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From Bullets to Blackboards: Education for Peace in Latin America and Asia Emily Vargas-Barón

From Bullets to Blackboards: Education for Peace in Latin America and Asia

Emily Vargas-Barón

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ISBN : 9781931003995
Hardcover
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For countries torn by war or violence, the stakes for developing education policies and quality programs are high. Effective education is essential to prepare the next generation for a productive life, heal psychological wounds, prevent cyclicalMoreFor countries torn by war or violence, the stakes for developing education policies and quality programs are high. Effective education is essential to prepare the next generation for a productive life, heal psychological wounds, prevent cyclical violence, and achieve peace. If educational needs are ignored during and after war, prior education systems may be retained and perpetuate conditions that can lead to more conflict. From Bullets to Blackboards profiles 10 exemplary education programs in Latin America and Asia, covering such topics as policy reform, early childhood development, primary and bilingual education, vocational skills for ex-combatants and displaced families, and training for human rights and democracy. By presenting lessons learned across the two regions, this book advances understanding of how to develop effective education programs in conflict situations.