Smith, Alan (2003) Citizenship Education in Northern Ireland: beyond national identity? Cambridge Journal of Education, 33 (1). pp. 15-31. [Journal article]
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The introduction of citizenship education to the curriculum of all schools in Northern Ireland is one way of underpinning a long-term commitment to democratic politics as part of a fragile peace process. However, the concept of citizenship requires careful consideration in a society where there are different loyalties that give rise to conflict over the future constitutional status of the society itself. Neither British nor Irish national identity provides the basis for a ‘patriotic’ model of citizenship that could be accepted in all schools. This article describes the commitments and confidence-building measures contained in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and its implications for developing a concept of citizenship that might transcend the two main nationalisms that exist in Northern Ireland.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||citizenship education; conflict; Northern Ireland|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences > INCORE
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
|Deposited By:||Professor Alan Smith|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2010 21:11|
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2011 15:07|
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