ERIC Number: ED423232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Reconstruction. The Regeneration of Educational Capacity Following National Upheaval. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education.
Arnhold, Nina; Bekker, Julia; Kersh, Natasha; McLeish, Elizabeth; Phillips, David
This report examines the main questions that need to be addressed by agencies concerned with processes of reconstruction in countries that have experienced crisis (e.g., war, natural disaster, and extreme political and economic upheaval). The report focuses on educational reconstruction in its various manifestations. Within each heading, the report examines a number of issues exemplified by particular countries. After explaining educational reconstruction and the organizational framework of reconstruction (at the national, local, and institutional levels), the report discusses (1) physical reconstruction (buildings, supply of electricity and water, and environmental safety and security); (2) ideological reconstruction (education for democratization and retraining of teachers); (3) psychological reconstruction (demoralization, lack of confidence, and nostalgia; stress, anxiety, and depression; and trauma); (4) provision of materials and curricular reconstruction (provision of basic equipment, teacher emergency packages, textbooks and other educational materials, and curriculum development); (5) human resources (use of additional human resources, development of new management strategies to strengthen and advance capacity-building among teachers, and inter-university teacher training programs for capacity building); and (6) population and demography (basic needs for survival, development of life and educational skills, provision of basic educational materials, development of human resources, and development of new perspectives and longer-term life skills). Two appendixes present case studies of Bosnia and Rwanda. (SM)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Economic Factors, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Natural Disasters, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Refugees, School Buildings, School Safety, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Textbooks, War
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Sponsor: Overseas Development Administration, London (England).
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Identifiers - Location: Rwanda; Yugoslavia