Bruton plans to help software experts become teachers

Bruton’s ambitious plan is to make Ireland the best educational training service in Europe within a decade

31st December, 2017
Richard Bruton says French is taught too much compared to other languages Picture: Fergal Phillips

Coders and developers will be subsidised to become teachers, as part of Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s ambitious plans to make Ireland the best educational training service in Europe within a decade.

Bruton said that although Leaving Cert computer science was being rolled out in 40 schools from next September, further expansion would require upskilling existing teachers or attracting new ones from a tech background.

“Teacher supply will be an issue. We will be...

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