November 29, 2001

International and Cross-Border Conference on Education for Democratic Citizenship

29-30 November 2001
Monaghan and Armagh

Thursday 29 November – Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan

Programme

16.30 Refreshments
and registration in the Glaslough Suite
17.00 Welcoming
remarks from Mr Larry McCluskey, Chief Executive Officer,
County Monaghan Vocational Education Committee
Response
by Ms Karin Volkner, Council of Europe division on Education
for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights, Strasbourg
17.15 Opening
address: The Curriculum for Democratic Citizenship
in the Republic of Ireland by Ms Anne Looney,
Chief Executive, National Council for Curriculum and
Assessment, Dublin, followed by questions
18:15 Formal
opening by Dr Rory O’Hanlon TD, Leas-Cheann Comhairle
(Deputy Speaker) of Dáil Eireann (Irish Parliament)
in Lathlurcan Bar followed by a reception attended by
the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern TD
20.00 Dinner
in the Kavanagh Suite followed by entertainment

Friday 30 November – Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh

Programme

09.00 Refreshments
and registration
09.30 Opening
address by the Northern Ireland Minister for Employment
and Learning, Dr Sean Farren MLA
09.45 Opening
remarks by the conference chairman, Professor Alan Smith,
School of Education, University of Ulster
10.00 Keynote
address: Citizenship Education in the UK by Ms Jan
Newton, Citizenship Advisor, Department of Education
and Skills, London, and former Director, the Citizenship
Foundation, followed by questions
10.45 Refreshments
11.15 Choice
of three presentations/workshops:

  • Democratic citizenship in a Southern secondary school (St Leo’s College, Carlow)
  • Democratic citizenship through a cross-border education project (Civic Link)
  • Democratic citizenship through a Northern young people’s project (National Union of Students/Union of Students in Ireland anti-sectarianism programme)
12:30 Lunch
in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh
13.45 Choice
of two presentations/workshops:

  • Democratic citizenship in a Southern community (Tallaght Partnership)
  • Democratic citizenship through a cross-border education project (Aughnacloy-Truagh European Studies Schools Project)
14.45 Refreshments
15.15 Contributions
from speakers from ‘sites of citizenship’ in south-east
Europe
15.45 Final
plenary session
16.15 Close

