Sunday 4 December 2016

Legacy of segregation

Published 06/03/2016 | 02:30

'Thankfully, all is not lost and the Educate Together school module is, I believe, creating a new social and educational revolution that is resonating all over Ireland' Stock photo: David Jones/PA
'Thankfully, all is not lost and the Educate Together school module is, I believe, creating a new social and educational revolution that is resonating all over Ireland' Stock photo: David Jones/PA

Sir - Recently I spoke with a university student who was conducting primary school training at a local school as required by the regulations of their Masters degree.

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The issue of religion entered our conversation. I enquired as to what is the protocol for different religious groups within the classroom when the Catholic religion classes commenced.

To my dismay, I was informed the small number of students with different practices were segregated towards the back of the class.

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