A new research centre for education was officially
launched at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Centre for Developmental and Applied
Research in Education (CeDare) will be based at the
University’s Walsall Campus.
The official launch took place on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 in
the University’s WN building, which opened last year. Professor
Sally Glen, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic and Professor Jo Allan,
Associate Dean and Director of CeDARE, launched the new centre.
Professor Jo Allan said: “CeDARE has been formed thanks to
fantastic developments in research activity at the School of Education. These includes the
appointment of professors, readers, research fellows and research
assistants, the creation of a doctor of education programme and a
significant increases in commissioned research.
“We are delighted to be opening this new centre, which aims to
promote high quality developmental and applied research of
regional, national and international standing.
“The Centre offers a forum for researchers, academics, policy
makers and practitioners to exchange ideas, engage in informed
dialogue and build capacity to investigate significant issues that
educationalist face today. The Centre is rapidly establishing
itself as a high quality leader of evaluation and impact studies
and is at the cutting edge of multi media dissemination to promote
the effective transfer of research into practice and policy.”
Examples of projects and publications carried out within CeDare
was showcased at the launch.
CeDARE recently won a research bid for the Training and
Development Agency for Schools (TDA) which analyses the impact of
information technology on initial teacher training programmes.
The centre will build on the achievements of the School of
Education, the Institute for Learning
Enhancement (ILE) and colleagues working in subject-related
pedagogic research across the University.
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Date Issued: Thursday, 12 February 2009
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