ERIC Number: ED418912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Educational Destruction and Reconstruction in Disrupted Societies. Final Report and Case Studies of the Workshop Held on 15-16 May 1997, Geneva, Switzerland, Organized Jointly by the International Bureau of Education and the University of Geneva.
Tawil, Sobhi, Ed.
This volume addresses the dual problems of providing rapid educational responses in global conflict and crisis situations and assessing the role of education in the root causes of these conflicts. Education and training are key components of international relief responses to emergencies resulting from conflicts. Even more important, rehabilitation and reconstruction processes are now seen as "windows of opportunity" to redesign educational systems in view of fostering stability and promoting peace. This report summarizes the conclusions of an international workshop that brought together researchers, national education officials, and representatives of donor agencies in an attempt to address these concerns. The group focused on four case studies chosen to represent crisis situations of different natures. The case studies featured Cambodia, Colombia, Palestine, and Sierra Leone. The general objectives of the workshop included: (1) re-situate current educational concerns pertaining to conflict and crisis situations in a socio-historical perspective; (2) identify the different types of conflict situations (causes, nature of conflict, duration, resolution) and the role of education at various phases before, during, and after such conflicts; and (3) exchange views among national researchers, government officials, and representatives of both public and private development aid agencies on their respective analyses of the role of education and training in crisis situations and the appropriateness of current intervention strategies. The report includes references, statistical and tabular data on each country, and a list of conference participants. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational Development, Educational Responsibility, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Higher Education, Humanitarianism, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Outcomes of Education, Public Agencies, Refugees, Rehabilitation, Retraining, Social Agencies, Social Services, Sociocultural Patterns, Violence, War
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Cambodia; Colombia; Palestine; Sierra Leone