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Anne McArdle 2017/18 INTO Bursary 29/11/17

Louth Teacher Wins INTO Bursary

Anne McArdle Bursary 2017/18

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Press Release
Irish National Teachers’ Organisation
Louth Teacher Wins INTO Bursary

Anne McArdle a class teacher in Réalt na Mara NS, Dundalk, Co Louth, was announced as a winner of a bursary from the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation to help fund education research in Ireland.

Ms. McArdle’s research (to Masters Level in Trinity College) will critically explore and examine the revised induction programme for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) being rolled out in Irish primary schools from the perspectives of the new teacher and more experienced colleagues in the school.

Speaking at the presentation of the bursaries in Letterkenny, the President of the INTO, John Boyle said it was a source of pride to the INTO that up to 75% of primary teachers voluntarily undertake additional training and study.

“By acquiring new skills and expanding their knowledge, teachers enhance their practice and ultimately everyone benefits – including the children in their classrooms,” said Mr. Boyle

Every year all members of the INTO are invited to apply for one of five bursaries awards. The bursaries of €1,500 are considered for any project which has been approved as a research endeavour by a recognised third level institute.

All applications received are examined by an independent assessor who makes recommendations on the applications.

The 2017/2018 Bursaries were announced at a ceremony at this year’s INTO Consultative Conference on Education, on Friday 17 November 2017, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.