4 May 2000
The Centre for Cross Border Studies organised a series of seminars for invited Study Groups of 30-50 practitioners and academics in the main areas covered by its mapping study of North/South co-operation, including a paper dealing with education.
The seminar on Education took place at the Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh, and at The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh, on 4 May 2000. Invitations were sent to key individuals in universities and teacher training centres, government departments, trade unions, educational NGOs and other relevant organisations, and a list of those who attended is given below.
To encourage open discussion the event was mainly held under the Chatham House rule, which means that views expressed by individuals will not be attributed to them in any publication about the event (without their express consent). The Centre departs slightly from the rule in disclosing the identity of participants, but it may not be assumed that anyone present agreed with any or all of what was said.
Professor Áine Hyland, vice-president, University College Cork/NUI Cork
|10.25||Education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: the value of interdependence
Professor Tony Gallagher, Queen’s University Belfast
|10.45||The present state of cross border co-operation in education
Andy Pollak, director, Centre for Cross Border Studies
|11.30||Choice of three workshops:
1) Cross-border school exchanges: Are they working? Should they be funded and organised by the Departments, North and South?
2) Citizenship education: Should this be the first area for major co-operation? What scope is there for cross-border reconcilation through citizenship education?
3) Tertiary co-operation: Are the universities doing enough? Should cross-border student flows be left to market forces? How can the present modest level of research collaboration be improved?
|1.45||Choice of two workshops:
4) Teacher education: How should cooperation be enhanced in teacher training and qualifications, as the only cross-border educational area flagged by the Good Friday Agreement?
5) Under-achievement and social exclusion: How can ‘lifelong learning’ (including basic skills) be improved in a cross-border context? What should be the roles of further education and adult education?
|3.30||Report back from workshops (six minutes each)|
|4.00||Final discussion (chaired by Professor Gallagher) on future research and policy priorities|
|Michael Arlow||University of Ulster|
|Dr Esmond Birnie||MLA, UUP|
|Loretta Bullock||Advisor, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS)|
|Rev. Liam Carey||CCBS Board|
|Dr Robson Davison||Dept of Higher & Further Education, Training & Employment|
|John Devitt||Mater Dei Institute of Education|
|Ray Donagh||Standing Conference (Drogheda College of FE)|
|Pat Dowling||Department of Education and Science|
|Dr Sheelagh Drudy||Department of Education, NUI Maynooth|
|Seán Farren||MLA, SDLP|
|Jerry Fitzpatrick||Training and Information Officer, Teachers’ Union of Ireland|
|Prof. Tony Gallagher||School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast|
|Dr Rosemary Hamilton||Open University|
|John Hammond||National Council for Curriculum and Assessment|
|Andrew Harwood||Secretariat of the North/South Ministerial Council|
|Richard Holmes||Deputy Director, NI Higher Education Council|
|Prof. Áine Hyland||University College Cork|
|Alisa Keane||Student Development Advisor, NUS-USI|
|Brigid Lenane||Churches Peace Education Programme|
|M. Leydon||Asst Gen. Sec., Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland|
|Prof. Kathleen Lynch||Equality Studies Department, University College Dublin|
|Joseph Martin||Chief Executive, Western Education and Library Board|
|Lorna McAlpine||Senior Development Officer, NI Council for Integrated Education|
|Dr Joseph McCann||St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra|
|Helen McClenaghan||Chief Executive, Southern Education and Library Board|
|Larry McCluskey||VEC Administration Centre, Monaghan|
|John McCullagh||Belfast Education and Library Board|
|Roger McCune||Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA)|
|Marianne McGill||Co-operation Ireland|
|Tom McKee||General Secretary, NASUWT|
|Rev. Houston McKelvey||Church of Ireland Education Centre|
|Dr Mark Morgan||St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra|
|Fr Sean Nolan||Truagh-Aughnacloy Project|
|Paul Nolan||Director, Workers’ Educational Association|
|Albert Ó Ceallaigh||Chief Executive, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment|
|Deirdre O’Donoghue||Co-ordinator, Educate Together|
|Karen O’Shea||Curriculum Development Unit, City of Dublin VEC|
|Gerry O’Sullivan||Higher Education Authority|
|Prof. Bob Osborne||School of Public Policy, Economics and Law, University of Ulster|
|Stephen Peover||Deputy Secretary, Department of Education|
|Gerry Pritchard||National Parents Council—Primary|
|Des Rainey||Irish National Teachers’ Organisation|
|Colm Regan||Let’s Talk|
|Representative||Association of Northern Ireland Colleges|
|Paul Rowe||Chairperson, Educate Together|
|Andrew Ryan||European Studies Programme, Navan|
|Mr Sloan||South Eastern Education and Library Board|
|Centre for Cross Border Studies|
|Dr Patricia Clarke||Research Manager|
|Ciarán Ó Maoláin||Researcher|
See the education mapping study.
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