More than 1,000 people have signed an open letter asking the University of Ulster to end its ban on teaching and learning in its schools.
The open letter, which was published in the Belfast Telegraph newspaper, was organised by Professor Alan Fraser, an academic who has researched the role of teaching and teaching in childrens lives for many years.
He said it was a “serious issue” that was causing significant harm to children.
The ban was introduced in 2014 following the discovery of a link between children’s behavioural problems and exposure to toxic chemicals.
The University of Ireland (UI) has said it is “committed to the principle of open and fair debate”.
It said it will publish its response to the letter on Wednesday.
Prof Fraser told the Belfast Mail: “We want to know how we can make the schools more inclusive and inclusive of teachers and how we do that, so that children can get the education they need and are given the chance to do so without feeling stigmatised, isolated and excluded.”
It’s very important that we keep children safe, but the ban should not be seen as a solution to this issue.
“I think it’s very clear that there is a problem in teaching and there is evidence that it is harming children.”
We need to look at what other ways can we do it, such as giving the schools extra time and resources to address this.
“Professor Fraser, a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said he had written to the UI administration to “put our collective weight behind them” in their response to his letter.”
The ban is really about giving teachers more time and more resources to do what they do,” he said.”
Teachers are really important to a lot of people’s lives, but in many cases, they are not able to do that because of the work they do.
“If we really want to help children to be safe, then we need to make sure teachers are given a fair and safe environment.”
A spokesman for the U of I said: “Ui has made great strides over the last 15 years in improving the academic and learning environment at Ui, improving the health of our students, and providing a world-class learning environment for everyone.”
A significant number of teachers are involved in teaching at Uiniti and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teaching staff and staff of the University can do their jobs in an appropriate way.
“The University’s schools are one of the largest in the UK, and they are home to some of the country’s most deprived communities.
They have been under pressure to tackle rising levels of child abuse in recent years.
Last year, the Royal College of Nursing called for the ban to be lifted.
Dr Richard Lister, of the College of Education, said: “[The ban] is about trying to protect children from themselves and from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals that are being released into the environment.””
The schools are a great place to teach and the staff are a wonderful bunch, but they need to be able to provide safe environments for all students.
“Read more about the ban here