ERIC Number: ED525761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Education and War
Blair, Elizabeth E., Ed.; Miller, Rebecca B., Ed.; Tieken, Mara Casey, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
This book examines the complex and varied relations between educational institutions and societies at war. Drawn from the pages of the "Harvard Educational Review," the essays provide multiple perspectives on how educational institutions support and oppose wartime efforts. As the editors of the volume note, the book reveals how people swept up in wars "reconsider and reshape education to reflect or resist the commitments, ideals, structures, and effects of wartime. Constituents use educational institutions to disseminate and reproduce dominant ideologies or to empower and inspire those marginalized." A wide-ranging volume that addresses issues of vital importance within the United States and throughout the world, "Education and War" fills a crucial void in individuals' understanding of education and its critical role in society. This book contains two parts. Part One, Reforms of Education Amidst Conflict, contains: (1) Jesuit Education for Justice: The Colegio in El Salvador, 1968-1984 (Charles J. Beirne); (2) Resistances to Knowing in the Nuclear Age (John E. Mack); (3) The Contradictions of Bantu Education (Mokubung O. Nkomo); (4) Identifying Alternatives to Political Violence: An Educational Imperative (Christopher Kruegler and Patricia Parkman); (5) Developing Cultural Fluency: Arab and Jewish Students Engaging in One Another's Company (Jocelyn Anne Glazier); (6) Black Dean: Race, Reconciliation, and the Emotions of Deanship (Jonathan David Jansen); and (7) "I Was Born Here, but My Home, It's Not Here": Educating for Democratic Citizenship in an Era of Transnational Migration and Global Conflict (Thea Renda Abu El-Haj). Part Two, New Forms of Education Amidst Conflict, contains: (1) The Flying University in Poland, 1978-1980 (Hanna Buczynska-Garewicz); (2) "Not Bread Alone": Clandestine Schooling and Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust (Susan M. Kardos); (3) An Interview with Khalil Mahshi; (4) Forming the National Character: Paradox in the Educational Thought of the Revolutionary Generation (David Tyack); (5) Women and Education in Eritrea: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis (Asgedet Stefanos); and (6) Nicaragua 1980: The Battle of the ABCs (Fernando Cardenal and Valerie Miller).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Institutional Role, Role of Education, Church Related Colleges, Activism, Politics of Education, Arabs, Migration, Deans, African Americans, Citizenship Education, Resistance (Psychology), Interviews, Females, Jews, Democracy, Conflict, Ideology, Ghettos, Educational History, Educational Environment, Nuclear Energy, Violence, Racial Relations
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Africa; El Salvador; Eritrea; Nicaragua; Poland; United States