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May 20, 2004

Cross-Border Higher Education Co-operation in Ireland and Europe

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 4 20 – 21 May 2004 Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co.Cavan The keynote speakers were Professor Linda Nielsen, Rector of Copenhagen University, one of the driving forces behind the Øresund cross-border university network linking 12 higher education institutions in Denmark and southern Sweden; and Professor Gerry McKenna, Vice-Chancellor of the University […]

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April 27, 2004

North/South Student Teacher Exchange Evaluation Day – Year 2

Friday 30 April 2004 Marino Institute of Education, Dublin The purpose of meeting was to share joint perspectives on the North/South student teacher exchange initiative, which was organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies under the auspices of the Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South. It was important to gather an honest […]

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March 15, 2004

New SCoTENS funding application approved

SCoTENS, Standing Conference on Teaching Education, North and South, administered by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, have approved new funding applications for research projects and conferences. They included: Continuing Professional Development North and South: Policy, Provision, Processes and Possibilities Dr Paul Conway (NUI Cork), Dr Hugh Kearns (Stranmillis UC), Dr Mary McAteer(University of Ulster, […]

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February 4, 2004

North/South Student Teacher Exchange Orientation Day – Year 2

4 February 2004 Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh Emer Egan, Assistant Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Science in Dublin and Marion Barriskell, Special EU Programmes Body project officer opened the North South Student Teacher Exchange Orientation Day (Year 2) in the Centre for Cross Border Studies in Armagh. Programme 11.00 am Refreshments and […]

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January 22, 2004

Pride of Our Place Workshop

Pride of Our Place: Phase II 2002 – 2006 This is a three-year project to bring together a group of primary schools in border areas in both jurisdictions which have suffered from the Northern Ireland conflict so that they can study a key feature or area in their locality by looking at it historically and […]

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January 15, 2004

Higher Education Conference Series

The Department for Employment and Learning in Belfast and the Department of Education and Science in Dublin, together with representatives of the university, institute of technology, further education and student sectors, North and South, have come together to organise a series of conferences on aspects of higher education in Ireland. They have asked the Centre for Cross […]

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November 27, 2003

40 teachers on innovative cross-border science and citizenship exchange project to be trained in Monaghan

Press Release 27 November 2004 The Centre for Cross Border Studies and Dublin City University have set up Citizenship and Science Exchange (CaSE), an ICT-based cross-border schools project aimed at deepening understanding of similarities and differences between science and citizenship education in secondary schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 40 teachers from […]

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November 6, 2003

Ireland can learn from US university entry programmes that begin at age 11, top American educationalist tells Belfast conference

Press Release 6 November 2003 Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can learn from the American example by starting to prepare their disadvantaged young people for third level education at the age of 11, the US’s leading spokesman for wider access to higher education has told a Belfast conference. Dr Arnold Mitchem, President of […]

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November 6, 2003

Widening Access to Third Level Education on the Island of Ireland: Towards Better Policy and Practice

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 3 6-7 November 2003 Ramada Hotel, Belfast The purpose of this conference was to discuss how improved collaboration in policy and practice issues could widen access to Higher Educationon on a North/South basis. This was the third in a series of North/South Higher Education Conferences. PROGRAMME Thursday 6 November Chair: […]

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October 8, 2003

Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS)

Annual Conference: Challenges to teacher education & research North and South 9-10 October 2003 Grand Hotel Malahide The Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) held a major conference in Malahide, Co Dublin, in October 2003 under the title ‘Challenges to Teacher Education and Research, North and South’, with a keynote address from […]

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