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Based on the Education Policy Outlook Country Profiles, Voices of Education Policy runs short interviews with policy makers who have been asked to respond to two important questions:

1. What do you think are the key elements of your country's education policy that make it a successful system?

2. What is most pressing policy challenge and how are you currently responding to it?

 

Video

Ismael Sanz, director del INEE, comenta el análisis de la OCDE sobre los retos de la política educativa española.

 

Written interview

EPO_Minister Ruairí Quinn_IRELAND

Ruairí Quinn, T.D.
Minister for Education and Skills‌, Ireland.

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What do you think are the key elements of your country's education policy that make it a successful system?

One of the key elements of education policy in Ireland is equity of access to education. Everyone has a right to a high quality education.  This has had a profound impact on our education system and is particularly evident in the provision of free post-primary education and the subsequent expansion of higher education.

In fact, OECD figures show our success so far: 87% of 25-34 year olds in Ireland have completed upper secondary education, compared to an OECD average of 82%. Almost half of that age cohort in Ireland has attained tertiary education, significantly above the OECD average of 38%.

The value that our citizens place on education and the policy of equity of access is driving the expansion of our educational attainment.

What do you think are the key elements of your country's education policy that make it a successful system?

One of the key elements of education policy in Ireland is equity of access to education. Everyone has a right to a high quality education.  This has had a profound impact on our education system and is particularly evident in the provision of free post-primary education and the subsequent expansion of higher education.

In fact, OECD figures show our success so far: 87% of 25-34 year olds in Ireland have completed upper secondary education, compared to an OECD average of 82%. Almost half of that age cohort in Ireland has attained tertiary education, significantly above the OECD average of 38%.

The value that our citizens place on education and the policy of equity of access is driving the expansion of our educational attainment.

Marc Tucker, NCEE
What are the keys to successful education systems? 

John Bangs, TUAC

Jonathan Greenhill, BIAC

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Paul Barker, Ministry of Education,
New Zealand.

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