Threat to School History
H.T.A.I. is very concerned that proposals outlined in the Framework Document, published by the Minister for Education and Skills, will result in the removal of History from the core of subjects for the Junior Cert., where it has been for the vast majority of students since the foundation of the state.
The Association has been invited to make a presentation to the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 June 2013 in Committee Room 3 at 1.00.p.m.
The Topic under discussion will be - New Changes to Junior Cert Curriculum [History Teachers Association of Ireland and Department of Education and Skills]
Archived reports and recent research, 'threattohistory'. Read more >> (June, 2013)
National Seminar, Collins Barracks,Dublin, 23rd March 2013:
Will School History survive the "Decade of Commemorations"?,
- Press Release, Niamh Crowley, PRO of HTAI, April 2013>>
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD (introduced by Gerard Hanlon, President HTAI):
"The importance of history as a school subject." ( direct link)
Ms. Niamh Crowley, PRO of HTAI:
"The Framework Document: a teacher's perspective." ( direct link)
- Photographs >>
- Newspapers articles and opinion piece, (updated 2nd Mayl, 2013). Click below.
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Independent, 23rd March>>
Minister Quin's response, Irish Independent, 13th April >>
Fintan O'Toole's response
to Minister Quinn's article, Irish Times, 20th April >>
Cork branch's response to
Minister Quinn's article, 19th April >>
Kim Bielenberg's article, Irish Independent, 1st May >>
- Statement from Gerard Hanlon, President HTAI, 29 April 2013 >>
- Statement from Gerard Hanlon, President HTAI, December 2012 >>
- Statement from Gerard Hanlon, President HTAI, May 2012 >>
Comórtas Aiste Staire tré mheán na Gaeilge 2013
1ú. Liam Ó Cuív, Coláiste Eoin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Co. Átha Cliath
Múinteoir: Uisneagh Ó Treasaigh.
2ú Aindriú Ó Riain-Crualaoi, Coláiste Dáibhéid, Cathair Chorcaí
Muinteoir: Edel Ní Loingsigh. .
Deirdre Clancy Medal 2012
Congratulations to the the 2012 winner, Aoife Barry, Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford and her teacher, Anne Marie Mullally.
The Links page is a directory of links to Archives, Libraries, Museums and Projects of interest to history teachers and their students. Latest (June, 2013)
The Galway branch will host conference 2013 in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. A draft programmed will be published on completion of details before the end of the school year.
Conference 2012 Podcasts
Keynote Address, Commemoration and Irish History: Who should commemorate, what and why? David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History, TCD.
Q&A, Commemoration and Irish History: Who should commemorate, what and why? David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History, TCD.
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