Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/06/2013. Tags: Primary School News
Children in Ireland are less happy in school than pupils in other countries around the world.
This is one of the findings of new research from the Educational Research Centre entitled National Schools, International Contexts - Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS Test Results
, which revealed students in fourth class in Ireland are also more likely to feel as though they do not 'belong'.
The school systems of up to 60 countries were compared as part of the international project - and it was shown that ten-year-olds in Ireland do not tend to enjoy school as much as their peers in other nations, with a lack of sleep identified as a particular problem for Irish schoolchildren.
Despite this, it was found that the issue of bullying
is not as prominent in schools in Ireland as it is in schools in other countries, with Irish pupils more likely to feel safe when in the classroom or playground.
Written by Donal Walsh