This post is more of a personal reflection on arriving in the USA rather than the conference which starts in earnest at 0830 tomorrow.

Entry to the USA started with fingerprint scans (been twice before but never had that). No question of whether I was willing to give my personal biometric data – just assumed. Car hire was slick (although I needed help with the push-button ignition on an automatic car) and I found myself in an over-sized gold can listening to Pink Floyd on the radio whist doing 55 on a six lane (12 I suppose) highway.

hire carChicago may have it’s attractions but, like any modern city, the surroundings are not pretty. Driving was draining – not life-threatening like Rio or Barcelona but a lot of ‘rigs’ at close quarters.

Tomorrow is a day on mixed methods and I am quite looking forward to learning more about different perspectives on this – with it’s potential clash of paradigms and approaches to validity. Tomorrow will tell…


About Mike Martin

Teacher educator based at Liverpol John Moores University in the UK. Researching subject knowledge of pre-service teachers.
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2 Responses to Arrival

  1. Sandra Horne Martin says:

    Big car! We miss you!

  2. Richard Vickery says:

    Meanwhile back in Liverpool it rains and the temperature hovers around 6 degrees! Have a good conference.


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