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FCT 20110525-11 - IFI Building Integration - Sharing In Education - Andrew Bell DENI


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FCT 20110525-11 - IFI Building Integration - Sharing In Education - Andrew Bell DENI

  1. 1. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Andrew Bell, <br />Head of Community Cohesion Team,<br />Department of Education<br />
  2. 2. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Context<br />Complex demands on education<br />Academic achievement inequalities<br />Separate nature of educational system<br />Recognised role of education in improving community relations<br />Changing in society & political context<br />
  3. 3. Sharing In Education Programme <br />Aims & Objectives<br />Support educational experiences which are shared between young people representative of the two communities<br />
  4. 4. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Aims & Objectives<br />Strategic Projects<br />Facilitate reconciliation through participation in shared educational experiences<br />Linking schools representative of the two communities<br />Support cultural outreach <br />Promote a cross community, cross border approach <br />
  5. 5. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Types of Project<br />Shared Classes<br />Curriculum Based<br />Media Based<br />Parenting<br />Welcoming Schools<br />Formal/Non Formal<br />Peer Leaders/Mentors<br />Sports<br />Hard to reach groups<br />Teacher Training<br />
  6. 6. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Challenges/Issues<br />Demonstrating benefits of shared education to communities & politicians<br />Embedding reconciliation work in schools in a way that is sustainable & affordable<br />Ensuring teachers have knowledge, skills & confidence to address difficult/divisive issues <br />
  7. 7. Sharing In Education Programme<br />Preliminary Results<br />Shared education is feasible<br />Mutually beneficial<br />Evidence of networking & sharing good practice<br />Impact extends beyond schools into communities<br />