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A Study of the Opportunities for Development Education at Senior Cycle


Author: Annette Honan

Project Advisory Group members:

  • Gerry Jeffers, Education Department, NUI Maynooth
  • Peter Johnson, NCCA
  • Catherine Roche, Development Education Unit, Irish Aid

This study aims to provide an overview of Development Education opportunities at Senior Cycle with specific reference to Leaving Certificate (established), Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, and Transition Year. It identifies areas of strength and challenges with regard to Development Education opportunities at Senior Cycle; looks at the links between Development Education and specific syllabuses; and looks at the shared values, attitudes and behaviours which are promoted through the curriculum, as well as its teaching methodologies and modes of assessment.

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