In 2009, Globalisation, Societies and Education published a special issue on globalisation, education, and violent conflict, in tribute to Jackie Kirk, a passionate researcher, educator, and advocate, who was killed while working with the International Rescue Committee in Afghanistan. This book is an opportunity to capture the promising new developments that have occurred within the maturing sub-field of education and conflict in the intervening years. It explores two critical dimensions of education amid conflict and in post-conflict settings: the increasingly protracted, non-linear and disjointed nature of conflict and the complex interplay between global and local forces in conflict-affected contexts.
Taken as a whole, this book represents a ‘narrative of becoming’ of the maturing sub-field of education and conflict. It traces and intertwines local and global histories of education amidst conflict, and puts them into conversation with the present. This volume was originally published as a special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education.
Introduction. Education, conflict, and globalisation Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson and Sarah Dryden-Peterson
1. ‘The fruit caught between two stones’: the conflicted position of teachers within Aceh’s independence struggle Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo and Ritesh Shah
2. The global–local negotiation: between the official and the implemented history curriculum in Israeli classrooms Miri Yemini and Yifat Bronshtein
3. The right to education in protracted conflict: teachers’ experiences in non-formal education in Colombia Laura Vega and Monisha Bajaj
4. Cross-border transitions: navigating conflict and political change through community education practices in Myanmar and the Thai border Elizabeth J.T. Maber
5. Fleeing through the globalised education system: the role of violence and conflict in international student migration Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard and Sisse Mari-Louise Wulff Nat-George
6. Higher education as the catalyst of recovery in conflict-affected societies Sansom Milton and Sultan Barakat
7. The changing role of education in the Iraqi disputed territories: assimilation, segregation and indoctrination Kelsey Shanks
8. Educational change in post-conflict contexts: reflections on the South African experience 20 years later Pam Christie