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Welcome to the Ubuntu Network

Poverty, debt, aid, migration, climate change, human rights, environmental preservation, the Sustainable Development Goals...all raise issues and questions about development that we need to consider in order to be responsible global citizens. Education is a powerful force for change, enabling us to critically reflect on the way things are, to identify social injustices and unsustainable practices and to act for a better world. This is what Development Education (DE) is about.

The Ubuntu Network actively promotes that Development Education be embedded into post-primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Ireland - our goal is to support teacher educators and student teachers to engage with local and global development issues, to see how they are relevant to their subject areas and disciplines, and to understand the value that such perspectives bring to teaching.