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University of Limerick- employed as Professor of Education at the University of Limerick.

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Prof. Marie Parker-Jenkins, University of Limerick
School of Education, FEHS, University of Limerick
Limerick Ireland
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Public Institution
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General Information: 

The University of Limerick has over 14,000 students & 1,000 staff.

The sciences, social seciences, education, medicine and law constitute main discipline areas.

The university has received a number of reqrads for teaching excellence, student opportunity,sustainability etc.

Most of the aacademic programmes lead to professioanl opportunities upon completion & opportunities to study abroad.

Mission and Objectives: 

The University of Limerick is publcally- funded , opened to all , regardless of background.


As well as academic achievement the University aims to produce students are equipped for life in a culturally diverse world.

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Across the university a range of reserach projects including tgose relevant to social justice & human rights.

In addition, outreach projects take place with the wider community & globally..

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I have only 30 years track record in conducting research concerning social justice issues with particular reference to ethnicity and gender. My c.v. includes 8 books & over 100 publications , articles & conference presentations related to social justice issues. I have taught in 7 universities within  4 countries; & undertaken reserarch projects focusing on human rights issues & education. A particualr aspect of my work has been the expansion of schools based on an Islamic basis & responding to cultural diversity within public schools..

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Given my professional & acdemic background I think I am well-placed to contribute to the Network , particularly in terms of my knowledge base of social justice issues.

I have been a taechers, head of dept, vice-principle & professor with a strong background in Education. As well as working at the University of Limerick, I have been honoured with the Aval Martell Chair at Marlander University, Sweden.

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