© 2004

Education in Divided Societies


Part of the Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict Series book series (EAI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 1-6
  3. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 7-21
  4. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 22-34
  5. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 35-50
  6. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 51-64
  7. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 87-103
  8. Tony Gallagher
    Pages 136-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-173

About this book


All societies contain ethnic divisions. Traditionally, education has acted to promote social integration, but with the acknowledgement of diversity do we know which system best promotes positive inter-community relations? Education in Divided Societies examines the experience of a range of systems, including those which provide common schools and those which place minorities in separate schools. The book argues that structures do not guarantee outcomes and that processes of dialogue and interconnected social systems provide the route to the future.


community democracy Diversity education Holocaust Integration prejudice

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastUK

About the authors

TONY GALLAGHER is Professor of Education at Queen's University Belfast and works with a number of NGOs including Democratic Dialogue, the Institute of Conflict Research and Public Achievement. His recent research has focused on selective education in Northern Ireland and religiously integrated schools. He has worked with a number of international organizations on the role of education in conflicted societies.

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