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UNESCO Centre eNews Winter 2012
 
UNESCO Centre Co‑Hosts International Forum
How young people around the world can be engaged to ensure education meets their needs was the focus of a policy forum in Paris co‑hosted by the UNESCO Centre at University of Ulster in October. 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).
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Children and Youth Programme Round Up
The UNESCO Centre Children and Youth Programme (CYP), our unique collaboration with the Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, has had a busy Autumn, with the launch of our latest report addressing the role of Classroom Assistants in building capacity for inclusion, presentations to Parliamentary Committees, and the constitutional referendum on Children’s Rights In Ireland.
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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.
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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding
Christine Smith Ellison, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre, 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’. Christine was also invited to address the Childhood, Education and Wartime Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge in November.
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Successful Seminar on the Role of Classroom Assistants
The UNESCO Centre and the CDSA jointly hosted an extremely successful seminar relating to the role of classroom assistants in Northern Ireland in Belfast on 10th October. The seminar, attended by over 60 people including elected representatives, civil servants, teachers and parents, explored the unique and sometimes undervalued role carried out by classroom assistants in Northern Ireland.
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