Professor Alan Smith
- School of Education
- Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Social Sciences
- Coleraine campus
- +44 28 7012 4137
Professor Alan Smith holds the UNESCO Chair at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Alan has taught in both Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe and was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Ulster University's Centre for the Study of Conflict. He was actively involved in the establishment of integrated schools in Northern Ireland, was the founding Chairman of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education and a Nuffield Foundation nominee to the Integrated Education Fund.
Alan has been a British Council visiting research fellow to Nigeria, Indonesia and Hong Kong and authored an influential report for DFID on ‘Education, Conflict and International Development’. He has completed research on education, conflict and peace building for DFID, GTZ, Norad, International Alert, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank in the Basque Country, Bosnia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
His research includes a three-year investigation of ‘Values in Teacher Education’ funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and an EU‑funded investigation of the legacies of conflict in Bosnia and Northern Ireland. Alan was a UK representative to the Council of Europe on Education for Democratic Citizenship and a member of an external advisory group on civic engagement established by the President of the World Bank. He was a contributing author and adviser to the Education for All, Global Monitoring Report (2011) and a technical advisor to the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy programme, a €150m initiative funded by the Government of the Netherlands over a four-year period (2012-16), involving conflict analyses in 14 conflict-affected countries.
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- The 4RS Framework: Analyzing Education's Contribution to Sustainable Peacebuilding with Social Justice in Conflict-affected ContextsJournal on Education in EmergenciesDate: (2017)
- Teaching for democracy in the absence of transitional justice:The case of Northern IrelandComparative EducationDate: (2017)
- The Links between Equity, Governance, Education and Peacebuilding in KenyaDate: (2016)
- The Integration of Education and Peacebuilding: Synthesis Report on Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda.Date: (2016)
- Education and Peacebuilding in UgandaDate: (2015)
- Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda.Date: (2015)
- A Review of Policy Areas Affecting Integration of the Education System in Northern IrelandDate: (2015)
- Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) Options Paper on Education and FragilityDate: (2015)
- Contemporary Challenges for Education in Conflict Affected CountriesJournal of International and Comparative EducationDate: (2014)
- The post-2015 education and development agendaCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International EducationDate: (2013)