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Best Schools: Rebooting the classroom

The Irish school system is fundamentally flawed and propagates a culture of rote-learning that is out of touch with the world of work.

11th March, 2012

The Irish school system is fundamentally flawed and propagates a culture of rote-learning that is out of touch with the world of work, according to Steven Duggan, Microsoft's worldwide education strategy manager.

"If we don't radically reshape our education system from the ground up, we'll fail another generation," he said. "At the end of 14 years they are sent to exams to compete against each other, but the first day in a job they will...

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