This paper examines the role of education in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding, because there is a limited evidence base, specifically from the learners’ point of view. The findings from Rwanda, where education was used for discrimination and marginalisation throughout its history and is now a pillar of national unity and reconciliation in the post-genocide education reforms, contribute to the literature on education and conflict. They have highlighted two unique roles of education in peacebuilding: providing cognitive rewards and transforming the values of learners, which enables humanisation.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Peace Education, on 20/09/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17400201.2019.1669146
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- conflict transformation
- learner perspective
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations