The politics of expansion

The transformation of educational policy in the Republic of Ireland, 1957-72
Author(s): 
Walsh, John
ISBN: 
9780719078521
Date published: 
May 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This fascinating study provides a detailed and accessible discussion of the radical changes in Irish educational policy between 1957 and 1972, when it was transformed out of all recognition within a single decade. Making use of new archival sources and interviews with key participants, Walsh gives a balanced and original analysis of the forces making for change in Irish education and the obstacles they encountered.