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ERIC Number: EJ815212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Learning, War, and Emergencies: A Study of the Learner's Perspective
Dicum, Julia
Comparative Education Review, v52 n4 p619-638 Nov 2008
This article contributes to the understanding of children's perspectives by summarizing and comparing the thematic results of oral histories of Eastern European and German survivors of World War II and Afghan survivors of the post-1979 Afghanistan armed conflict. Twenty-seven participants in this study shared their memories of learning during each of these wars prior to and immediately after migration to countries of their first asylum. The overarching goal was to generate a historical text against which deeper comparisons on the nature of learning during war and conflict can be made. In this article, the author summarizes the five major themes reflected in the oral histories, discusses their importance to the curriculum as experienced by the participants, and relates these experiences to international policy discourse. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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