North South Conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship

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.

The second conference was held for a similar number of participants in the Armagh City Hotel on April 20 -21 2007.

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.