A Global Curriculum? Development Education and the Junior Certificate

Written by John Hammond at the CDU in Dublin, A Global Curriculum? Development Education and the Junior Certificate sought to respond to the optimism and possibilities of the new ‘Junior Cycle’, first introduced in 1989.

Aimed at enthusiastic teachers, school principals, educationalists, this study ‘argues realistically and correctly the potential for development education exists at the core of all subjects.’

This study was unapologetically ahead of its time – in seeking to discover the place of development education in the Junior Cycle curriculum and in seeking to make these ideas available and accessible to educationalists as a challenge and an opportunity.

“Perhaps the greatest opportunity facing us is to begin the process in our schools of serving as a moral and political conscience in world affairs.”

– Mary Robinson, President of Ireland, Foreword, A Global Curriculum? Development Education and the Junior Certificate

Produced by: CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit and Trócaire

Year: 1991

Produced by: Just Forests

Format: rescued wood sample

Year: 1987

Courtesy of Tom Roche