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Citizenship and identity education in Ireland in the post-celtic tiger era: impacts and possibilities

Rami, Justin and Lalor, John (2006) Citizenship and identity education in Ireland in the post-celtic tiger era: impacts and possibilities. In: Ross, Alistair, (ed.) Citizenship education: Europe and the world. CiCe Institute for Policy Studies in Education , London, pp. 521-530. ISBN 1899764666

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Abstract

The Republic of Ireland has undergone a dramatic transformation in economic and social terms in the last ten to fifteen years. This transformation, popularly characterised as the Celtic Tiger, has had many beneficial impacts on many parts of Irish life. A consequence of this phenomenon has been a considerable increase in inward migration from a range of countries within and beyond Europe whose populations see Ireland as a place of continuing growth and opportunity. This inward migration has partly been fuelled by the Irish Government’s decision to allow free movement of labour into Ireland from the ten new EU accession states. Key areas of Irish life such as transport and communication infrastructure, health service provision, and education have been slow to accommodate to the ensuing rise in the rate of inward migration which resulted from the Government’s decision. This paper will focus particularly on Citizenship and Identity Education in the context of these changes.

Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Citizenship; Ireland; Identity; Post-Celtic Tiger;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:CiCe Institute for Policy Studies in Education
Official URL:http://cice.londonmet.ac.uk/pdf/2006-521.pdf
Copyright Information:Without explicit authorisation from CiCe (the copyright holder) • only a single copy may be made by any individual or institution for the purposes of private study only • multiple copies may be made only by members of the CiCe Thematic Network Project or CiCe Association, or a official of the European Commission or a member of the European parliament
Funders:SOCRATES European Comisssion
ID Code:4526
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009 11:43 by Justin Rami. Last Modified 23 Apr 2009 11:43

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