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Sharing classes between separate schools: A mechanism for improving inter-group relations in northern ireland

Abstract:

One manifestation of division and the history of conflict in Northern Ireland is the parallel education system that exists for Protestants and Catholics. Although recent decades have seen some advances in the promotion of integrated education, around 95% of children continue to attend schools separated on ethno-religious lines. In 2007 a programme for sharing education was established. Underpinned by intergroup contact theory, and reflecting educational priorities shared by all school sectors...

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Publisher copy:
10.2304/pfie.2012.10.5.528
Journal:
Policy Futures in Education More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
5
Pages:
528-539
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-2103
ISSN:
1478-2103
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:385057
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uuid:e94b4ea0-907e-4d01-8c04-ec31be74b8de
Local pid:
pubs:385057
Source identifiers:
385057
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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