Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Timothy Sisk

Keywords

Education and conflict, Gulu District, Northern Uganda, Primary schooling, Sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract

The changing nature of armed conflict in the 21st century, marked by indiscriminate targeting of civilians, poses severe challenges for the continuation of teaching and learning in war-affected countries. Conflict may affect schooling directly through attacks on students, teachers, and schools, as well as indirectly by affecting individuals' livelihoods, the state's capacity to deliver services, and refugee flows. Further, schools may reflect conflict and violence through oppressive or divisive linguistic policies or curricula, the use of corporal punishment, and sexual violence against students. However, the existing empirical research on the nexus between education and conflict, by focusing on indicators of participation, does not adequately reflect the magnitude of the problem. Through an analysis of education indicators on progression and completion in Sub-Saharan Africa and a case study of primary schooling in Gulu District in Northern Uganda, this study explores the patterns and mechanisms which characterize and link education and conflict.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Sarah Gates

File size

140 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

International relations, Education

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