The Integrated Education Fund (IEF) is delighted to be taking part in the 2020 Good Relations Week by organising an online event as well as providing this snapshot of integrated education as part of the Good Relations Week online archive.
Integrated education plays an important role in building peace in our society and in creating a united community by bringing together pupils from all backgrounds in the same classroom every day, encouraging respect and understanding for difference as well as celebrating the diversity within our society.
Via its suite of public attitudes surveys, ARK records and disseminates public attitudes to key social issues. Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT), Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT) elicit the views of adults, 16 year-olds and 10/11 year olds respectively. Although the surveys cover a wide range of topics, questions on attitudes to different communities living in Northern Ireland have been asked regularly in both NILT and YLT since their inception.
As such, ARK provides time-series data that are easily accessible and widely used. Making information freely accessible is central to ARK’s work, via our website, publications, seminars, and other events. This archive provides links to ARK’s survey data, publications and seminars which focus on attitudes to different communities in Northern Ireland, including minority ethnic people, migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers
Via its suite of public attitudes surveys, ARK records and disseminates public attitudes to key social issues. ARK provides time-series data that are easily accessible and widely used, not least, as outcome indicators from key policies by the Northern Ireland Executive and local councils. Making information freely accessible is central to ARK’s work, via our website, publications, seminars, and other events.
A Waste No Time (WNoT Consortium) project. Filmed at a Participatory Budgeting voting night Cushendall. 12 groups/inidviduals pitched their ideas and the community voted which of ideas got investments. Participatory Budgeting is about local people making decisions directly over how local public budgets are spent.
The WNoT partners involved in this project: Building Community Resource Centre; Beyond Skin; CAN; Charo Lanao-Madden; Corrymeela; Jez Hall (PB Network); Triangle Housing; Rural Community Network; Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council; Building Change Trust & Karin Eyben (project manager).
Film produced by Chris Heath @ ThreeFortyFive Films. Waste No Time project principal funder is the Building Change Trust.
Learn more about Participatory Budgeting at www.pbnetwork.org.uk
Rural Community Network in existence for 25 years and celebrate with its members.