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ERIC Number: EJ815678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
Rhetoric and Reality: Are Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland Really Making a Difference?
McGlynn, Claire
Irish Educational Studies, v26 n3 p271-287 Sep 2007
This article explores perspectives on the current contribution of integrated schools to society in Northern Ireland and asks whether there is a mismatch between what some expect from the schools and what they may be able to provide. It suggests that integrated education may for some be a magic panacea, whilst those leading the sector see the benefits of integrated education as emerging over a much longer and more realistic timeframe. Based on a series of interviews with principals and with other leaders, this article explores how integrated schools balance the practice and evaluation of integration with other conflicting priorities. It questions the extent to which the schools show variation and argues that greater coherence within the integrated sector might be helpful in the current climate. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)