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Integrated education, intergroup relations, and political identities in Northern Ireland

Hayes, Bernadette C; Dowds, Lizanne; McAllister, Ian


Education is often seen as a means of achieving social change. Underlying this view is contact theory, which argues that increased contact between social groups will help reduce prejudicial attitudes and alleviate racial and ethnic divisions. This article tests and extends these propositions by examining the long-term impact of segregated and integrated education on political identities and attitudes. Using a pooled sample of surveys conducted on the adult population in Northern Ireland between...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Problems
DOI: 10.1525/sp.2007.54.4.454


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