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History Teachers Association of Ireland

The History Teachers' Association of Ireland

The History Teachers' Association of Ireland/Cumann Múinteoirí Staire na hÉireann is the only professional body whose sole purpose is to represent the interests of those involved in teaching history. 

Each year, we are lucky enough to have their help in contributing lesson plans to our annual supplement in the Irish Independent. 

The HTAI aims:

  • to protect and foster the role of history within the Irish education system
  • to encourage the better teaching of history by keeping Irish history teachers in contact with new developments in historical research and new approaches to history education
  • to keep Irish history teachers in touch with international thinking on education through affiliation with EuroClio and other international bodies.

How is the HTAI organised?

The HTAI has a federal structure. History teachers in a local area may establish a branch which then seeks affiliation with the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the HTAI.

The CEC consists of the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the editors of Stair and newsletter, the webmaster, plus two delegates from each branch of the HTAI.

The CEC is the governing body of the HTAI. It meets several times a year to decide policy, to appoint people to represent HTAI on various bodies and, in conjunction with local branches, to organise in-service courses funded in part by the Department of Education and Science.

http://www.htai.ie

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

Aims and Objectives