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National Conference Held at Mary Immaculate College entitled A Critical Analysis of North-South Educational Partnerships in Development Contexts

A national conference on the subject of “A Critical Analysis of North-South Educational Partnerships in Development Contexts” took place on Wednesday 30th November, at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

The conference on North-South Educational Partnerships brought together Irish and international experts in the area of educational partnerships to assess and evaluate such partnerships and to consider how future planning and policy decisions, both nationally and internationally, may be improved. The conference also identified and itemised the key issues to be addressed within sustainable, mutually beneficial teacher education partnerships in addition to considering how future planning and policy decisions nationally and internationally may be improved.

Speakers at the conference included :

  • Paula Nolan (Irish Aid)
  • Peter McEvoy (Dublin City University)
  • John Oliphant (Lesotho College of Education)
  • Gerard McCann (St Mary’s University College, Belfast)
  • Mary Kerr (Zambia-Ireland Teacher Education Partnership)
  • Fran Martin & Lynne Wyness (University of Exeter)
  • Peadar Cremin (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)
  • Jonathan Harle (Association of Commonwealth Universities)

Following on from the conference, which was funded by SCoTENS, it is intended to produce either an edited book of papers or a journal special edition to disseminate the lessons learnt from North-South educational partnerships in development contexts which may help to inform future collaborative projects in this field.

 
Speakers from the conference ‘A Critical Analysis of North-South Educational
Partnerships in Development Contexts’ which took place at Mary Immaculate College
today

 Click here to read a copy of the President's speech.

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