HS 255F — Education for Development and Conflict Transformation

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Explores the structural relationship between education, conflict transformation and development. It reviews the role of education as a driver of economic growth and social mobility, as well as inclusivity and conflict sensitivity, and analyzes how these core development and coexistence functions can be compromised during conflict and emergency situations. Using a case study approach, the course examines how specific education systems develop trust or mistrust between groups in relatively stable situations. Students also analyze the challenges faced by national governments and international organizations in delivering education programs during conflict and refugee situations, and the ways that formal and non-formal education can contribute to reconciliation and conflict transformation after protracted periods of conflict. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Dassin or Mr. Lempereur