Friday, 13 February 2009

New publication on education for citizenship and diversity in Irish contexts

Former President of Ireland and human rights activist Mary Robinson launched a new book Education for Citizenship and Diversity in Irish Contexts in Dublin on 5th February 2009.

The publication is the result is a collaborative venture between academics and practitioners in the area of education for citizenship, human rights and diversity in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The 18 chapters offer an engaging range of practical suggestions, conceptual frameworks, critical analyses and policy challenges from pioneers in the field of citizenship education in Ireland.

While, as the title suggests, the focus is on modern day Ireland, many of the insights in the book have global relevance and international applications. The book is co-edited by Gerry Jeffers, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Una O'Connor, University of Ulster, Coleraine. More information on the publication is available at: http://www.ipa.ie/upload/documents/Brochurepic.pdf.