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Schooling for Peaceful Development in Post-Conflict Societies

Education for Transformation?

Authors: Harber, Clive

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  • Questions if formal education can in fact affect peacebuilding in post-conflict societies
  • Debunks the myth of 'building back better'
  • Explains why formal education in post-conflict developing societies is so impervious to radical change
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This book explores how, and if, formal education affects peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. As schooling is often negatively implicated in violent conflict, the author highlights the widely expressed need to ‘build back better’ and ‘transform’ schooling by changing both its structures and processes, and its curriculum. Drawing upon research from a wide range of post-conflict developing societies including Cambodia, Colombia and Kenya, the author examines whether there is any empirical support for the idea that schooling can be transformed so it can contribute to more peaceful and democratic societies. In doing so, the author reveals how the ‘myth’ of building back better is perpetuated by academics and international organisations, and explains why formal education in post-conflict developing societies is so impervious to radical change. This important volume will appeal to students and scholars of education in post-conflict societies.

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Clive Harber is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests include education for peace and democracy on the one hand, and education for violence and authoritarianism on the other.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17689-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17688-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling for Peaceful Development in Post-Conflict Societies
Book Subtitle
Education for Transformation?
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17689-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17689-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17688-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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