ERIC Number: ED525131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Educating Children in Conflict Zones: Research, Policy, and Practice for Systemic Change--A Tribute to Jackie Kirk. International Perspectives on Education Reform Series
Mundy, Karen, Ed.; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah, Ed.
Teachers College Press
Inspired by the work of the late Dr. Jacqueline Kirk, this book takes a penetrating look at the challenges of delivering quality education to the approximately 39 million out-of-school children around the world who live in situations affected by violent conflict. With chapters by leading researchers on education in war and other conflict zones, the volume provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the links between conflict and children's access to education, as well as a review of the policies and approaches taken by those offering international assistance in this area. Empirical case studies drawn from diverse contexts--Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Uganda (among others)--offer readers a deeper understanding of the educational needs of these children and the practical challenges to meeting these needs. This inspiring collection: (1) Extends the legacy of the work that Jacqueline Kirk passionately pursued in her lifetime; (2) Includes several pieces of Jackie's writings plus new chapters from preeminent scholars in the field of education in conflict; (3) Focuses on lessons that can be learned from the views of children and educators on the ground; (4) Introduces cutting-edge approaches to field research, including impact evaluation and the use of photo-narrative; and (5) Presents promising policy developments and pioneering programs that are making a difference in the lives of children affected by conflict.
Descriptors: Conflict, Violence, War, Children, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Uganda