28th February 2001

 

HIGH-FLYING TEACHERS’ CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

 

Two teachers from the high-performing Brooke Weston City Technology College in Corby are to carry out cutting-edge teaching research at the University of Lincoln.

 

Jo Morton and Charlotte Rostron are being funded through the DfEE’s Best Practice Research Scholarships scheme, which helps chosen teachers to look at important teaching-related problems in small-scale research studies.

 

The teachers will work with staff at the university’s International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln to examine problems of teaching history in the National Curriculum and factors affecting girls’ participation in physical education in Year 9 classes.

 

Five staff from Brooke Weston CTC have also signed up to study for an MSc in Education Management at ULH.

 

“Brooke Weston is a high performing school which and consistently comes in the top five schools in the country for GCSE passes,” commented Prof Trevor Kerry of the IELC, who formulated the link-up with Dr Andrew Campbell, Vice Principal at the college.

 

“The new venture is just one of several such schemes operated by the International Educational Leadership Centre, which now has several distance learning cohorts in the United Kingdom.”

 

Impetus for the idea was generated by the Government’s initiative to supply pump-priming funds to schools to support school-based research. The Best Practice Research Scholarships provide about £1,500 to chosen teachers with an emphasis on practicality and the useful of the outcomes to other teachers.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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