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ERIC Number: EJ815975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Education and Fragile States
Kirk, Jackie
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v5 n2 p181-200 Jul 2007
Within the fragile states agendas and policies of development agencies and organisations education is of concern; education is a social service sector in which the impacts of state fragility are significant, in terms of access and quality of provision for children, working conditions and support for teachers, good governance and legitimacy for the society/community as a whole. However, this article argues that education should be at the centre of fragile states discussions as more than a basic service; in relation to fragility, education is at the same time cause, effect, problem and possible solution. Education needs to be part of fragility analysis as well as in the identification of priority stabilising interventions. In education--as in other sectors and domains--gender equality and state fragility are inherently connected and gender equality must be integrated through all analysis and interventions. The article ends with some recommendations for moving in this direction. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Language: English
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