Breathing the Same Air: Children, Schools, and Politics in Northern Ireland

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Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Nov 1, 2011 - Education - 458 pages
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There are many stories of the long discord in Northern Ireland between the Protestant and Catholic communities. Breathing the Same Air: Children, Schools, and Politics in Northern Ireland focuses on the stories of the integrated education movement in Northern Ireland, the context in which the integrated education movement began and continues to develop, and an American researcher's experience as she learned of these stories. It relates how the common goal of integrated education has brought Protestant and Catholic children together in schools in an attempt to foster an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect. The integrated schools stress what these two communities of Northern Ireland have in common, rather than what divides them.
 

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Contents

Preface
2
What are you doing here? An American Researcher in Northern Ireland
11
He built a high wall
36
Northern Ireland
66
My own garden is my own garden
103
They used to wander round that high wall
136
It sounded so sweet
161
Through a little hole in the wall
200
The children are the most beautiful
268
The giants heart melted
299
It was a lovely garden
352
References
359
Appendix Study Data for Chapter 7
396
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Dr. McNamee lives in Westchester County, New York. She is a professor who teaches child development at Lehman College, City University of New York in the Bronx, and is the author of numerous academic works and children's books. For more information please visit www.abigailmcnamee.com

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