Education: Cultural Reproduction, Revolution and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Societies

  • Tejendra Pherali


This chapter reviews some of the key debates in the growing field of education and conflict studies. In recent years, the interrelationship between education and conflict has been explored widely in the academic as well as the practitioner literature.1 More importantly, development practitioners are increasingly recognizing the need to understand this complex nexus in order to inform educational programming in conflict-affected environments.2 In the era of globalization, education serves as a mechanism for social, political and economic control, which is exercised in the consensual mutuality between political elites and corporate interests. In this context, societies struggle to cultivate humanity against the dominance of neoliberalism as well as to make schooling relevant to disenfranchised populations while recognizing the social and cultural situationality of education. In this chapter, I will discuss the following key issues relating to education, social change and conflict, particularly focusing on: (1) interactions between education and conflict — that is, education as victim and perpetrator; (2) education as liberation, resistance and revolution; and (3) education as peacebuilder and pedagogies for peacebuilding.


Cultural Capital Educational Reform Disciplinary Perspective Dominant Ideology Development Assistance Committee 
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