Peace education, peer mediation and development education

Citizenship education in a contested society

The very idea of citizenship in Northern Ireland has long been problematic. Michael Arlow describes a number of initiatives within the school system which aim to educate pupils for a future of peace and sustainable democratic politics.

Human rights education in an inner city primary school

Learning about citizenship and human rights in school does not mean yet another burden on the curriculum. Sean Carolan shows how making human rights an integral part of school life benefits children emotionally, socially and personally, as well as increasing their factual knowledge.

Active citizenship in Colombian schools

Participation in school organisation is seen by some as a key element in learning to be a democratic citizen. Ray Harris reports on an innovative scheme in Colombia which is having remarkable effects not only on the pupils themselves but on the wider community.