ERIC Number: EJ1051781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1740 0201
Losing Ground: A Critical Analysis of Teachers' Agency for Peacebuilding Education in Sri Lanka
Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T. A.; Hoeks, Celine C. M. Q.
Journal of Peace Education, v12 n1 p56-73 2015
This paper aims to explore the "agency" of teachers for peacebuilding education in Sri Lanka through a critical multiscalar analysis of the interplay between "context"--education policies and governance--and "agent"--teachers as strategic political actors. It draws on two studies conducted in Sri Lanka in 2006 and 2011 to give insight into a changing context from conflict to post-conflict. While peace education and social cohesion were high on the political agendas before the official ending of the conflict, the need for a continuous and integral peace education approach seems to be losing political ground in present-day Sri Lanka. The paper seeks to contribute to the broader debate on the complex role of education and teachers in conflict and post-conflict situations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance, Change Agents, Conflict, Context Effect, Social Change, Role of Education, Teacher Role, Social Studies, Educational Practices, Criticism, Politics of Education, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka