More than words: how definitions affect duplication and division in the NI education system

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Blog contribution to PEER (political Economy of Education Reseaerch) Network

Subject

Maintaining the separation of schools is also a financially costly business. The endemic structural division of education is backed up by the existence of two teaching colleges and a multitude of state-funded bodies that oversee the administration of a bewilderingly complex system.  Northern Ireland spends an additional one million pounds every week to maintain the segregation of education.  Pressures on the public purse have however recently brought consensus that such duplication is not stainable.

Period3 Dec 2021

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleMore than words: how definitions affect duplication and division in the NI education system
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPEER Network
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/12/21
    DescriptionMaintaining the separation of schools is also a financially costly business. The endemic structural division of education is backed up by the existence of two teaching colleges and a multitude of state-funded bodies that oversee the administration of a bewilderingly complex system. Northern Ireland spends an additional one million pounds every week to maintain the segregation of education. Pressures on the public purse have however recently brought consensus that such duplication is not stainable
    URLhttps://peernetworkgcrf.org/blog-post/more-than-words-how-definitions-affect-duplication-and-division-in-the-ni-education-system/
    PersonsMatt Milliken

Keywords

  • Segregation
  • Political economy
  • Education in Northern Ireland