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SEMINAR – Improving Outcomes for Children With Special Educational Needs

As part of the 2015 ESRC Festival of Social Science the UNESCO Centre at Ulster University is delighted to invite you to a Seminar, Capacity Building for Inclusion – Identifying Best Practice to Improve Educational and Social Outcomes for Children … Continue reading

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Shared Future or Separate Development? The Political Economy of Education Policies in Northern Ireland

UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at Ulster University, Professor Alan Smith, was honoured to give this years annual NICIE/All Children Together Dunleath Lecture, hosted by the School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast. The Lecture, … Continue reading

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Research Team Attend UNESCO Forum On Global Citizenship Education

UNESCO Chair in Education at Ulster University and Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding Co-Director, Professor Alan Smith, joined international experts on Global Citizenship Education in UNESCO Paris this week at the Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education. The … Continue reading

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‘Schools are an Ideal Place to Study Memory’ – UNESCO Centre Guest Lecture

An invited audience of over 30 academics, students and representatives of the community and voluntary sector attended the UNESCO Centre Fulbright Scholar, Elizabeth Worden Anderson’s Guest Lecture the Ulster University Belfast Campus on Wednesday 21st January.  The lecture, ‘Teachers, Citizenship, … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture: Teachers, Citizenship, and Memory: Implications for Post-Conflict Societies

You are cordially invited to a UNESCO Centre at Ulster University Guest Lecture, ‘Teachers, Citizenship, and Memory: Implications for Post-Conflict Societies’ with Elizabeth A Worden, Associate Professor, American University, Washington, DC on Wednesday 21st January, 2.30 pm, in Room 82C02, … Continue reading

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UNESCO Centre Submission to Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry

The UNESCO Centre Submission to the ongoing Northern Ireland Assembly Education Committee Inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education is now available. The submission discusses the relevant issues pertaining to sharing in education in Northern Ireland, including cost implications, defined outcomes, shared campus projects, and international experience of shared education, as evidenced by UNESCO Centre research in Bosnia Herzegovina. Continue reading

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Time to Pause and Reflect on Shared Education

Writing in the Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday 9th December Professor Alan Smith from the UNESCO Centre at Ulster University questioned Executive plans to spend £25 million on a shared education programme in Northern Ireland over the next 4 years. Read … Continue reading

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The Role of Education in Sustainable Peacebuilding

The UNESCO Centre at Ulster University is delighted to introduce the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, an exciting new partnership which aims to contribute to research, policy and practice in the fields of education, conflict and peacebuilding. Between July … Continue reading

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Introducing the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding

We are delighted to introduce the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, an exciting new partnership which aims to contribute to research, policy and practice in the fields of education, conflict and peacebuilding. Learning for Peace ‘Learning for Peace’ – … Continue reading

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VIDEO: History Education in the Northern Ireland Curriculum

Dr Alan McCully from the UNESCO Centre discusses History Education in the Northern Ireland Curriculum in this short video presentation. Continue reading

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