12th May 2000
TEXAN VISITORS TO MEET NEW MAYOR
Visitors from the El Paso region of Texas will arrive in Lincoln on Monday (15th May).
The new Mayor of Lincoln, Coun Richard Coupland, will meet the delegation of school chiefs when he speaks at a conference lunch at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next Friday (19th May).
The conference will be the culmination of the week-long visit to the Lincoln campus by the 15 Americans, who are representatives of the University of Texas at El Paso, school district superintendents, school principals and representatives of the El Paso education authority.
Coun Coupland will meet graduates and current students of the centre’s education doctorate programmes as well as the US visitors, who will be at the Lincoln campus to learn more about the English schools system and to establish relations with academics.
A week of tours, meetings and visits to local primary and secondary schools has been organised by Fergus O’Sullivan, acting director of the university’s International Educational Leadership Centre, which will be hosting the Texans.
“We look forward to welcoming our Texan colleagues,” said Mr O’Sullivan. “In many US school districts the education system is very different to the English method of three terms a year and long breaks from learning in between.”
Links are being forged between the IELC and the University of Texas College of Education Doctorate Faculty and they are collaborating on educational exchange programmes.
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