Education and Reconciliation
|Title||Education and Reconciliation|
|Subtitle / Series Title||The Perspectives of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Magill, C, Smith, A, Hamber, B|
|Number of Pages||136 pp.|
|Publisher||University of Ulster's UNESCO Centre|
Does education have a role in the reconciliation process in Northern Ireland? How can educators work together to help successive generations of children and young people understand the nature and causes of the conflict here? Are children and young people actually interested in learning about the past or in shaping a shared future? And what lessons can be learned from the experiences of children and young people in other post-conflict contexts, for example post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina?These are some of the questions addressed in the final research report of an EU PEACE II-funded project, "Education and Reconciliation: The Perspectives of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina". The overall purpose of this project was to consult with children, young people and educators in three European regions that have experienced conflict (namely Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina) to gain deeper insight into their experience and understanding of conflict, its legacies in their region and the implications for the role of education in promoting the concept of reconciliation with different age groups.