- Focused research into post primary needs North and South
- Identification of common needs North and South
- Identification and response to common challenges North and South
- Addressing whole school and classroom challenges at post primary level North and South
- Promotion of the inclusive post primary schoolo/classroom
- Enhanced provision for post primary sector
- Sharing best practice
A conference for 120 delegates was held in the Grand Hotel Malahide on Friday 3rd April 2009 to disseminate best practice in this area.
See the report.
Ms Mary Yarr, North East Education and Library Board
Ms Barbara Simpson, Trinity College Dublin
SCoTENS Seed Funding 2008-2009 £3,000
Funding has been granted to two conferences both entitled North South conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship. Fifty people from both jurisdictions attended the first conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan on the 31/9/2004 – 1/10/2004. See the conference report.
The second conference was held for a similar number of participants in the Armagh City Hotel on April 20 -21 2007. See the conference report.
The theme of the second conference was Controversial Issues in the Classroom. The event was facilitated by Dr Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin. Dr Hess is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and has acquired international recognition for her work with teachers around controversial and/or difficult issues.
See the Conference Report Download
Ms Una O’Connor, University of Ulster
Mr Gerry Jeffers, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
- To involving four pairs of schools, in each jurisdiction, that have a history of involvement in intercultural and/or multicultural education and where particularly in the N Irish context, cross-community contact is viewed as one important location for making a contribution to such work.
- To engage Dr Simon Lichman to facilitate residential cross-border professional development with teachers from the paired schools mention in 1. above according to the methodologies of the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage.
- To encourage the school-attached professional personnel connected with the paired schools to attend residential professional development sessions.
- To have two school-home-community projects up and running in each jurisdiction by the end of the school year incorporating an action-research network of practitioners and researchers.
- To have completed a proposal for securing long-term funding.
A Report to SCoTENS on the ‘Bringing School Communities
Dr Ron Smith Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Keith Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Galway