In the film below, Professor Alan Smith of the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster discusses the findings of new research into integrated education in Northern Ireland. The report exposes a gulf between political thinking on education and the public appetite for integrated schools in Northern Ireland. The report shows a clear trend in party manifestos and policy, moving away from the concept of integrated education even though there is continuing, strong public support for the idea. The report – Integrated Education: A Review of Policy and Research Evidence 1999-2012 — was written by Ulf Hansson, Una O’Connor Bones and John McCord and was commissioned by the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).
- Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
- Integrated Education Fund
- Sharing Education Programme