This is a sneak peek from one of our Positively Newsworthy stories from our Summer 2013 issue. Get yours here or in your local health food store.
Educate Together By Laura Ivers
Educate Together is an independent NGO that currently runs primary schools in Ireland that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background, are learner-centred in their approach to education, and are run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and teachers.
Educate Together operates on four core principles: being multi-denominational, co-educational, child-centred in its approach, and democratically run. Students follow an ethical curriculum, which includes learning about different religions and belief systems. The ethos provides a strong moral, ethical and spiritual framework for the whole school community, and informs all policies and practices in the daily life of the school.
Read the rest of the story in our Summer 2013 issue or check back for the full article here later in the summer.