28/08/2013: Dr Danielle Blaylock to present at international colloquium in Mexico City
19/08/2013: Staff to attend a Colloquium for the Los Angeles Promised Neighborhood Schools programme (LAPN)
20/07/2013: Future of Education Conference,Florence, June 2013
20/07/2013: Prof Joanne Hughes visits University of Bologna
20/07/2013: Phd Student Rebecca Loader presents a paper on her research
14/05/2013: Prof Soon-Won Kang hosts research seminar
14/05/2013: Promoting Shared Education in Macedonia - An Exploration of the challenges
24/04/2013: Shared Education – Views of Children and Young People’ report launch
23/04/2013: Launch of 'Advancing Shared Education' report
23/04/2013: Faculty Showcase: Local Talent Global Impact
17/04/2013: Times Education Supplement Reports on Shared Education
17/04/2013: ETUCE's International Conference in Cyprus
21/03/2013: Centre of Shared Education Official Launch
21/03/2013 :Prof Tony Gallagher recent Presentations
21/03/2013: Foyle Contested Space Programme - Shared City Collegiate "Divided City" Production
04/03/2013: New Visiting Research Fellow takes up position at the School of Education
04/03/2013: Centre hosts visitors from David Yellin Academic College of Education, Israel
29/10/2012: Shared Education Programme team visit Israel to assist in implementing research outcomes.
15/06/2012: Professor Joanne Hughes takes on prestigious roles.
01/06/2012: Official launch of Foyle Contested Spaces programme.
01/05/2012: Centre extends links with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict.
Staff from the Centre for Shared Education have been invited to Mexico City to present at an international colloquium organised by the Human Rights Commission in Mexico City to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The objective of the colloquium is to encourage a space for dialogue where multidisciplinary voices may consider how peace education may promote social justice, the respect for human rights, and the transformation of divided societies through non-violent solutions.
Invited speakers represent a diverse array of academics, practitioners, human rights promoters, and governmental institutions including representatives from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Human Rights Department of the United Nations in Mexico, National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, the Ambassador of Spain in Mexico, UNICEF, and UNESCO among many others.
Dr Danielle Blaylock will be a part of a discussion group exploring experiences of reconstruction of the social net and building a peace culture. She will be presenting research examining direct and indirect impacts of intergroup contact experienced by young people in Northern Ireland. In addition, Dr Blaylock has been asked to speak at a two day seminar following the colloquium at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Mexico’s national university for teacher training, in which she will discuss shared education in Northern Ireland.
Staff from the Centre for Shared Education have been invited to California to attend a Colloquium for the Los Angeles Promised Neighborhood Schools programme (LAPN).
The Promise Neighborhoods Initiative is President Obama’s signature education and poverty program to transform schools and communities into vibrant centers of opportunity and excellence. The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is the lead agency for the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood and was awarded a $30 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education in December 2012. The Promise Neighborhood is transforming 19 neighborhood schools into full-service community schools while opening six Promise Neighborhood Centers and dozens of satellite centers. More than 60 partners have signed on to the collaboration and all partners will be sharing data through the groundbreaking Efforts-to-Outcome data system.
Having attended the Sharing Education Programme conference in July colleagues from The Education Success Project and Loyola Marymount University felt that the collaborative approach of the Sharing Education Programme could provide clear lessons and practical examples for schools in the US. Dr Maureen Kindel from the Education success Project said that “frankly, we know of no other project than SEP that has gone out into the field and can say that 150 schools are collaborating because of their work.”
Mark Baker and Dr Gavin Duffy will be attending the conference and taking the opportunity to visit schools in Los Angeles that are in the early stages of collaboration. Professor Tony Gallagher has been involved with the LAPN since its inception and will be involved in presenting by video link.
Further information in the Los Angeles Promis Neighborhood can be found at http://www.ypiusa.org/lapn/
Ruth Leitch and Joanne Hughes presented a paper entitled, ‘Exploring Links between Educational Achievement and Disadvantage: A Case Study from Northern Ireland’ at the Future of Education Conference, Florence, June 2013.
In June 2013 Joanne Hughes presented a paper on shared education to PGR students at the University of Bologna, where she holds a visiting position.
On June 19 Rebecca Loader presented a paper on her PhD research entitled, ‘Intergroup contact in shared education partnerships: a qualitative study’ at the doctoral seminar series in the School of Education.
On the 9th May the Centre hosted a research seminar entitled, ‘Practicing Peace-Reunification Education in Schools: Attempting to overcome national division in Korea.’ The speaker was Prof Soon-Won Kang, a Professor in Education from Hanshin University, South Korea. Pictured (from left), Dr Ulrike Niens, the speaker Prof Soon-Won Kang and Prof Claire McGlynn.
On the 2nd of May the centre hosted a research seminar entitled, ‘Promoting Shared Education in Macedonia – an exploration of the challenges.’ The speaker was Prof Violetta Petroska-Beska a professor of psychology at the Ss.Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Pictured (from left), Prof Violetta Petroska-Beska , Prof Joanne Hughes and Dr Caitlin Donnelly
The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People’s (NICCY) report ‘Shared Education – Views of Children and Young People’ was launched today at an event at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.
Click here to view the main report which presents findings from NICCY’s consultation of children and young people’s views and experiences of shared education to the Ministerial Advisory Group on Advancing Shared Education. Click here to view an additional report which provides a brief overview of the views of children and young people on shared education.
The Ministerial Advisory Group launched its report 'Advancing Shared Education'. The report refers extensively to research and programme work supported within the Centre. The report can be downloaded from here
Joanne Hughes talks about the impact of shared education at the QUB event 'Local Talent, Global Impact'. For more information please click here.
For the reports please click here.
On the 17th May, Joanne Hughes will deliver a keynote address on shared education at the ETUCE’s International Conference in Cyprus. The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) represents 132 Teacher Unions and 11 million teachers in all countries of Europe, from all levels of the education sector.
The Centre for Shared Education was officially launched on Friday 15 March. Professor Tony Gallagher, PVC at Queens and Director of the Shared Education initiative, spoke at the event, and there were presentations from the Centre Director, Professor Joanne Hughes; the Assistant Director, Dr Caitlin Donnelly; and the Programme Manager, Mark Baker. The presentations gave a flavour of current work within the Centre and outlined the significance of the relationship between the 3 core strand activities of research, programme delivery and education, in respect of local, national and international impact.
On March 2 Tony Gallagher gave an invited presentation to the TESP Colloquium, Loyola Marymount University, California, on shared education.
On March 11 Tony Gallagher gave an invited presentation to the Dublin meeting of the Board of Atlantic Philanthropies on progress to date in shared education.
Pupils from nine schools across Derry/Londonderry; Lisneal College, St. Cecilia’s College, St. Mary’s College, St. Joseph’s College Balloughry Primary School, Ebrington Primary School, Lisnagelvin Primary School, Holy Child Primary School and St. John’s Primary School performed an adaptation of the critically acclaimed book “A Divided City” by Theresa Breslin in the City’s renowned Millennium Forum on Monday 4 March & Tuesday 5 March.
This event was part of ‘The Contested Spaces/Interface Programme’, that is funded by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and the Atlantic Philanthropies.
The programme supports schools to work together on a cross-sectoral basis to deliver key elements of the statutory curriculum to pupils on a regular, sustained basis.
For more information, please contact Alistair Stewart
For the press release details click here.
Professor Soon-Won Kang from the Department of Christian Education, Hanshin University, South Korea has taken up a six month position as Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Education. Her interests lie in the role of education in divided societies and she will be exploring comparative dimensions of peace education in Korea and Northern Ireland.