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by Paul Connolly (1999)
The purpose of this Report has been twofold:
It has been stressed throughout that the small-scale and limited nature of the case study means that it is dangerous to use it as a basis to develop generalisations about youth clubs and/or contact schemes. In line with the above, the primary purpose of the case study has simply been to demonstrate the type and quality of data that can be generated from the alternative methodological approach that has been proposed. However, while by no means representative, the case study has produced some useful insights into the nature of sectarianism and community relations work with children.
What follows is a summary of the key issues raised in the Report together with the main conclusions drawn. This will be followed by a set of recommendations concerning the future direction of research on sectarianism and community relations work with children.
Summary and Conclusions
Sectarianism and children
Community relations work with children
Recommendations for Future Research
Given the above summary, a number of general recommendations arise in relation to the future direction of research on sectarianism and community relations work with children.
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