Education in Fragile Contexts
What is the relationship between education and fragility? Can education play a supportive role in conditions of fragility, or does it do more harm than good? How can educational measures be conceptualized and implemented to initiate a “turn-around” out of a deep crisis? And how do local and international polit¬ical actors impact formal and informal education in complex fragile contexts?
This volume addresses such urgent questions by combining theoretical re-flection, case studies, and policy-related articles to take the emerging debate on education in contexts of fragility one step further. Cases include the war-torn societies of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Guinea as well as the so-called quintessential fragile states – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Afghanistan.
The contributors to this reader are both academics and practitioners, synthe-siz¬ing research and first-hand knowledge of the field. It therefore provides insights for development practitioners and scholars alike.