24th March 2000

 

CONFERENCE CELEBRATES EDUCATION RESEARCH

 

An international education conference which has been two years in the planning and is co-organised by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will go ahead at the end of the month.

 

Fergus O’Sullivan, acting director of the International Education Leadership Centre at the Lincoln campus, is in the final stages of preparing for BEMAS Research 2000, the sixth international conference of the British Educational Management Society.

 

Delegates from around the world are expected at the three-day conference to be held at Robinson College, Cambridge from 29th March.

 

The event represents a coming together of headteachers, principals and educational administrators with policy makers and consultants to hear the latest on various research projects currently underway.

 

“This conference is about how research can inform and improve policy practice in education leadership and management, and how managers can use research to develop and improve their own practice,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

 

In May the International Education Leadership Centre is hosting 17 visitors from Texas, USA, who are coming to exchange ideas on the current and future situation of education in both Britain and Texas.

 

Heading the group of academics and education leaders will be Gary D Brooks, Chair and Director of the Doctoral Program from the University of Texas at El Paso.

 

The International Education Leadership Centre has formed strong links with El Paso and exchange opportunities for students on the Education Doctorate and other programmes are now being considered.

 

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