Category Archives: News 2012

UNESCO Chair Addresses Bonn Seminar on Education and Fragility

UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Ulster, Professor Alan Smith, recently travelled to Bonn, Germany to address part of a seminar series hosted by German Development Agency, GIZ. The series, ‘Research meets practice: international … Continue reading

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Celebrating Children’s Understanding Of Their Rights

Celebrating and exploring children’s understanding of their rights was the focus of a recent book launch in Belfast, co-hosted by the UNESCO Centre Children and Youth Programme at the University of Ulster and the Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. Continue reading

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UNESCO Chair Addresses German Development Agency Seminar on Education and Fragility

UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Ulster, Professor Alan Smith, recently travelled to Bonn, Germany to address part of a seminar series hosted by German Development Agency, GIZ. The series, ‘Research meets practice: international … Continue reading

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

Christine Smith Ellison, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster has written in the latest edition of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, on The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: an Analysis of Five Change Theories in Sierra Leone. Continue reading

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UNESCO Centre Team Edits New Book on Internally Displaced Persons

A new book edited by UNESCO Chair in Education at the UNESCO Centre in the University of Ulster, Professor Alan Smith, and UNESCO Centre Research Associate Christine Smith Ellison, was released in November. The book, Education and Internally Displaced Persons asks key questions about the main issues affecting displaced persons and provides research and case studies from a number of countries across the world. the book sets out to identify the barriers to education for internally displaced persons and asks how can these barriers be overcome? Continue reading

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UNESCO Centre and CDSA Hold Successful Seminar on the Role of Classroom Assistants

The UNESCO Centre and the Children with Disabilities Strategic Alliance (CDSA) jointly hosted an extremely successful seminar relating to the role of classroom assistants in Northern Ireland in Belfast on 10th October. Continue reading

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UNESCO Centre Co Hosts International Youth Planning Forum in Paris

The UNESCO Centre organised the ‘Plan With Youth’ Policy Forum alongside the Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at the organisation’s Paris headquarters. Continue reading

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Children and Youth Programme Round Up

A quick round up of the latest from our Children and Youth Programme. Continue reading

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UNESCO Centre Researcher Addresses Cambridge Seminar on Peacebuilding

Christine Smith Ellison, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster, was invited to address the latest seminar in the Childhood, Education and Wartime Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge on Thursday 22nd November.  Christine presented the … Continue reading

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New Book on Displaced Persons Edited by UNESCO Centre Team Published

A new book edited by UNESCO Chair in Education at the UNESCO Centre in the University of Ulster, Professor Alan Smith, and UNESCO Centre Research Associate Christine Smith Ellison, has been officially released today.  The book, Education and Internally Displaced Persons … Continue reading

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