In this chapter we provide a broad overview of the education system discussing both the system of schooling and the network of both statutory and voluntary bodies that are responsible for the administration and management of the system. We begin with an examination of the administrative structures. This network of statutory and non-statutory bodies has increased in number over recent years, illustrating the diversity of vested interests in the system. This is followed by an examination of the system of schooling and the chapter concludes by exploring the significance of changes that have taken place in terms of its implications for a more pluralist society where each is accorded parity of esteem and equality of opportunity.
|Title of host publication||Education, Devolution and Pluralism in Northern Ireland|
|Editors||C. Donnelly, R.D. Osborne, P. McKeown|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|