Our Head of Centre for Crawley, Mr McConnell, Visits New York
The ESU Walter Hines-Page Scholarship
Every year scholarships sponsored by the English-Speaking Union and NASUWT are awarded to teachers from the United Kingdom to research an area of education in the United States or Canada. Most travel, accommodation and living expenses during the tour are covered by the award.
In April 2013 after application and interview I was chosen as one of the NASUWT teachers to undertake this scholarship. My research proposal was to compare the experiences of young people excluded from mainstream education in West Sussex with the New York State Department of Education. I spent 3 weeks experiencing schools in New York and talking to teachers, politicians and young people all over New York City. I am currently writing my full report… watch this space.