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Reshaping the Future : Education and Postconflict Reconstruction


  • World Bank


The aim of this volume is to draw international attention to the key role that education can play in both preventing conflict and in reconstructing post-conflict societies. The author also hopes to alert developing countries and donors alike to the devastating consequences of conflict on a country's education systems and outcomes, as well to emphasize the importance of maximizing the opportunities to reform education systems presented by a reconstruction setting, adopting a long-term development perspective, and emphasizing equity and quality in the delivery of education services. Every education system has the potential to exacerbate the conditions that contribute to violent conflict. Based on this notion, the author argues that education warrants high priority in both humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction. The central message of this book is that education plays key role in both conflict prevention and in the reconstruction of post-conflict societies. It highlights significant findings on education and post-conflict reconstruction drawn from thorough research and literature review, a survey and database of key indicators for 52 conflict-affected countries, and a review of 12 country studies.

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  • World Bank, 2005. "Reshaping the Future : Education and Postconflict Reconstruction," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14838, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:14838

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    1. Bratti, Massimiliano & Mendola, Mariapia, 2014. "Parental health and child schooling," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 94-108.
    2. Porter, Holly E., 2015. "“Say no to bad touches”: Schools, sexual identity and sexual violence in northern Uganda," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 271-282.
    3. Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg, 2016. "Building peace through education in a post-conflict environment: A case study exploring perceptions of best practices," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 77-83.
    4. Thomas Flores & Irfan Nooruddin, 2009. "Financing the peace: Evaluating World Bank post-conflict assistance programs," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 1-27, March.
    5. Justino, Patricia, 2016. "Supply and demand restrictions to education in conflict-affected countries: New research and future agendas," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 76-85.
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