New peace, new teachers: student teachers’ perspectives on diversity and community relations in Northern Ireland

A. Montgomery, Claire McGlynn

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    Abstract

    This paper reflects upon student teachers’ conceptions of inter-community relations and the preparation they receive to address issues of diversity and mutual understanding. The study in Northern Ireland is set against a backdrop of political, social and educational change, where a shared, peaceful future appears possible. Student teachers at a Catholic institution and a predominantly Protestant institution indicated a willingness to engage with issues concerning diversity and inter-community relations, despite having a limited knowledge of the concepts. However they also demonstrated clear views about the relevance and value of the preparation they received. The findings are evaluated using multicultural theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)391-399
    Number of pages9
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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