October 18, 2001

School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges

18 October 2001
The Marketplace Theatre, Armagh

The Centre held a School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges Study Day at The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh to discuss the findings of this scoping study.

PROGRAMME

09:30 Refreshments
10:00 Opening remarks by the chairman, Professor John Coolahan, National University of Ireland Maynooth
10:15 Opening address by Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, chairman, Northern Ireland Higher Education Council
10:30 North/South School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges: the Current Situation. Paper by Andy Pollak, director, Centre for Cross Border Studies
11:00 Refreshments
11:30 Choice of three workshops:

  • The role of exchange projects within the school curriculum
  • Teacher and student teacher exchanges
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Choice of three workshops:

  • The role of ICT in exchange projects
  • Exchanges also involving countries outside Ireland
  • Exchanges involving schools and youth groups
3:00 Refreshments
3:45 FINAL PLENARY SESSION Reports back from the workshops and discussion Closing comments from the chairman
4:30 Close

PARTICIPANTS

Name Organisation
Adams, Mr Bob Youth Service, North-Eastern Education and Library Board, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Ahern, Mr Vincent Adult Education Organiser, Co Cork County VEC
Andrews, Ms Harriet Careers Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Arlow, Mr Michael Director, SCPE, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Co Derry
Arundel, Mr Liam Chief Executive Officer, City of Dublin VEC
Birch, Mr John The Education and Training Inspectorate, Department of Education, Bangor
Bloomfield, Sir Kenneth Chairman, Northern Ireland Higher Education Council
Breen, Mr P J Principal Officer, Youth Affairs Section, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Brennan, Mr Manus Co Donegal Education Centre
Buchanan, Ms Sandra EU Projects Officer, Monaghan VEC
Burke, Mr Des Youth Work Service, Léargas, Dublin
Clarke, Dr Patricia Research Manager, CCBS
Collins, Ms Karen Project Officer, Youth, Education and Community Programme, Co-operation Ireland, Dublin
Connaughton, Ms Breda North/South Co-operation Unit, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Cooke, Ms Gail Educational Adviser for EMU, South-Eastern Education and Library Board, Belfast
Coolahan, Professor John NUI Maynooth
Cox, Ms Deirdre Teacher, Sligo Grammar School
Crowe, Mr Howard Senior Youth Officer, Curriculum and Operations, Western Education and Library Board, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Cullen, Ms Siuan Co-ordinator for Ireland, Warrington Project
Cunningham, Mr Francis Donegal Education Centre
Danaswamy, Ms Marie President, National Parents Council (Post Primary)
Day, Ms Rosemary Laois Education Centre
Dempster, Mr Arthur Director of Corporate Services, Youth Council for Northern Ireland
Dowling, Mr Pat Head of EU/International Affairs, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Emery, Ms Betty Salmon of Knowlege Project, Edenbrooke Primary School, Belfast
Farrell, Mr Duane N/S Officer, Youthnet/National Youth Council of Ireland, Dublin
Fenta, Ms Frances Field Development Officer NI, Scouting Ireland (CSI)
Gadd, Ms Deborah Senior Programme Officer, CBIET, Belfast
Gallagher, Professor Tony Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast
Geoghegan, Mr Dónall Programme Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland, Dublin
Gleeson, Dr Jim Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick
Glenny, Mr Nigel Co-operation Ireland, Belfast
Hall-Callaghan, Ms Avril Assistant General Secretary, Ulster Teachers’ Union, Belfast
Higgins, Ms Christine Léargas, Dublin
Hughes, Ms Caitríona International Officer, Southern Education and Library Board, Armagh
Hughes, Ms Mairéad Administrator, CCBS
Johnston, Mr Desmond Inspectorate, Department of Education, Bangor
Judge, Ms Maxine European Studies Project, Southern Education and Library Board, Armagh
Keenan, Mr Michael Newry Divisional Youth Office, Southern Education and Library Board, Newry, Co Down
Kelly, Mr Gerry Secondary Adviser, North Eastern Education and Library Board, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Kelly, Ms Vivien Environment and Society Adviser, Southern Education and Library Board, Armagh
Kennedy, Mr Tony Chief Executive, Co-operation Ireland, Belfast
Kerr, Ms Ana International Officer, Belfast Education and Library Board
