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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 May 1995

Vol. 452 No. 4

Written Answers. - Specialist Teacher Training.

Mary Wallace


53 Miss M. Wallace asked the Minister for Education if she has satisfied herself with the level of teacher training for meeting the needs of students with disabilities within non-special schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8134/95]

Graduates of the colleges of education for primary teaching are qualified to teach in both ordinary and special national schools.

From the information available to my Department about the content of both the pre-service primary teacher training courses and relevant in-career development courses, I am satisfied that the level of teacher training is adequate to meet the needs of students with disabilities.