The Department of Education, Education and Library Boards and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission undertook the first stage of a global and local human rights education pilot project in over 16 schools across Northern Ireland in 2003. An evaluation explored the impact of this project on pupils’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour as well as teachers’ assessments of the impact and its relationship to citizenship education. Employing quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, triangulation of preliminary results indicated grounds for cautious optimism regarding the success of the project. Results also highlighted the importance of incorporating a global and local human rights agenda into the curriculum, possibly most successfully as part of citizenship education. Results are discussed in terms of sectarianism and racism and their relationship to human rights. .
|Title of host publication||Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity: educating citizens in multicultural societies|
|ISBN (Print)||1 85856 339 9|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Niens, U., Reilly, J., & McEvoy, R. (2005). Education for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. In Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity: educating citizens in multicultural societies (pp. 53-72). UCL Press. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/18159/1/chapter_in_Osler_A._Teachers%2C_Human_Rights_And_Diversity.doc