Date of release: Friday, May 4, 2012

A2233-Education-expert-to-reveal-Indian-students-experiencesRenowned education expert Isabelle Perez-Gore will share her research into the lives of Indian students in the UK at a free event at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 8 May.

Isabelle, pictured, from the University of Reading, is the key speaker at the event, which is being hosted by Greenwich’s Centre for Leadership and Enterprise, within its School of Education.

In her talk she will discuss her research projects, including her study of the experiences of postgraduate students from Delhi on Masters’ programmes within eight universities in the UK. Her findings have important implications for universities committed to widening participation, equal opportunity and intercultural learning.

Her research has also assessed the needs of mature students from India preparing to study in the US and UK for a Masters in various subject areas including development, education, public health, public policy, economics and finance.

Her talk is titled Successes, issues and coping mechanisms: Learning from ‘non-traditional’ Indian students in UK institutions – what seems to work? The event takes place between noon and 1.20pm in Queen Anne Court, Room QA175, Greenwich Campus. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome, with no RSVP necessary.

Isabelle has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years in seven countries, including Egypt, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and the UK. She has been a teacher, trainer, curriculum writer, and consultant for the government education sector, and has taught at several universities and institutions such as City University Hong Kong, Temasek Polytechnic Singapore and New York Institute of Technology Jordan.

She also manages a teacher education programme for primary and secondary Chinese teachers of English and is an adviser for the NGO disabled-child-india, a new initiative which aims to bridge the gap between technology and special education needs in the UK and India.

The Centre for Leadership and Enterprise is a new strategic postgraduate and research centre housed in the university’s School of Education.

This talk is the first in the ‘Barefoot Leadership Research’ series to be hosted at the university, with further events to follow as part of the CELTEL initiative (Centre for Educational Leadership, Trust and e-Learning).

Dr Jill Jameson, Director of the Centre for Leadership and Enterprise, says that Barefoot Leadership is a concept of collaborative leadership which focuses on authenticity, trust and legitimacy.

For more details on the event please contact Priti Chopra, University of Greenwich, at p.chopra@gre.ac.uk

To find out more about studying at the University of Greenwich’s School of Education, please see http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/edu, e-mail courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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