‘Eid Saeed!’ to all our friends and colleagues celebrating the end of Ramadam.
We’ve updated our publications on the McIlwraith Education website. It now has the thirteen books we have had published, a range of over twenty articles in books and journals and samples of our conference presentations. The books include Rob’s latest in The English Ideas Project series and Claire’s co-authored book on Blended Learning in ELT. Apart from the books I’ve edited, I have also included research that our former colleague, Alistair Fortune, now retired, and I carried out into the Primary and Secondary education systems in Egypt as well as two non-ELT books. The first of these is an oral history of the crofting community in North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland and my self-help book, Coping with Bereavement.
The articles range from the use of the e-Delphi technique in ELT research to Language-in-Education planning in Tunisia and the Common European Framework.
The presentations include investigations into Blended Learning and English Language Policy Implementation in Egypt and Colombia.
Congratulations to Claire and Rob for successfully completing the Professional Certificate in Human Capital Investment Planning course, which they studied online with abdi Ltd. This means they are now accredited ‘in the leading methodology for planning, measuring and reporting the performance and impact of projects, programme and activities of all kinds tracked through human effort and performance’ (www.abdi.eu.com/services-overview/). They would like to thank their tutors Jeremy Harrison and Jane Massey for their excellent sessions and support, and are looking forward to putting their new found skills into practice.
Many congratulations to Claire who is now a member of the Editorial Panel of the English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ). The panel is made up of eighteen people drawn from a variety of ELT contexts around the world, but all with a familiarity of writing for publication, and with ELTJ. The group carries out anonymous peer reviewing for the Journal and over the course of a year members will typically have some 20 articles to review. Membership is initially for two years.