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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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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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UNESCO Chair in New York to Discuss Transitional Justice, Education and Peacebuilding

UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at Ulster University, Professor Alan Smith, has traveled to New York to take part in an expert round-table discussing Transitional Justice, Education and Peacebuilding hosted by the ICTJ and UNICEF. … Continue reading

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Video From Youth Leadership and Sport Symposium Now Available

On August 28, 2014 UNESCO Chairs Mark Brennan (Penn State), Pat Dolan (NUI-Galway) and Alan Smith (University of Ulster), held the “UNESCO Croke Park Symposium on Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership through Sport and Recreation” in Croke Park, Dublin. The … Continue reading

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The Challenges and Promises of History Education in Divided and Post War Societies

Between 24 and 29th July 2014 Dr Alan McCully, from the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster, contributed to the Georg Arnold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace, run by the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany. … Continue reading

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Sign up for the UNESCO Centre Summer eNewsletter

The UNESCO Centre Summer eNewsletter is almost ready for release!  The latest edition will have updates on current projects relating to children and youth in Northern Ireland and Ireland and education and peacebuilding internationally.  There will also be an exciting … Continue reading

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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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UNESCO Centre to Launch New Blog on Education, Rights and Peacebuilding

UNESCO Centre Communications Coordinator James Dillon introduces the new UNESCO Centre Blog, dedicated to bringing forward some of the freshest thinking on educational issues at a local and international level, which will be launched by the Centre in November. Next … Continue reading

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