Shared education refers to schools from different sectors working together in a sustained process ranging from two or more schools making shared use of specialist facilities through to co-ordinated timetabling, and pupils taking classes across a network of schools. Shared education is distinct from integrated education in that it involves educational collaboration while preserving community identity. The Programme for Government (2011-15) makes at least two commitments to shared education: to ensure all children have the opportunity to participate in shared education programmes by 2015; and, to substantially increase the number of schools sharing facilities by 2015. This seminar will consider how shared education could contribute to improved educational outcomes.
The seminar is part of the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series, collectively sponsored by the Queen’s University of Belfast, University of Ulster and the Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe).
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