More about the Blackwell Fellowship
The Margaret May Blackwell Travel Fellowship
This fellowship is funded by a trust set up in honour of Margaret May Blackwell, who was closely involved in the education and welfare of young children both in New Zealand and overseas.
The trustees of the Margaret May fellowship Trust have offered the travel study fellowship to:
- Preserve the memory of Margaret May Blackwell as an early childhood educator
- Promote ongoing study and research of the development, practice, organisation and philosophy of early childhood education
- Provide opportunities to study in other countries, those early childhood areas of interest having relevance, national significance and benefit to New Zealand
- Permit persons of calibre and expertise in the area of early childhood education to have the opportunity to travel and study overseas.
For early childhood educators
The fellowship is awarded annually to enable suitable persons working in the early childhood education sector to study overseas to gain further experience and subsequently to disseminate that information for the benefit of early childhood education in New Zealand.
First initiated in 1988 the fellowship is now being administered on behalf of the Margaret May Blackwell Trust by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. (NZCER).