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History Teaching to Promote Positive Community Relations in Northern Ireland: Tensions between Pedagogy, Social Psychological Theory and Professional Practice in Two recent Projects

McCully, Alan and Reilly, J (2017) History Teaching to Promote Positive Community Relations in Northern Ireland: Tensions between Pedagogy, Social Psychological Theory and Professional Practice in Two recent Projects. In: History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation. (Eds: Psaltis, Charis, Carretero, Mario and Čehajić-Clancy, Sabina), Palgrave-Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland (ebook), pp. 301-320. ISBN 978-3-319-54681-0 [Book section]

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URL: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-54681-0

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54681-0

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors, a history teacher, researcher and teacher educator and an education researcher with a social psychology background, consider the role of history teaching in promoting community relations in Northern Ireland, with specific reference to funded projects. The Northern Ireland context for history teaching is briefly outlined followed by an overview of relevant social psychological theory, concepts and research. Educational responses to the conflict and post-conflict situations are explored and especially steps taken to develop the history curriculum to promote community relations. Specifically, the extent to which history teachers may be expected to deliver outcomes beyond their disciplinary remit is examined through two funded history education projects which explicitly aspire to contribute to improved relationships between young people from Unionist and Nationalist backgrounds. We conclude that given professional autonomy, identity and values, teachers of history in Northern Ireland are likely to differ in their implementation of such projects and to value disciplinary outcomes over project aims: as such outcomes in relation to promoting community relations are likely to be less consistent than discipline-related outcomes.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:History Education Social Psychology Northern Ireland Community Relations Pedagogy Controversial Issues
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:38637
Deposited By: Dr Alan McCully
Deposited On:18 Sep 2017 14:24
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:31

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