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Schools: Lessons from the Agreement

Tyrrell, Jerry
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Fordham International Law Journal. 22:1680.

In the context of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the authors of this paper seek to draw lessons for education from the Good Friday Agreement in the interests of building peace and reconciliation for the future in Northern Ireland. Education is a priority for promoting peace and reconciliation. Integrated education is one means for building a post-conflict society. Additionally, specific programs in schools will contribute positively. An example is the Education for Mutual Understanding program (EMU) in the schools. The authors point in particular to the school peer mediation program developed by EMU Promoting School Project as a program for dealing constructively with conflict and forming young people who can later contribute to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.


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