November 11, 2004

Diversity in Early Years Education North and South

This was a two–year study aimed at researching the difficulties
facing teachers and young children in areas of conflict
and diversity on both sides of the border with a view to
developing a framework to be used in all teacher education
North and South, involved in preparing teachers to work
with children in the early years (age 4-7).
The research
study looked at the first two years of primary schooling
in six selected schools in the North and six in the South
and examined the following issues:

  • The areas in which teachers
    felt they needed more professional training in dealing
    with conflict and promoting diversity
  • The views and perceptions
    of the children on difference and diversity
  • How the Early Years curriculum
    deals with diversity
  • What approaches and methodologies
    are used to promote diversity through the curriculum
  • What resources are available
    for its implementation

See the final report pdf logo [1MB].