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ERIC Number: EJ1132968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Balancing Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion in Education: The Potential of Shared Education in Divided Contexts
Loader, Rebecca; Hughes, Joanne
British Journal of Educational Studies, v65 n1 p3-25 2017
This article considers how the education systems of divided societies have been shaped in response to the experience of ethnic and religious conflict. The analysis identifies two competing priorities in such contexts--the development of social cohesion and the protection of cultural, ethnic and religious identities--and explores how these may be reconciled through a model of "shared education". Drawing on research evidence and recent experience of shared education in Northern Ireland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Cyprus, we reflect on the advantages and challenges of this model in areas experiencing conflict and division.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); Cyprus; Macedonia; Yugoslavia
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