Two faces of education in ethnic conflict, The: Towards a peacebuilding education for children

Two faces of education in ethnic conflict, The: Towards a peacebuilding education for children

54-page PDF study which, “should be considered as a first attempt to explore a set of highly complex and controversial issues. Its potential contribution is twofold: a focused and critical examination of the peacebuilding and peace-destroying role of education; and the placement of children on the mainstream peacebuilding and reconstruction agenda in a way that goes beyond their necessary but narrow inclusion as child soldiers … The project began with the observation that formal education is often viewed as a neutral or technical process of information dissemination set within a given societal context. It found that this starting point inhibited consideration of the role of education in the creation of a “constructed” – rather than “given” – societal context. The broadening of the analytical focus reveals that implicitly and explicitly, intentionally and unintentionally, education inevitably has a societal impact – for good or for ill.”

  • Format: pdf
  • Publisher: UNICEF
  • Author: Kenneth D. Bush, Diana Saltarelli
  • Resource Release Date: 01/01/2000
  • Topics: Global CRE Resources, Peace Education, Research Presentations, and Teacher Resources
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