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dc.contributor.authorDatzberger, Simone
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Outi
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-19T03:55:20Z
dc.date.available2020-08-19T03:55:20Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2164-7259
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21647259.2018.1517963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396554
dc.description.abstractThis article assesses how reconciliation in post-conflict Uganda is currently approached in the country’s education sector. It highlights that education is in the main equated with economic development thereby side-lining the legacies of past conflicts and social injustices. In the view of Uganda’s highly politicised reconciliation process, this may not come as a surprise. Interviewees pointed to a general fear, that addressing past conflicts in official curricula could revive tensions. However, fieldwork further revealed that a sheer absence of reconciliation through the education sector could be dangerous in two ways. First, silencing past conflicts in schools may have a depoliticising effect on a population as a whole. It deprives a society of constructing a social, cultural and national identity that is based on multiple understandings of a conflict. Second, the absence of a social truth based on different narratives of the conflict can in the long-term trigger new forms of structural violence if not conflict or violent unrest.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom118
dc.relation.ispartofpageto134
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPeacebuilding
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleSilencing the past in Ugandan schools. The role of education in reconciliation processes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDatzberger, S; Donovan, O, Silencing the past in Ugandan schools. The role of education in reconciliation processes, Peacebuilding, 2020, 8 (1), pp. 118-134
dc.date.updated2020-08-19T03:38:01Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Peacebuilding, 8 (1), pp. 118-134, 18 Oct 2018, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/21647259.2018.1517963
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gro.griffith.authorDonovan, Outi E.


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