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Education Systems during and after Conflict: Lessons and Limitations from Northern Ireland

By Elizabeth Anderson Worden, American University and Una O’Connor Bones, Ulster University. These issues were discussed during a session at the September 2019 UKFIET conference on inclusive education systems. It has been just over twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) ended the civil conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles, in 1998. […]

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Youth in post-conflict areas: the role of international cooperation in education

This blog was written by Ana Carolina Rodrigues-Vasse. Ana works at the University of Groningen where she teaches, researches and contributes with external projects on international development, agriculture and popular education in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. For the 2019 UKFIET conference, 17 individuals, including Ana, were provided with bursaries to assist them to participate […]

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Stopping the War on Children

This blog was written by Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, as the organisation celebrates its 100 years and launches the Stop the War on Children campaign. It was originally posted on the Project Syndicate website on 14 May 2019. Around 420 million children are currently living in conflict-affected countries – more […]

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The state and internally displaced teachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Cyril Owen Brandt is a PhD candidate with the International Development Studies programme at the University of Amsterdam, within the Education and International Development ISAcademy research group. His research is on the role of education systems in processes of state formation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In his PhD thesis, he looks at […]

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Girls Education – which way forward?

Students from a US based MA course recently asked me why NGOs put too much emphasis on shocking statistics and pictures of girls only while boys from poor and conflict affected countries were also disadvantaged? “Why discriminate” they asked? It dawned on me that to one not caught up in the debates, or one witnessing […]

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