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Reconnecting Young People in Northern ireland

Austin, R (2007) Reconnecting Young People in Northern ireland. In: Young Citizens in a Digital Age. Routledge, pp. 143-158. ISBN 978-0-415-40912-4 [Book section]

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This chapter is concerned with the role of ICT in citizenship education in Northern Ireland. The main argument presented here is that the evolution of government thinking on citizenship and the place of ICT within that process reflects wider British policy objectives in Northern Ireland. It is further argued that unless the concepts of intercultural competence and re-schooling are fully understood, the opportunities for reconnecting young people will be very limited. The first section sets the context through an analysis of the political and educational situation in the period since the 1998 ‘Good Friday’ peace agreement. The second offers a critique of citizenship education in the curriculum, and the third examines the ways in which ICT has been used to re-connect young people.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:12544
Deposited By: Prof Roger Austin
Deposited On:20 Apr 2010 09:01
Last Modified:23 Jun 2015 14:15

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