The Transforming Education project aims to highlight some of those aspects of Northern Ireland’s education system by developing a range of Briefing Papers and Infographics.
Much of the education provision in Northern Ireland’s schools is exemplary, and teachers in Northern Ireland are rightly held in high esteem in the community.
However, there are aspects of the education system which are not as effective as they might be, and sometimes there appear to be inefficiencies or inequity which limit the effectiveness of the overall system, particularly in a period of stretched budgets.
The Transforming Education project aims to highlight some of those aspects of Northern Ireland’s education system by developing a range of Briefing Papers and Infographics. Many of them will focus on policies relevant to integration and separate schooling; pupil demography and enrolment patterns across school types, sectors and geographic areas; current arrangements for school governance and teacher education, recruitment, and employment practices, including implications for fair employment and statutory requirements for religious education and worship in schools.
The purpose of this project is to stimulate debate among teachers, educationalists, decision-makers and the wider public. We encourage you to link to and to share these widely to encourage further discussion and debate around these topics.
Dr Stephen Roulston, School of Education (Project Lead)
Dr Matt Milliken, School of Education
Dr Sally Cook, School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Dr Clare McAuley, School of Education
Sammy Taggart, School of Education