The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) recently hosted an important discussion around Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States. If you were not able to attend, the video of this event is available on USIP’s website and here:
What kind of curricula promote the best education for long-term peace in post-conflict, fragile and low resource contexts? Many kinds of primary and secondary school curricula aim to promote social cohesion, greater tolerance and recovery from violence. But until recently we have had little research on the different benefits of various curricula in different types of conflict, or on how they can be used together most effectively, and on whether these curricular approaches need to be sequenced temporally after conflict, and if so, how.
In May 2012, Education Above All, a Doha-based education group, commissioned papers from practitioners and thematic experts that map and analyze the most widely used of these different curricula, collectively designated as “education for global citizenship,” and the policies that have accompanied their implementation. A major finding of this research project was that “transformative education for local, national and global citizenship and peace CAN be implemented even under difficult conditions if there is a policy commitment to do so.” To explore this important issue, the project director, technical adviser and expert on conflict and education, Margaret Sinclair, discussed these research findings with experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Brookings Institution.
- Margaret Sinclair, Technical Adviser to Education Above All, Doha, Qatar “Education for Global Citizenship in Low-Resource and Fragile Settings”
- Jeff Helsing, Dean of Curriculum, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, USIP
- Xanthe Ackerman, Associate Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution
- Qamar-ul Huda, Senior Program Officer, Religion and Peacemaking Center, USIP
- Lili Cole, USIP
Please find here the full report edited by Margaret Sinclair: Education for Global Citizenship in Low-Resource and Fragile Settings
Source: USIP and Education Above All