Education Resources at the BIC

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Books"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ― Nelson Mandela

The Business Information Centre (BIC) has a very up-to-date collection of modern educational reference books, magazines, newspaper cuttings files, as well as online resources on open access.  They are freely available to all students from primary level upwards. Included are popular titles such as those in the 'Less Stress More Success' series, which covers both the junior and leaving curriculum, and a small selection of 'the Revise Wise' books, also covering these same examinations.

As students progress through the educational cycle the 'Student Yearbook and Career Directory 2015' is at hand. It provides information on different career paths students may wish to follow. Also available is the 'Wolfhound Guide to Part-Time Day & Evening Classes', which is updated every Autumn and provides an indexed A-Z subject listing of all courses imaginable.

The Business Information Centre has a comprehensive collection of magazines, including the Adult Learner, Astir, Education, Explore, In Touch.  We encourage people to search out and explore this collection, but help is always at hand if needed. In tandem with this is a very useful portfolio of educational newspaper cutting files. These are extracted from the daily newspapers and cover subject areas such as Adult Education, Playgroups and Early Start Projects, Post Primary Education, Secondary Education, Third Level Education and the Teaching Profession.
Useful online resources include "Emerald", which specialises in educational journals and case studies.

Facts and figures you may wish to note!:

  • The Minster for Education and Skills is Jan O’Sullivan, Labour Party
  • The Educational Budget for 2015 is €8.809 billion
  • Education is compulsory for every child since 1922
  • At present (2015 statistics) there are 882,749 people in the Irish education system:358,830 in primary education, 389,353 in secondary education and 134,566 in post-secondary education. Though the Business Information Centre is located in Dublin City Centre we welcome all these students and many more to our library.

Education is a process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research.  "You can never be overdressed or overeducated" ― Oscar Wilde

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