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Education for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

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Niens, Ulrike, Reilly, Jacqueline and McEvoy, Roisin (2005) Education for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. In: Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity: educating citizens in multicultural societies. Trentham Publications, pp. 53-72. ISBN 1 85856 339 9 [Book section]

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Abstract

The Department of Education, Education and Library Boards and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission undertook the first stage of a global and local human rights education pilot project in over 16 schools across Northern Ireland in 2003. An evaluation explored the impact of this project on pupils’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour as well as teachers’ assessments of the impact and its relationship to citizenship education. Employing quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, triangulation of preliminary results indicated grounds for cautious optimism regarding the success of the project. Results also highlighted the importance of incorporating a global and local human rights agenda into the curriculum, possibly most successfully as part of citizenship education. Results are discussed in terms of sectarianism and racism and their relationship to human rights. .

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:18159
Deposited By:Dr Jacqueline Reilly
Deposited On:06 Nov 2012 07:30
Last Modified:06 Nov 2012 07:30

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