Multidisciplinary Centre for Research on Children and Youth
UNESCO Centre eNews Summer 2013
Report Published on Civic Engagement Education
We are delighted to share with you the latest publication from the Children and Youth Programme (CYP). The report, entitled ‘Education for Civic Engagement in Post‑primary Schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland: A Rights Perspective’, examines policy and provision for education for civic engagement in post‑primary education in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Research Study Addressing Education in Fragile Situations
Research Associate Christine Smith Ellison has recently undertaken a study which will address Norway’s support to education in fragile situations across the world. The main purpose of the study is to analyze and assess the evidence base that exists on achievements, best practices and emerging issues related to education in fragile situations, with a view to presenting findings in October 2013.
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Researchers Present to Assembly Committee
Researchers from our CYP team presented the findings of research on the role and contribution of classroom assistants in building capacity for inclusion, to the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Committee at Parliament Buildings Stormont on Wednesday 22nd May. The team gave a brief outline of the report, highlighting its key conclusions and recommendations, before answering questions from MLAs.
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Successful Stormont International Development Showcase
The UNESCO Centre was delighted to be a part of the organising commitee for the extremely successful University of Ulster International Development showcase event, designed to coincide with the build up to the G8 meeting of world leaders in Fermanagh the following week, which took place in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Wednesday 12th June.
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Students Reflect on Life Changing Learning Experience
For the last decade the Democracy and Social Change in Northern Ireland Programme has provided an opportunity for students from the United States to live, work and study in Northern Ireland, examining the conflict from multiple perspectives and analysing Northern Irelands resources for building an inclusive and sustainable democracy.
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