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Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Sight loss and schooling - an afterthought
In the latest article in our series on education, we look at how the system helps - or, rather, does not really help - people with sight loss.
Irish: how can an endangered language be a threat?
It is time we had a mature debate about the Irish language. To do so we need to get a much broader context for our discussions.
The benefits of learning Irish
Scope continues its focus on education in Northern Ireland with a look at the Irish language – discussing lifelong learning, bilingualism, immersion and increasing access.
Debate of the Week: Social Strategy
In the last Stormont focus before Christmas recess, we look at what the Communities Minister is and isn’t saying about his plans for a social strategy.
The political future of advanced nations is more uncertain than ever
2016 has been a remarkable year for politics but don’t draw a line under anything as we approach the new year – now, as much as ever, it is destination unknown.
The draft Programme for Government and education
Scope takes a look at the draft PfG, currently out for consultation, and the educational aspects of its strategic aims and associated indicators.
Debate of the Week: Question Time with Arlene Foster
Our Stormont snapshot takes its first foray into oral questions; we look at an aspect of Fresh Start that aims to reduce paramilitary influence.
Debate of the Week: sustainable schools and area planning
This week’s look at Stormont plenary sessions focuses on Education Minister Peter Weir’s statement on future plans for the schools estate.
Integral to the future - integrated education, a choice for everyone
In the first of our big series on education in Northern Ireland, Scope talks to the Integrated Education Fund about their vision for schools.
Debate of the Week: NSMC and education
The latest Debate of the Week is a Brexit-infused look at a recent meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council.
Debate of the Week – Rural Bank Closures
Week three of our new eye on Stormont’s plenary sessions and we look at the SDLP’s motion on rural bank closures.
Debate of the Week: Housing Selection Scheme
The first in a new series – we run the rule over one discussion from Stormont’s plenary sessions while the Assembly is in session. First up: housing selection.