Alan was previously a teacher and has worked as an Education Manager with CCEA since 2005. He is responsible for supporting and developing Learning for Life and Work and Citizenship and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities in the curriculum. He has written teacher guidance on teaching citizenship and controversial issues. Alan’s doctoral dissertation explored the role of NGOs in contributing to Local and Global Citizenship and building social capital. He was part of the DE Community Relations policy review group and contributed to Community Relations Equality and Diversity (CRED) policy development and guidance. Alan has written academic papers on citizenship education and given presentations on the International Thinking Skills Conference and the People’s Friendship University of Moscow. He is currently working on the Shared Education Programme and developing training and support for teachers including Citizenship. 

This profile was last updated on February 19, 2020

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