ERIC Number: EJ721728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Reference Count: 47
Using Transformative Models of Adult Literacy in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Processes at Community Level: Examples from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Sudan
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v35 n4 p443-462 Dec 2005
This paper draws on the experience in Guinea, Sierra Leone and South Sudan, to explore how the methodology and modalities of community based participatory literacy can interrelate and combine with those of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The paper considers how transformative models of literacy, such as those of Freire, REFLECT, the ActionAid literacy programme, and "New Literacy Studies", along with the self-expression and creative writing these generate, can contribute to the processes of forgiveness, reconciliation and reconstruction. It argues that adult literacy programmes constitute an important element in post-conflict reconstruction.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Peace, Teaching Methods, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guinea; Sierra Leone; Sudan