Participants

NAME ORGANISATION
Ahern TD,
Mr Bertie
Taoiseach
Arlow, Mr
Michael
Citizenship
Pilot Project, University of Ulster at Coleraine
Bingham, Ms
Gill
Belfast Education
and Library Board
Bradley, Mr
Alastair
Department
of Education
Buchanan,
Ms Sandra
Monaghan VEC
Carey, Rev
Liam
CCBS Board
Clifford,
Mr Aidan
Director,
Curriculum Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Coady, Ms
Sheila
St Leo’s College,
Carlow
Collins, Ms
Bernie
St Patrick’s
College, Drumcondra
Cuthbert,
Ms James
Inspector,
Department of Education
Devlin, Ms
Mary
Aughnacloy-Truagh
European Studies Schools Project
Diamond, Mr
Joe
Education
Adviser, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
Douglas, Mr
Brian
Civic Link,
Thornhill College, Derry
Doyle, Mr
Hugh
Glencree Centre
for Peace and Reconciliation, Co Wicklow
Duffy, Mr
Paraic
Principal,
St Macartan’s College, Monaghan
Erskine, Ms
Susie
Aughnacloy-Truagh
European Studies Schools Project
Farren MLA,
Dr Sean
Minister for
Employment and Learning
Feeney, Ms
Karen
Tallaght Partnership
Ford, Mr Wayne Director,
St Colm’s Park House Activity and Reconciliation Centre,
Derry
Gibson, Mr
Chris
CCBS Chairman
Gowran, Ms
Sandra
Curriculum
Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Gray, Ms Eileen CSPE Support
Service, Curriculum Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Green, Mr
Brendan
St Clare’s
Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton
Hall, Mr Michael Principal,
Collegiate School, Monaghan
Harrison,
Mr Conor
CSPE Support
Service, Curriculum Development Unit, Dublin City VEC
Healy, Mr
Tom
Department
of Education and Science
Heaphey, Mr
John
Principal,
Beech Hill College, Monaghan
Heaphey, Mrs
Geraldine
c/o Beech
Hill College, Monaghan
Hughes, Ms
Mairéad
CCBS
Johnston,
Ms Eva
Citizenship
Development Project, Our Lady of Mercy School, Strabane
Kells, Ms
Bernie
Citizenship
Pilot Project, University of Ulster at Coleraine
Kelly, Ms
Denise
National Co-ordinator,
Transition Year, Blackrock Education Centre
Lamont, Ms
Michele
Co-ordinator,
Public Achievement, Belfast
Lavery, Ms
Heather
Victoria College,
Belfast
Lee, Ms Anna Tallaght Partnership
Leonard, Mr
Denis
Civic Link,
St Peter’s College, Dunboyne, Co Meath
Little, Mr
Paul
Principal,
Armagh College of Further and Higher Education
Looney, Ms
Anne
Chief Executive,
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin
Marken, Ms
Michelle
St Joseph’s
College, Belfast
Martin, Ms
Marie
International
Officer, Western Education and Library Board
McCamley,
Mr Christopher
Post Primary
Administration, Department of Education and Science
McCarthy,
Mr Stephen
National Council
for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin
McCloy, Ms
Alison
Red Cross
McCluskey,
Mr Larry
Chief Executive
Officer, Monaghan VEC
McCullagh,
Ms Alison
Women’s Resource
Centre, Queen’s University Belfast
McCullough,
Mr Derek
Ballymena
Academy
McGill, Ms
Marianne
Co-operation
Ireland, Dublin
McGrath, Dr
Fiona
AEO, Co Monaghan
VEC
McIlrath,
Ms Patricia
Grosvenor
Grammar School, Belfast
McIvor, Ms
Mary
FCJ Secondary
School, Bunclody, Co Wexford
McKernan,
Cllr James
Armagh City
and District Council
McNamara,
Mr Gerry
Dublin City
University
McNamee, Ms
Sandra
Children’s
Law Centre
McRoberts,
Ms Sylvia
Mayor, Armagh
City and District Council
Mitchell,
Ms Patricia
Southern Education
and Library Board
Murray, Mr
Vince
St Angela’s
College, Sligo
Murray, Ms
Fiona
Bishopstown
Community School, Bishopstown, Co Cork
Neill, Ms
June
Western Education
and Library Board
Nelson, Mr
Declan
County Manager,
Monaghan County Council
Nelson, Mrs c/o Monaghan
County Council
Newton, Ms
Jan
Citizenship
Advisor, Department of Education and Skills, London
Nolan, Mr
Paul
Director,
Institute for Lifelong Learning, Queen’s University Belfast
Nolan, Rev
Sean
Aughnacloy-Truagh
European Studies Schools Project
Ó Caoláin,
Mr Caoimhghín
TD
O’Hanlon TD,
Dr Rory
Leas-Cheann
Comhairle, Dáil Éireann
O’Malley,
Mr Chris
Strategic
Planning Executive, Dublin City University
O’Malley,
Mr Conor
North/South
Ministerial Council
Patterson,
Mr Stephen
Head of Politics,
Armagh College of Further and Higher Education
Peover, Mr
Stephen
Department
of Education
Pollak, Mr
Andy
CCBS
Pticek, Dr
Rajka
Croatia
Reid, Ms Elaine Queen’s University
Belfast
Rolston, Mr
Brian
Principal,
City of Armagh High School
Rus, Calin Romania
Ryan, Ms Clare St Leo’s College,
Carlow
Scally, Mr
Kevin
Principal,
St Brigid’s High School, Armagh
Sheridan,
Mr Joe
Principal,
St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan
Smith, Professor
Alan
School of
Education, University of Ulster at Coleraine
Smyth, Mr
Paul
Community
Relations Officer/JEDI Co-ordinator, Northern Ireland
Youth Council
Student St Clare’s
Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton
Student St Clare’s
Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton
Student St Leo’s College,
Carlow
Student St Leo’s College,
Carlow
Student St Leo’s College,
Carlow
Tate, Mr Billy Aughnacloy-Truagh
European Studies Schools Project
Volkner, Ms
Karin
Council of
Europe
Wilson, Ms
Caroline
NUS-USI
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