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National newspaper-reporting on state examinations: an historical exposition of the exceptional case of the Irish Leaving Certificate

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dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Tom
dc.contributor.author Gleeson, Jim
dc.contributor.author McCormack, Orla
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-28T08:29:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-28T08:29:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6685
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract During a post-independence phase (1922-mid-sixties), Irish secondary schooling was characterised by low participation rates, elitism, and careerist perceptions of students. Phase two (1967-mid 1980s) saw participation rates expand dramatically as Ireland became more open and industrialised, and policymakers focused on relationships between education, human capital and economic development. During this phase, the Irish Times began to include careers and examinations information. With school completion rates continuing to increase from the mid-1980s (phase three), the two main daily newspapers realised that the growing need for information about access to an increasingly complex and highly-prized higher education system, which was dependent on academic achievement, afforded an opportunity to boost sales and advertising. In response, examinations' coverage reached a level recently described as 'exceptional by a team of researchers from the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and Queen's University Belfast. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Queens University, Canada en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Encounters in Theory and History of Education | Rencontres en Théorie et Histoire de l'Éducation;18, pp. 134-149
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject national newspapers en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject advertising en_US
dc.subject school completion rates en_US
dc.subject 20th Century en_US
dc.title National newspaper-reporting on state examinations: an historical exposition of the exceptional case of the Irish Leaving Certificate en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-03-28T08:22:53Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.24908/eoe-ese-rse.v18i0.6426
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2734928
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Encounters In Theory And History Of Education | Rencontres en Théorie et Histoire de l'Éducation
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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