Comment: Ireland’s knowledge economy needs a rethink

The refrain that policymakers have repeated over and over during the last few years of the boom was the drive to create ‘Ireland’s knowledge economy’.

9th August, 2008

The refrain that policymakers have repeated over and over during the last few years of the boom was the drive to create ‘Ireland’s knowledge economy’.

In this scenario, education is to become the new engine of economic growth. Central to a knowledge economy is a flexible, highly adaptable workforce.

This requires an education system that provides its students with a firm basis in basic knowledge and allows the process of continuing...

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