- Shared education is included as one of 19 Signature Projects within Queen’s University’s Social Charter. The Social Charter affirms the University’s commitment to engaging with society and highlights its positive impact, locally and internationally.
- The Centre hosts a UNESCO Chair in Globalising a shared education model for improving relations in divided societies, held by Professor Joanne Hughes. The purpose of this Chair is to reduce prejudice and foster mutual understanding through intergroup contact and intercultural engagement in education.
- Staff from the Centre have had substantial engagement with government, locally and internationally. Colleagues have provided written and oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Committee for Education, most recently to inform the Shared Education Bill (2015). In Israel, Professor Tony Gallagher has presented on shared education to the Israeli Minister of Education and senior advisers; while in Cyprus, Professor Joanne Hughes has met the Minister of Education to discuss the shared education model.
- The Centre’s work has also been profiled in national and international media, including The Telegraph newspaper in the UK, the Haaretz newspaper in Israel (link), and The Forward, a leading magazine for the Jewish community in the USA (link).
Loader, R., Hughes, J., Petroska-Beshka, V. and Tomovska Misoska, A. (2018) ‘Developing social cohesion through schools in Northern Ireland and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: a study of policy transfer’, Journal on Education in Emergencies, 4 (1), pp.114-140.
Blaylock, D., Hughes, J., Wolfer, R. and Donnelly, C. (2018) ‘Integrating Northern Ireland: cross-group friendships in integrated and mixed schools’, British Educational Research Journal, 643-662, 44 (4), pp. 643-662.
Gallagher, A. (2018) ‘The story of Catholic schools in Northern Ireland: past, present and possible future.’ In T.P. Burgess (ed.) The contested identities of Ulster Catholics. Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, pp. 93-110.
Hughes, J., Loader, R. and Nelson, J. (2018) ‘Fostering harmony and dealing with difference in education: A critical review of perspectives on intergroup relations’. In M. Zembylas and A. Keet (eds.) Critical human rights, citizenship, and democracy education: entanglements and regenerations. London: Bloomsbury, pp.123-138.
Donnelly, C. and Burns, S. (2017) ‘Teaching citizenship in the faith school: qualitative evidence from separate schools in Northern Ireland’, Irish Educational Studies, 36 (4), pp. 471-487.
Woelfer, A., Jaspers, E., Blayblock, D., Wigoder, C., Hughes, J. and Hewstone, M. (2017) ‘Studying positive and negative direct and extended contact: complementing self-reports with social network analysis’, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (11), pp. 1566-1581.
Furey, A., Donnelly, C., Hughes, J. and Blaylock, D. (2017) ‘Interpretations of national identity in post-conflict Northern Ireland: a comparison of different school settings’, Research Papers in Education, 32 (2), pp. 137–150.
Holland, C., Hughes, J. and Leitch, R. (2016) ‘Neoliberalism and education: spotlight on Ireland’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1041–1045.
Donnelly, C. and McKevitt, J. (2016) ‘We need to talk about managerialism: on the importance of values dialogue and renewal within Catholic schools’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1078-1090.
Hughes, J., Donnelly, C., Leitch, R. and Burns, S. (2016) ‘Caught in the conundrum: neoliberalism and education in post-conflict Northern Ireland – exploring shared education’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1091–1100.
Donnelly, C., Furey, A. and Hughes, J. (2016) ‘Integrated schools and intergroup relations in Northern Ireland: the importance of parents’, Educational Research, 58 (4), pp. 442-456.
Burns, S. Lyons, E. and Niens, U. (2016). 'The world would just fall apart if there’s no respect at all': children’s understandings of respect for diversity in a post-conflict society. Journal of Peace Education, 1-17. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17400201.2016.1269313
Loader, R. (2016) ‘Exploring the influences on classroom-based contact via shared education in Northern Ireland’, Educational Studies, 1-20. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03055698.2016.1245603.
Loader, R. and Hughes, J. (2016) ‘Balancing cultural diversity and social cohesion in education: the potential of shared education in divided contexts’, British Journal of Educational Studies, 1-23. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00071005.2016.1254156.
Burns, S., Leitch, R., & Hughes, J. (2016). ‘Barriers and enablers of education equality for transgender students.’ Review of Social Studies, Vol 3(2).
Duffy, G., & Gallagher, T. (2016). ‘Shared Education in contested spaces: How collaborative networks improve communities and schools.’ Journal of Educational Change, 1-28.
Gallagher, T. (2016). ‘Shared education in Northern Ireland: school collaboration in divided societies.’ Oxford Review of Education, 1-14.
Gallagher, T., & Duffy, G. (2016). ‘Recognising difference while promoting cohesion: The role of collaborative networks in education.’ In I. Honohan & N. Rougier (Eds.), Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, North and South. Manchester, NH: Manchester University Press.
Loader, R. and Hughes, J. (2016) 'Joining together or pushing apart? Building relationships and exploring difference through shared education in Northern Ireland', Cambridge Journal of Education. Early online publication. doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1125448.
McManus, C (Forthcoming) ‘Dealing with the Legacy of Ethnic Conflict: Confronting ‘Othering’ through Transformative Adult Education—A Northern Ireland Case Study’ Ethnopolitics (Online version currently accessible via http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449057.2016.1190142)
McManus, C (2016) ‘Irish language education and the national ideal: the dynamics of nationalism in Northern Ireland’ Nations and Nationalism Vol. 22, No. 1: pp. 42-62
Hughes, J. and Loader, R. (2016) ‘Plugging the Gap’: Shared Education and the promotion of community relations through schools in Northern Ireland', British Educational Research Journal (in press).