Dr. Alistair Ross, Professor of Politics and Education in the School of Social Sciences at the London Metropolitan University, UK, was a guest lecturer to the UACS School of Foreign Languages

Dr. Alistair Ross, Professor of Politics and Education in the School of Social Sciences at the London Metropolitan University, UK, was a guest lecturer to the UACS School of Foreign Languages

On 14 April 2021, Dr. Alistair Ross, Professor of Politics and Education in the School of Social Sciences at the London Metropolitan University, UK, was a guest lecturer to the UACS School of Foreign Languages undergraduate and postgraduate students of English, mainly in the English language teaching concentration. The guest lecture’s topic was “Young Europeans and young Macedonians: emerging ideas about identities and the potential for deliberative discussion in the classroom”.

Professor Alistair was a Faculty Research Director in Humanities and Education from 1992-98, who established and directed a European Commission Academic Network (Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe, CiCe) from 1998-2008. Now he is largely supervising research students and currently coordinating the Area Studies submission to the UK Research Assessment Exercise (2021). He is a member of the Political Studies Association, the British Educational Research Association, the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Association, and the East European Network of Citizenship Educators. Professor Ross has published on higher education and social class; curriculum; access to higher education; attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers; the crisis in teacher supply; multicultural education; English language knowledge for secondary teachers and many other articles on young people’s education and their views expressed in the language classroom.

UACS thanks the professor for sharing his research findings with our students.