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Lorraine Crean 2017/18 INTO Bursary 22/11/17

Roscommon Teacher Wins INTO Bursary

Lorraine Crean Bursary 2017/18

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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

Lorraine Crean a class teacher in St Comán’s Wood Primary School in Roscommon, was announced as a winner of a bursary from the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation to help fund education research in Ireland.

Ms. Crean’s research (to Doctorate Level at St Patrick’s Campus, DCU) seeks to explore the links between educational language policy in Ireland and the family language policy of migrant families. The influence of the school and teachers on the formation of language and practices of migrant children is explored.

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.