NORTHERN IRELAND – Fourth Friday
4th Friday @ The VIC
Friday, April 27, 2018
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.