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.
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 Foyle Contested Spaces programme was officially launched in February. The project is managed by the Sharing Education Programme.
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.
In April, Centre for Shared Education PhD student Helen Hanna will be facilitating a workshop at the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) annual conference in Erfurt, Germany. The theme of the conference is 'Reflecting Remembrance' and aims to bring together those involved in History and Citizenship Education to discuss areas relating to public commemoration, memory, and dealing with contested periods of history in the classroom. Helen was awarded a generous grant by the European Union's Comenius programme to participate in the conference and plans to share some reflections and gain input on her research among Citizenship Education stakeholders in Northern Ireland and Israel, and on the potential of an education rights approach to History and Citizenship Education in contested societies. For more information, 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.
Led by Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford) and Joanne Hughes, a team of researchers and doctoral students from Oxford and Queen’s collaborate on researching inter-group contact in education.
The Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict is based in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Miles Hewstone. Their research focuses on the social-psychological study of intergroup conflict, with a particular focus on intergroup contact. Our research covers many parts of the world, and we use experimental, cross sectional and longitudinal data.