Lenane, Ms Brigid Churches’ Peace Education Programme, Belfast
Leydon, Ms Moira Assistant General Secretary, Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, Dublin
Lyons, Mr Kevin North/South Ministerial Council
Mackenzie, Mr Dick Joint Secretary, North/South Ministerial Council, Armagh
Mahon, Mr Tony Insight Ireland, Laois Education Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Mann, Mr David Department of Education, Bangor
Martin, Ms Margaret Principal, St Catherine’s College, Armagh
Martin, Ms Marie International Officer, Western Education and Library Board, Omagh, Co Tyrone
McCarthy, Mr Stephen Education Officer (Senior Cycle), National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin
McClarin, Mr David Youth Service Branch, Department of Education, Bangor
McCluskey, Mr Larry Chief Executive Officer, Co Monaghan VEC
McGill, Ms Marianne Civic Link, Co-operation Ireland, Dublin
McGreevy, Ms Geraldine Belfast Education and Library Board
McGrellis, Ms Sheena University of Ulster at Magee College, Derry
McGuinness, Mr Philip Department of Mathematics and Computing, Dundalk Institute of Technology
McKee, Mr David Principal, Duke of Westminster Secondary School, Kesh, Co Fermanagh
McKee, Mr Tom NAS-UWT, Belfast
McKenna, Mr Ciaran Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, Dungannon, Co Tyrone
McKeown, Mr Jim National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, Belfast
McQuiston, Ms Ann Adviser, International Unit, South-Eastern Education and Library Board, Belfast
Moran, Professor Anne Head of School of Education, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Co Antrim
Mulkeen, Mr Aidan Education Department, NUI Maynooth
Mullin, Mr Jim Executive Director, Léargas, Dublin
Murphy, Mr Tony Chief Executive, National Youth Federation, Dublin
Murphy, Ms Paula St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin
Murray, Mr Vince Lecturer in Education, St Angela’s College, Sligo
Nesbitt, Mr Raymond North/South Ministerial Council
Nic Con Iomaire, Ms Nuala Post Primary Inspector, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Nolan PP, Rev Sean Parochial House, Emyvale, Co Monaghan
O Diomasaigh, Mr Sean Principal, St Michael’s Boys National School, Trim, Co Meath
Ó Longáin, Mr Seán Chief Executive Officer, Co Donegal VEC
Ó Raghallaigh, Mr Conor North/South Ministerial Council
O’Conchubhair, Mr Torlach Assistant Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
O’Donnell, Mr Eddie Donegal Education Centre
O’Malley, Mr Conor North/South Ministerial Council
O’Shea, Ms Karen Human Rights Education Co-ordinator, Curriculum Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Peel, Mr James Education Officer (Youth), South Eastern Education and Library Board, Belfast
Peover, Mr Stephen Deputy Secretary, Department of Education, Bangor
Pollak, Mr Andy Director, CCBS
Power, Mr Brian North/South Co-operation Unit, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Regan, Mr Colm Let’s Talk, Bray, Co Wicklow
Regan, Mr Leo Arts Education Organiser, Co Sligo VEC
Rogan, Ms Marian Teacher, St Catherine’s National School, Kells, Co Meath
Rowan, Ms Anne International Officer, International Unit, South Eastern Education and Library Board, Belfast
Ryan, Mr Pat Chief Executive Officer, Galway City VEC
Simms, Mr W George Co-ordinator, Horizon Project, Belfast
Smith, Professor Alan University of Ulster at Coleraine, Co Derry
Smyth, Mr Terry Department of Education, Bangor
Smyth, Ms Jane Dissolving Boundaries, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Co Derry
Sweeney, Ms Bernice International Officer, Youth Council for Northern Ireland, Belfast
Sweeney, Ms Patsy Regional Development Officer, Second Level Support Service, Department of Education and Science, Dublin
Tate, Mr Billy Principal, Aughnacloy Primary School, Co Tyrone
Turner, Ms Fern Regional Officer, National Association of Head Teachers, Belfast
Uí Chonchúr, Ms Phyll Director, Gortahork Education Centre
Vesey, Ms Ita Youth Officer, Western Education and Library Board, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Ward, Ms Eilís Curriculum Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Watson, Ms Mae Wider Horizons Programme (teacher training), Director of External Affairs, Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Weir, Ms Donna Youth Section, South Eastern Education and Library Board
White, Mr John Deputy General Secretary, Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, Dublin
Yarr, Ms Mary Language Adviser, Craigavon Teachers Centre, Co Armagh
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