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ERIC Number: EJ870373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Journeys of Interaction: Shared Schooling in Quebec and Northern Ireland
McGlynn, Claire; Lamarre, Patricia; Laperriere, Anne; Montgomery, Alison
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v3 n4 p209-225 2009
This article compares experiences of shared schooling in societies with 2 distinctive traits: first, a history of intercommunity conflict and isolation; and second, a segregated school system. Drawing on Parekh's (2006) reconceptualisation of multiculturalism, this article analyses issues arising from experiences of intercommunity contact in shared schools in Quebec and Northern Ireland--in one case, bringing Anglophones and Francophones together and, in the other, Protestants and Catholics. Research data from both contexts is drawn upon to reflect on how this experience is lived. The metaphor of a journey is used to capture what it represents for those involved. A need to clarify, recognize, and exploit the potential of shared schooling for the transformation of divided societies is identified. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)