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Title

Practice of Peace in A Northern Ireland Integrated Primary School

Department

Leadership and Learning

College

College of Education

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

As demonstrated by the findings from this case study of Oldwood Integrated Primary School in Northern Ireland, schools can be places for fostering peace along with academic achievement. Integrated schools in Northern Ireland began as a grassroots movement during the Troubles as a response to the alarming violence between Catholic and Protestant social sectors. A group of families and educators believed that coming together, developing mutual respect and understanding, along with nonviolent methods for solving problems was needed. In particular, they believed that schools were the place to start. This paper presents findings from one school to illustrate practices that enhance positive social relations.

Conference Name

9th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Conference Location

Vancouver, BC

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