This section looks at some of the resources available at present for the teaching of Business at Leaving Certificate. This list is by no means exhaustive or complete and is merely an attempt to provide some material suitable for use by teachers and by students.
The word resources in this context refers to anything that supports the teaching of Business in schools. It could include slides, posters, wall charts, newspapers, books and videos. A teacher could collect resources suitable to his/her style of teaching.
Resource lists can be found through the journals of the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland which provide a comprehensive review of all developments taking place in the area of business subjects in second level schools.
The syllabus lends itself to the use of information technology in all areas of business and the use of word processing, spreadsheets and business simulation software may be helpful in the teaching of business. Many new software products are coming on Stream which may be useful in the teaching of the subject.
There are many business magazines which contain information relevant to the course and these can be quite useful in building a library of materials for reference.
Newspapers can often illustrate business situations and business supplements are now a regular feature of many newspapers.
Information packs produced by Government departments, European Union Bodies, Semi state bodies, Business and Labour associations etc. are also available.
Young Enterprise Ireland, Pat/Bernadette Ryan, Forge House, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Tel: 021 373163
Shannon Mini-Company Programme, Curriculum Development Centre, St. Patrick's Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co. Clare Tel: 061 361993, Fax: 061 361151
Young Entrepreneurs Scheme, Mr Monty Tinsley, Y.E.A. 29 Arnold Grove, Glengeary, Co Dublin. Tel 01 2852126
Irish Practice Enterprise Network, City of Galway V.E.C., Island House, Cathedral Square, Galway. Tel: 091 62292/67194
Starting a Business in Ireland, Brian O'Dane, Oak Tree Press Enterprise Series, Merrion Building, Lower Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
The Enterprising School, A practical handbook/guide produced by Ulster Bank, Northern Ireland as support material for their Enterprising School Competition.
Forbairt leaflets on starting your own business, enterprise and innovation. Forbairt, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 8370101, Fax: 01 8379620
County Enterprise Boards, Have been very helpful to schools by assisting in the plalning and operation of mini enterprises.
FAS, Leaflets on starting your own business and on Community Employment and Training Programmes. 27-33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4. Tel 01 6685777, Fax: 01 6682691
Leader Publications, eg. 'Innovative Projects' the 'Leader Magazine', published by the leader Network, I.R.D. Duhallow, Co Cork.
Rural Development, I.C.M.S.A. Irish Farmers Monthly, 31 Deansgrange Rd., Blackrock, Co Dublin
It's Your Own Business, Hazel Davies, a practical, photocopiable workbook from CRAC, CRAC materials are available from Biblios Publisher's Distribution Services Ltd. Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RHI3 8LD, England. Tel: 01403 710851, Fax: 711143.
Pipe Material, City of Galway VEC, Island House, Cathedral Square, Galway, eg. 'Enterprise Development', 'Working World', 'Beyond School', 'Exploring Tourism'.
Labour of Love, A video pack on trade unionism. Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Education and Training Section, 31 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Tel: 01 6680641, Fax: 8722765
Energy and the Environment, A video pack on environmental issues, Eolas.
Bank of Ireland, A resource pack available from Bank of Ireland on undertaking job interviews.
This is a business syllabus and not a law syllabus. Students will be expected to identify and explain the broad effects of the specified legislation on business practice.
- Sale Of Goods And Supply Of Services Act 1980
- Consumer Information Act 1978
- Industrial Relations Act 1990
- Employment Equality Act 1977
- Unfair Dismissals Act 1977
- Data Protection Act 1988
- Companies Act 1990 (as it relates to Private Limited company formation only).
This appendix may be updated from time to time. Schools will be notified a full 2 years in advance of any changes to be made.