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Children, Education and Reconciliation, Innocenti Working Paper No. 2010-10. Florence, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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Smith, Alan (2010) Children, Education and Reconciliation, Innocenti Working Paper No. 2010-10. Florence, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. United Nations Children's Fund, 32 pp [Internet publication]

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Abstract

This paper examines truth and reconciliation commissions that have made reference to a longer-term role for education in coming to terms with the past and contributing towards future reconciliation. The countries reviewed are Guatemala, Liberia, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Timor-Leste. Some have developed strategies for children‟s participation and made recommendations for inclusion in the formal school curriculum. However, recommendations regarding a role for education have usually been very general in nature, with little specification of what is expected of educators in practical terms and little follow-through by education authorities. The paper therefore identifies a number of challenges if education is to have a role in truth and reconciliation. It also identifies potential areas for educational development and recommendations for future actions.

Item Type:Internet publication
Keywords:education; conflict; reconciliation; transitional justice; truth reconciliaion commission
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:11426
Deposited By:Professor Alan Smith
Deposited On:11 Feb 2010 21:17
Last Modified:15 Feb 2011 15:07

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