A draft report, obtained by RTÉ News, on the place of history in the secondary school Junior Cycle has not advised any change to its optional status.
Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said a leaked document on the place of History in the Junior Cycle at second level is still in the draft stages.
The draft report, which was obtained by RTÉ News, has not advised any change to the subject's optional status.
Why have History and Geography been regarded as less important than the new subjects that are being introduced as part of the new Junior Cert curriculum?Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr McHugh said the NCCA needs to be given the time and space to come up with its own deliberations and observations.
While the draft report into the status of history makes no specific recommendation, it does conclude that "changes to any single component or subject, such as History, has implications for the framework as a whole."