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Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Will it mean peace in our time?

Updated 5.15pm

TEACHERS’ UNIONS WILL consider new proposals on junior cycle reform, the Minister for Education has said.

These were drafted by educationalist Pauric Travers, who was assigned to look at how the new course could be implemented.

The ASTI and TUI are now on board with this.

The Department of Education and teacher have been deadlocked over the issue in recent months.

In a statement today, Minister Jan O’Sullivan said:

“I welcome this positive development. I have already indicated my willingness to consider proposals put forward by Dr. Travers to resolve the current dispute and implement junior cycle reform.

In a separate statement, the two unions said:

The executive bodies of the ASTI and TUI today decided that the terms of reference for the independent chairperson of the Junior Cycle talks be amended, in the current circumstances, in order to allow him to bring forward a range of possibilities which are non-binding which may form the basis for progress.

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