Teachers and pupils: educational experiences and school based responses to the conflict in Northern Ireland

Ruth Leitch, Rosemary Kilpatrick

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    Abstract

    This article describes a study which examined (a) the impact of the political conflict on teachers' and ppils' experiences of education in Northern Ireland and (b) the impact of curricular-based interventions designed to support the ppils and reduce prejudice. The focus of the second part of the article is on the prejudice reduction initiatives identified. A total of 44 staff and 78 pupils spread across 8 schools participated and both teachers' and ppils' perspectives were identified, the latter being an extremely important dimension which has rarely been addressed in previous studies of this area. The findings, which highlight the complexity of the impact of the political conflict, are considered to have both practical and theoretical implications for prejudice reduction programs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)563-586
    Number of pages24
    JournalJournal of Social Issues
    Volume60(3)
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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