Edited by Dr. Thomas Walsh and Dr. Rose Dolan
This edited book is the proceedings of a colloquium held in Maynooth University in October 2017 to celebrate the contribution of Professor John Coolahan to education. John was a central figure in educational reform in Ireland and his work has profoundly reshaped the educational landscape across the last four decades. Each contributor to the book focuses on a distinct aspect of Johnís contribution to education, including his role as an educator, a policy maker, an historian of education, a champion of the arts in education and as a researcher. John contributes the final chapter of the book, reflecting on the key developments in the transformation of the education system in recent decades.