The IEF was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Mawhinney, a staunch advocate for integrated education whose support was invaluable over many years.
Brian Mawhinney, as the Conservative Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, was instrumental in the creation and passing of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. The Order placed a statutory duty on the Department of Education in respect of Integrated Education:
‘It shall be the duty of the Department to encourage and facilitate the development of integrated education, that is to say the education together at school of Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils’ (Education Reform (NI) Order 1989). (more…)