Monthly Archives: March 2014

CYP Meets Teaching Unions to Discuss Special Educational Needs

Researchers from the UNESCO Centre Children and Youth Programme (CYP) met with representatives from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Education Group in Belfast on Tuesday 25th March. The ICTU group has representation from all of the unions representing teaching … Continue reading

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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: An Analysis of Five Change Theories in Sierra Leone

Writing in the March 2014 edition of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, UNESCO Centre Research Associate Christine Smith Ellison reflects on, The role of education in peacebuilding: an analysis of five change theories in Sierra Leone.  Outlining the … Continue reading

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The Role of Oral History in Understanding a Troubled Past

This month’s UNESCO Centre guest blog comes from Dr Alan McCully, Senior Lecturer in History and Citizenship Education at the University of Ulster. Alan reflects on the role of oral history projects in understanding a community’s troubled past, with particular reference to the education system in Northern Ireland.
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All Six UNESCO Centre Children and Youth Programme Reports Available Online

All six UNESCO Centre Children and Youth Programme (CYP) Reports are available on the dedicated Programme website. The first phase of the programme was completed with the publication of the sixth report, which focused on the relationship between Maternal Mental Health and Poverty, and its relationship with children’s education. Each report can be accessed as a full pdf, or as a three or one page briefing note. Continue reading

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