15th November 2001

 

EXPERT TO DISCUSS TEACHER SHORTAGE

 

A visiting international education expert is to give a lecture to teachers in the region about the growing teacher shortage crisis.

 

Dr Barry McGaw, Deputy Director of the Education Secretariat in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, will give his lecture ‘Crisis in international teacher shortage’ at the University of Lincoln on Thursday 29th November.

 

The talk is the latest in a series of visits by international educational experts organised for headteachers and teachers in the region by the International Institute for Educational Leadership (IIEL) based at the university.

 

“Dr McGaw is a high-profile and well regarded expert in the field of education,” commented Dr Pam Dettman, senior lecturer at the IIEL. “We are delighted that he is visiting the university to shed light on such an important issue.”

 

Dr McGaw will stay in Lincoln at the weekend to work with postgraduate students studying a doctorate in education (EdD) with the university’s IIEL on subjects such as comparative international education research and national and international education markets.

 

“We run nine taught weekends over a thirty month period for EdD students and each time we invite an international guest to give the weekends a strong international focus,” said Dr Dettman.

 

The lecture will take place at the Lincoln campus at 5.30pm on Thursday 29th November. Anyone interested in attending the lecture must contact Rebecca Inkley on 01522 886206 as places are strictly limited.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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