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ERIC Number: EJ963055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Schools Together: Enhancing the Citizenship Curriculum through a Non-Formal Education Programme
O'Connor, Una
Journal of Peace Education, v9 n1 p31-48 2012
In divided societies education for diversity, often introduced via the combined approaches of civic education, citizenship education and community-relations activity, is advocated as a core element of the school curriculum. Its delivery, through formal and non-formal educational approaches, has been routinely recognised as an opportunity for interactive learning, offering intellectual, social and emotional advantages to all involved. From its roots in the non-formal youth sector, the work of the Spirit of Enniskillen (SOE) Trust now encompasses formal partnerships with schools through a "dealing with difference together" programme involving groups of sixth-form students (17-18 years) in a programme for citizenship education as a complementary and/or supplementary option to the subject area of Local and Global Citizenship. Based on a developmental evaluation of the "Schools Together" programme, this paper presents a case study of a collaborative schools-based programme for diversity in Northern Ireland. In particular, it outlines the unique characteristics of collaboration between the formal and non-formal education sectors; highlights the intrinsic value of such programmes for capacity-building and sustainability in schools; and identifies the contribution of such initiatives to educational reform and wider social change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)