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Attitudes to Academic Selection, Integrated Education and Diversity within the Curriculum

Gallagher, Tony and Smith, Alan (2002) Attitudes to Academic Selection, Integrated Education and Diversity within the Curriculum. In: Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: The Eighth Report,. (Eds: Gray, A.M., Lloyd, K, Devine, P, Robinson, G and Heenan, D), Pluto Press, London, pp. 120-137. ISBN 0 7453 1911 4 [Book section]

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The education system has always played a key role in debates on publicpolicy in Northern Ireland. Education has also featured in issuesrelated to the conflict. In particular, three key themes have takenprominence within these debates: the selective system of secondaryand grammar schools, de facto religious schools, and curriculum initiativesto promote tolerance and reconciliation. Reflecting the highlevel of public interest, as well as ongoing research and policy discussions,the Education module of the 1999 Life and Times surveyincorporated these three key themes. This chapter will first outlinethe policy context for each theme, and then discuss the attitudes of thepublic towards them.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:academic selection; intergated education; citizenship education; Northern Ireland
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences > INCORE
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:11469
Deposited By: Professor Alan Smith
Deposited On:09 Feb 2010 16:46
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:44

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