Una is a global and inter-disciplinary network of leading researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who are committed to reducing racial and ethnic divisions and conflicts and building socially inclusive and respectful communities through the promotion of effective early childhood programs.
There have been 12 papers prepared by Una’s learning group. These working papers are intended to share existing learning in relation to research and practice with regard to the development of programs aimed at promoting respect for ethnic diversity among young children. As such they are intended to provide a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners working in this area.
Paper 4: The forthcoming second paper will build upon the first by mapping how the programmatic framework outlined in Working Paper 9 might be applied in practice in relation to a number of case studies of conflict affected regions around the world.
Contributor: Siobhán Fitzpatrick, CBE, MBA, MSSC, CQSW, BSc., serves as Executive Committee Member to the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC). She is Chief Executive Officer of Early Years – the organization for young children in Northern Ireland.