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An Tánaiste meets with International Masters in Early Childhood students

Posted: 30 January, 2015

An Tánaiste, Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection and Leader of the Labour Party met with a group of international students who have just commenced their studies in the School of Languages, Law and Social Science.

They are studying on the International Masters in Early Childhood (IMEC) and are based in the DIT campus at Grangegorman for this semester. 

An Tánaiste engaged in a Q&A on Ireland's Early Childhood Education policies; pay and conditions in the sector; and trade union representation. She invited the IMEC group to visit her in Dáil Éireann during their forthcoming semester in Dublin. 

This is the fifth cohort on this Erasmus Mundus funded programme.  A truly international group, the students come from ten different countries including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malta, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Iran, Norway, Philippines, Serbia and Taiwan/China.  Having spent the last semester in the University of Oslo, they will be in DIT for this semester, and the final semester will be spent in the University of Malta.