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ERIC Number: EJ821569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Moving out of Conflict: The Contribution of Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland to Identity, Attitudes, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
McGlynn, Claire; Niens, Ulrike; Cairns, Ed; Hewstone, Miles
Journal of Peace Education, v1 n2 p147-163 Jan 2004
As the integrated education movement in Northern Ireland passes its twenty-first anniversary, it is pertinent to explore the legacy of mixed Catholic and Protestant schooling. This paper summarises the findings of different studies regarding the impact of integrated education in Northern Ireland on social identity, intergroup attitudes and forgiveness and reconciliation. The research is discussed in relation to its implications for the theory and practice of integrated education in Northern Ireland and also for other societies with a legacy of ethnopolitical conflict. It proposes that integrated education in Northern Ireland impacts positively on identity, outgroup attitudes, forgiveness and reconciliation, providing hope and encouragement for co-education strategies in other countries that have suffered from prolonged conflict. Despite a number of challenges, it is clear from the research presented here that integrated education holds great both for building social cohesion and for promoting forgiveness and reconciliation.
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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)