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Donnelly, Caitlin; Burns, Stephanie – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to examine how teachers teach and students learn about citizenship education in two faith-based schools in Northern Ireland. The data show that participants in the Catholic school were confident in their own identity; teachers encouraged active engagement with contentious, conflict-related debates and students…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Empathy
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O'Toole, Barbara – Irish Educational Studies, 2015
The 2011 "Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector" presented Ireland with an opportunity to rethink the issue of patronage in Irish primary schools, as well as to consider how "religious education" might be approached in such schools in the future. This paper suggests that, for the first time since 1831, Ireland…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Education, Beliefs, Foreign Countries
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Fahie, Declan – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Owing to a variety of complex historical and socio-cultural factors, the Irish education system remains heavily influenced by denominational mores and values [Ferriter, D. 2012. "Occasions of Sin: Sex & Society in Modern Ireland." London: Profile Books], particularly those of the Roman Catholic Church [O'Toole, B. 2015.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity