Tag Archives: Integrated Education

We Dont Need No Educashion!

Its almost a cliche that American academics who compare the American and Norn Iron Civil Rights struggles do not understand that Education (and access to it) was not a major issue here. Catholics and Protestants had (in American terms) “segregated” … Continue reading

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New Fleg?

You can never have enough Flegs. Especially in Bonfire Season. So a new Fleg for Norn Iron.? I suspect it will be designed by a Protestant Boy and a Catholic Girl from an Integrated Education-type School. Alternatively it might be … Continue reading

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DUP….Bigots?

Alasdair McDonnell got some flak last week for calling the DUP “bigots”. One of the Deputy Speakers in the House of Commons (I think it was Lindsay Hoyle) thought it was inappropriate but I dont think Alasdair was censured for … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Coherent Education Panel

I was in Belfasts Holiday Inn last night at this PFC Event. I reckon about seventy five in attendance…although strangely some well known faces showed up and then disappeared together. I am not sure what all that was about. A … Continue reading

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Nick Ross …Catholic Schools

On 7th Ocober 1968, I took part in my first Civil Rights march. A group of us bunked off school to march from Queens University to Belfast City Hall.We were stopped at Ormeau Avenue and we all sat down on … Continue reading

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Platform For Change Event: Coherent Education

Those of you with an interest in “Coherent Education” might like to attend a Platform for Change event at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Date: Monday 24th June 2013. Time: 7.30pm. Even if Education is of no interest, you … Continue reading

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Not So NICIE

I was sitting on a bus today when I noticed an advertisement for NICIE….the Norn Iron Council for Integrated Education.  Simple enough advert…three photogenic children and a contact number to phone to find the addresses of Integrated Schools in the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Primary One…

I have in the past referred to sending my sons into different forms of Education. Son #1 …..Gaelic speaking Nursery, Catholic Primary School, State Primary School (reasons of temporary location), “Integrated” Secondary School (his choice) and Catholic Secondary School (his … Continue reading

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