ERIC Number: EJ929261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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The Influence of Education on Violent Conflict and Peace: Inequality, Opportunity and the Management of Diversity
Brown, Graham K.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v41 n2 p191-204 Jun 2011
This article examines the ways in which education and educational policy impact upon the likelihood and dynamics of violent conflict. It argues that education is rarely directly implicated in the incidence of violent conflict but identifies three main mechanisms through which education can indirectly accentuate or mitigate the risk of conflict: through the creation and maintenance of socio-economic divisions, including horizontal inequalities between ethnic groups; through processes of political inclusion and exclusion; and through accommodation of cultural diversity. It further suggests that designing conflict-sensitive education systems is particularly problematic because the implications of these three principal mechanisms often pull in different directions.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Conflict, Cultural Pluralism, Inclusion, Influences, International Education, Educational Development, Politics of Education, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Educational Environment, Peace, Access to Education
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