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Maeve McCafferty INTO Bursary 10/02/17

Second Roscommon Teacher Wins INTO Bursary

Maeve McCafferty INTO Bursary 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

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

Maeve McCafferty, a native of Termon, Co. Donegal was announced as a winner of a bursary from the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation to help fund education research in Ireland.

Ms. McCafferty’s research (to Masters Level in Trinity College, Dublin) in light of recent education reforms and policy developments in Ireland, aims to establish the impact of an increasing culture of accountability on primary teachers’ autonomy and professional responsibility.

Speaking at the presentation of the bursaries in Dublin, the President of the INTO, Rosena Jordan 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 Ms. Jordan
Every year since 1993 primary teachers undertaking research have been supported by the INTO through the Bursary Scheme. This year, five awards of €1,500 were made. A total of 54 applications were submitted and judged by an independent assessor from one of the third-level institutes.

An awards ceremony was held in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin on 9 February 2017.