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NORTHERN IRELAND – Fourth Friday

                                                                                     

4th Friday @ The VIC

NORTHERN IRELAND

Friday, April 27, 2018

7pm

The Valparaiso International Center

309 East Lincolnway, Valparaiso

GERALDINE MAGENNIS will discuss the political, social, and educational scenes in her native Northern Ireland and note comparisons with the neighboring Republic of Ireland.  She will provide insights on the unique historical backdrop of her divided island.  Geraldine will also offer some examples of traditional Irish culture. 

Geraldine is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Valparaiso University, specializing in Elementary Education.  She began her professional career as an Early Years teacher in inner-city Belfast, then went on to achieve a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Scholarship (1996-97) which enabled her to teach a second-grade class in Oceanside, California.  She completed her PhD in Northern Ireland and is currently on secondment from St. Mary’s University College in Belfast, where she has trained teachers for the past 13 years.

 

 

 

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 




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