
Countries worldwide are looking for ways to reform their education systems in order to secure their economies for the future. While some are forging ahead Ireland is being left behind.
Tonight on The Business we ask is our education system failing to prepare our children for the 21st Century?
We travel to Finland one of the highest ranking countries in the world when it comes to education and innovation. The “tiger mom” model in which children are pressurised to succeed has been rejected by the Finns. They have created a no stress, child centred system with less homework and little emphasis on exams. They transformed their education system and brought their country out of recession. Could Ireland do the same? Do we even accept that we have a problem?
We talk to Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam who dropped out of school at 16 and is now dedicated to changing the system that failed him. He fears for Ireland’s future if we do not transform our education system soon. The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn agrees with him.
In Helsinki at Rovio Ltd, the creators of ‘Angry Birds’, we talk to ‘The Mighty Eagle’, Peter Vesterbecka about how innovation can be taught?
In tonight’s show teachers, government and business in Finland and Ireland identify weaknesses in the Irish system and offer possible solutions.
Tonight The Business tackles Education the key to the future of Ireland’s children and the foundation on which economic recovery can be built.
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05/03/2012 13:11 - Announcements
hasn´t Finland got the lowest level of immigration in Europe which means all the children start school speaking the Finnish language also they start school at 7yrs old with free childcare and free preschool which means there is no literacy gap by the time they start school. I´am wondering if their education system can be translated to a multi-cultural country like ours where we have an average of 32 different nationalities in one school.