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Education for Reconciliation 2009-2012

Securing the Future through Active Citizenship

Education for Reconciliation was  a project of the CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) and the Centre for Cross Border Studies It was a cross border programme for Citizenship Education teachers, sovaldi sale run in association with the CSPE Support Service of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), and the Citizenship Education Advisors of the Education and Library Boards It was   funded by the EU through the PEACE III programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/ Pobal Consortium.

Since its beginnings in 1998 the Education for Reconciliation project carried out innovative work in furthering the cause of peace and reconciliation through citizenship education (Civic, Social and Political Education in the South and Local and Global Citizenship in the North).During the lifetime of the project, over 120  second-level schools north and south of the border took advantage of the professional development, cross-border networking, and teaching and learning resources developed by the project.

A new and final phase of the project began in April 2009 and ran until June 2012, in partnership with the Centre for Cross Border Studies.

The overall aims of the project remained consistent, while responding to changing needs and realities on both sides of the border. They were:

  • To contribute to peace and reconciliation, human rights and justice through citizenship education
  • To enable young people to develop the understanding, attitudes and skills to be active citizens in relation to reconciliation, conflict and controversial issues within their communities and society
  • To embed reconciliation as a key element within citizenship education

The project achieved its aims through a cross-border programme of professional development for citizenship education teachers and through the development of teaching and learning resources

'It is about learning self respect and respect for other people, especially if they come from other cultural traditions. It is also about understanding how individual communities depend on each other, how cooperation between them can be fostered in practical ways and how conflict can be resolved’ EfR Teacher, 2008

The CDU is jointly managed by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Trinity College Dublin, and the Department of Education and Science.
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