N. Ireland makes strides in educating students

01/14/2013 | Irish Times (Dublin), The

Officials in Northern Ireland are pointing to an investment in teachers and a revised primary-school curriculum for the country's recent success in international rankings. On the International Maths and Science Study and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, the country outperformed all other English-speaking countries. "The revised primary curriculum was designed to create independent learners," Minister of Education in Northern Ireland John O'Dowd said. "The aim was to create a curriculum flexible enough to allow for individual circumstances."

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