The Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant
RKK awards the annual Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant and has done so since 1995.
The grant is for teachers working in upper secondary schools in Rogaland or other people who are interested and engaged in upper secondary vocational education in schools or as in-service training. The Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant, which has been awarded every year since 1995, was set up by the Board of RKK and is a travel scholarship. The purpose of the grant is to promote the study of upper secondary education outside Norway and the development of international understanding, preferably in Europe. The grant is worth NOK 30 000 and may be awarded to one applicant or several.
The awarding committee consists of the Chairman of the County Council, the Chairman of the RKK Board, the Chairman of the Main Committee for Vocational Education and the Managing Director of RKK.
The 2010 Grant
The scholarship for 2010, to a value of NOK 30 000, has been awarded to Bente Netland who is a Food & Nutrition teacher at Jåttå Upper Secondary School. Her award is to be used for professional development through the study of her specialist subjects in Spain.
The grant was presented by the Chairman of Rogaland County Council, Tom Tvedt, at a ceremony on 31 May.
Photo: Silje Bolset from RKK, Bente Netland and Chairman of Rogaland County Council, Tom Tvedt
The 2009 Grant
Anne Gro Torgersen Solli has been awarded the Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant for 2009, worth NOK 30 000.
Anne Gro Torgersen works at Jåttå Upper Secondary, where she has responsibility for pupils from a minority background. She is a qualified nurse, health visitor and teacher. She has 28 years’ service in the country council, first 15 years as a nurse, then as a teacher in different schools. Anne Gro Torgersen is interested in acquiring professional updating and new challenges through humanitarian work and has therefore chosen to spend 3 months in autumn 2009 doing voluntary work in Ecuador, where she will work as a teacher in Guayaquil. She will familiarise herself with the local training scheme for health workers and decide whether she can use any aspects of this in her own teaching.
Award of the 2008 grant
The grant for 2008 was divided into three equal amounts and awarded to the following applicants:
- Kjell Erik Myren and Tonje Vold from Gand Upper Secondary School, to develop further the school’s collaboration with the Norwegian School in Costa Blanca, Spain. They will make a particular study of student exchange in sports subjects.
- Erling Gilje and Anders Haga from Godalen Upper Secondary School , who will visit BBS Helmstedt in Niedersachsen, Germany to continue the development of collaboration between these two schools.
- John Magnus Nygaard from St. Olav Upper Secondary School, to elaborate and assess collaboration between their school and schools abroad.
Photo from left: Ole Imsland, Erling Gilje, Tom Tvedt, Anders Haga & Kjell Erik Myren
The 2007 grant
Yngvar Svendsen of Rygjabø Upper Secondary School Fisheries Training Centre has been awarded the Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant for 2007. The grant is for NOK 30 000. Yngvar Svendsen aims to work on developing cooperation with companies and educational institutions in Vietnam.
Previous award winners
Brita Dueland from Rygjabø Studiesenter (NOK 30 000), to study the organisation of adult education in Spain. The aim was to establish international cooperation with schools and training organisations.
Randi Tofte and Hildegunn Bru from Bergeland Upper Secondary, for a study trip to Spain and the establishment of practice places and international cooperation.
Gro Birgitte Eriksson from Karmsund Upper Secondary, for a study trip in the hotel and catering trades and establishment of cooperation between Karmsund and LPP Jehanne de France.
Harald Liebich from Stavanger Katedralskole, to study the New Zealand school system and methods.
Sissel Husebø from Øyane nursing home for a study trip to the UK, looking at adult education in the health sector.
Berit Myrvang and Torill Evy Thune from Stavanger Offshore Technical College, for a study trip to southern Europe and the establishment of cooperation in ICT-based teaching methods.
Einar Bjørn Hansen from Stavanger Katedralskole, for the use of IT in teaching and cooperation with the USA.
Magda Refvem and Anders Haga from Godalen Upper Secondary, for internationalisation projects in sewing and textile subjects.
Hilde Robberstad Anfindsen from Haugaland Upper Secondary, for study trips to Italy.
Ragnshild Vikse, Jorunn Thorbjørnsen, Arnhild Våge and Monica Bye from Hinna Upper Secondary, for study trips to Copenhagen, looking at modular systems of adult education.
Isabelle T. A. Ophof Dagestad from Time Upper Secondary, for development work aimed at creating new study programmes in health and care subjects, in cooperation with other European countries.
Lise Kronqvist Håland and Marit Klovning from Bergeland Upper Secondary, for the development of new teaching methods and a study trip to the UK.
Åge Iversen from Haugaland Upper Secondary, for the establishment of cooperation with the school of metal working in Copenhagen and the project method as a work form in schools.
Øyvind Ueland from Bergeland Upper Secondary, for the development and documentation of the theme "offshore pipe system installation".
Elisabet Egelid from Sola Upper Secondary, to study the teaching of ethnic minorities in London.
Geir Hetland from Strand Upper Secondary, for cooperation with France, Latvia and Croatia.
Kirsten Tharaldsen from Gand Upper Secondary, for studies in intercultural communication in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Astrid Falch-Olsen, Januz Krzyzowskier and Vibeke Fuglesang-Damsgård from Gand Upper Secondary, to develop cooperation in arts and crafts subjects in Italy and Poland.
Gaute Bjørnsen from Bryne Upper Secondary, for education of young people who fall outside normal teaching.
Olaug Koll Frafjord from Godalen Upper Secondary, for international agreements with 4 schools on the Faeroe Islands and the development of technical training for the petroleum industry.
Eva Gjerde from Forus Upper Secondary, for studies at the Oxford Faculty of Fine art, Media and Design, bachelor of art education.
Ragnhild K. Thoring from Lundehaugen Upper Secondary, for a summer course at the Philippe Gaulier Theatre School in London.
Klaus Mach from Skeisvang Upper Secondary, for school partnership with Kanthonsschule Wohlen in Göttingen, Switzerland.
Ivar Klovning from Stavanger katedralskole, for the conference “Partners in Chemical Education”.
Leif Gunnar Wikene and Øyvind Ueland from Bergeland Upper Secondary , to study upper secondary level education in England.