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The Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector - Report of the Forum's Advisory Group

Creator:

Department of Education and Skills, Central Policy Unit

Subject Keywords: Primary School, School Patronage, Pluralism, Demographic Profile
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The fact that 96 percent of primary schools in Ireland are under denominational patronage is unique among developed countries. The reasons for this are deeply rooted in history and in the belief system of the population. With the establishment of the National (Primary) School system in 1831 the State provided financial support to local patrons for primary school provision, on the condition that patrons observed the regulations of the newly established Commissioners of National Education. While the State favoured applications from patrons of mixed denominations, what evolved, in practice, was that the great majority of schools came under the patronage of individual clergymen of different denominations.

 

Date:

01/04/2012

DOI:

10.14655/6744-949601

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Department of Education and Skills, Central Policy Unit. (2012) The Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector - Report of the Forum's Advisory Group [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/949601 [Accessed: 16th September 2019].

  

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