The Northern Irish History Curriculum and National Identity

Alan McCully

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    This chapter traces the evolution of the common curriculum in history in Northern Ireland. It examines its rationale in relation to the presence of conflicting national identities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProfessional Preparation and Professional Development in a Climate of Change
    EditorsDavid Kerr, Cliff O'Neill
    PublisherUniversity of Cumbria
    ISBN (Print)1870863003
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1995

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