In this section
of the website you can find lists of publications that are relevant
to YLT and to ARK in Schools.
are four-page summaries of key findings of research projects undertaken
by ARK. They are written in a colloquial style that is easily
understood. They can be downloaded or printed off in PDF
format by clicking on the links below. ARK research updates
can also be ordered as hard copies. They are free of charge. Click
here to order your copy.
The following YLT Research Updates are available:
You can find
a list of all available ARK Research Updates here.
papers are longer reports based on research undertaken by ARK.
Like the Research Updates they are primarily written for non-academic
audiences. The follwoing occasional papers focussing on young
people are available:
People's Attitudes to Politics and Elections
You can find
a list of all available occasional papers here.
An book containing
chapters on different topics based on data from the Young Life
and Times Survey has been published:
and Paula Devine (2008): Young
people in post-conflict Northern Ireland. The past cannot be changed,
but the future can be developed
Journal articles and research reports
in this section discuss issues in more depth. They are primarily
written for academics, but also provide excellent background knowledge
for teachers who wish to explore certain topics with their students
Ewart and Dirk Schubotz, with Francis Abbs, Damian Harris, Laura
Montgomery, Ciaran Moynagh, Gavin Maguire and Scott Livingstone
Behind the Statistics. Young People's Views of Sectarianism
in Northern Ireland. London. NCB.
Schubotz and Paula Devine (2005): What now? Exploring
community relations among 16-year olds in Northern Ireland.
In: CRC Journal Community Relations Council. Belfast.
3. Other publications
A useful source
of information about publications on young people is ORB - the
ARK Online Research Bank. Just select 'young people' or 'children'
on the scroll down search menu on the ORB homepage,
and all relevant publications are being displayed with short summaries
or links to online publications. You can also narrow down your
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