History of Education
1920 | The Government of Ireland Act partitions Ireland into Northern | Ireland and Southern Ireland. | 1921 | i Ministry of Education set up. | i Lynn Committee on education set up. : | 1923 | i Lynn Report. | i Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1923. : | 1930 | i Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1930. : | 1944 | i Butler Education Act in UK. : | 1947 | i Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1947. : | 1957 | i School leaving age is raised to 15. : | 1964 | Terence O'Neill becomes the first Northern Ireland Prime Minister | to visit a Catholic school. : | 1967 | University of Ulster opens. | 1968 | i Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1968. : | 1970 | Church of Ireland synod expresses support for experiments in | integrated education. | Richard Rose survey finds widespread support for integrated | education. | Cardinal Conway publishes pamphlet in defence of Catholic schools. | 1971 | General assembly of Presbyterian church expresses support for | integrated education. | 1972 | i Education & Library Boards (Northern Ireland) Order. | 1973 | The Burges Committee looks into possibilities of integrated | education. | Further work is done by John Malone of Queen's in his 'schools | curriculum project'. | 1974 | i Basil McIvor's statement on 'shared education'. | i All Children Together (ATC) founded. : | 1976 | Malcolm Skilbeck (of NUU) Schools Cultural Studies Project. | John Greer (of NUU) Religion in Ireland project. | 1977 | Centre for the Study of Conflict established at NUU. | Schools Apart published. | Lord Dunleath gets amendment to 1972 Education & Library Board | Order allowing for 'Controlled Integrated Schools'. : | 1980 | i Chivers report on future of teacher Education in Northern Ireland. | 1981 | Lagan College, the first integrated school, opens. | 1982 | i DENI Circular no. 1982/21. : | 1984 | Belfast Trust for Integrated Education (BELTIE) set up. | N.I. Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) set up. : | 1987 | i Cross Community Contact Scheme, circular no. 87/47. | 1988 | i Proposals for education reform are announced. | 1989 | i Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.