Saturday, May 16, 2009

Niall MacMonagle's 'Text'

The Irish Times magazine today carries a feature by Grainne Faller on Niall MacMonagle, who teaches at our neighbours Wesley College, and whose new Transition Year book Text has just been published :-

He is positive about the recent changes to the English course and exams. 'I know pupils are happier with the exam now,' he says. 'It’s interesting though, when the course changed a few years ago we all thought, ‘Oh great, now we can teach The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, we can teach Inside I’m Dancing.’ But then at the end of the year I asked my class, ‘Who’s the best?’ They all said Shakespeare! They’re right of course. You can’t beat him.

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