Conflict Sensitive Education

 

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Conflict Sensitive Education

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Training Materials
INEE 

The development of the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Training Materials was a collaborative, inter-agency effort based on input from an expert reference group and feedback from over 50 pilot trainings in over 20 countries. Based on the CSE Pack, these materials have been created to support the integration of conflict sensitivity in global education policies and programs. The 90-minute and 2-day CSE training materials are available in English, Arabic and French on the INEE Toolkit here.

Find more information on CSE and on the INEE CSE Pack here

 

‘Development in Reverse’? A Longitudinal Analysis of Armed Conflict, Fragility and School Enrollment
Comparative Education

This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of cross-national data on armed conflict, state fragility, and enrollment in primary and secondary schooling. The study is motivated by questions raised in the 2012 Human Security Report, which challenges the widely held assumption that conflict is necessarily detrimental to educational outcomes. The study uses multilevel modelling techniques to determine how conflict and fragility relate to changes in enrollment. Our findings suggest that growth in enrollment is significantly lower in conflict-affected countries but that the effect is dependent upon countries’ overall enrollment level. However, when we control for fragility, the effect of conflict is not significant, which is consistent with the Human Security Report’s suggestion that fragility is an underlying cause of both conflict and poor educational outcomes.

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Conflict Sensitive Education
INEE Blog

It’s a fact: education is a right. This right is documented in the Millennium Development Goals, the Education for All Goals, and other international agreements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

However, in conflict-affected and fragile states, we know that this right to education is not being realized. Globally, there are 58 million out-of-school children in primary school. One half of these children live in conflict-affected states. (UNESCO, UIS, EFA-GMR 2014) Thirty-three percent of the 20 million out-of school adolescents in the world live in conflict-affected states. (EFA-GMR 2013)

Education, and the way it’s implemented, can reinforce, exacerbate and prolong conflict. How? One example is history textbooks that perpetuate myths, stereotypes, or biases against certain groups.

To read the full posting, click here

 

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The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education

 

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