Thursday, 22 December 2011

MEMBERS' NEWS: David Kerr joins the Citizenship Foundation as Director of Educational Programmes

The Citizenship Foundation (CF) are delighted to welcome David Kerr as our new Director of Educational Programmes. David has a strong track record in citizenship education at UK, European and international level and has long been familiar with our work.
‘I am keen to strengthen the educational programmes,' says David, 'and ensure that the Foundation continues to be at the cutting edge of developments in practice and policy. In a rapidly changing world the need for high quality citizenship education, both in and beyond the UK, is greater than ever.'

Prior to joining CF David worked as a senior research officer and then Research Director at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). He was seconded as Professional Officer to the Citizenship Advisory Group (the 'Crick Group') and then as citizenship consultant to the DfES (now Department for Education (DfE)).

David was Research Director of the groundbreaking Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) and is Co-Director of the IEA's International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), which involves 38 countries worldwide. David is the UK representative for the Council of Europe's Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education Project (EDC/HRE).

He brings to CF his current activity as a long-term consultant to the major new three year European Commission/Council of Europe Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education Project (DCHRE) in Turkey and also as co-investigator of an EC study on Active/Participatory Citizenship.

David is keen to strengthen links between CF and European organisations and build new cross-country partnerships and projects. He can be contacted here.

Ruxandra Ratiu, International Projects Manager at Citizenship Foundation (UK)