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Title: Educating For Peace: The Sociocultural Dimensions of Grassroots Peace Education as a Tool for National Reconciliation and Social Forgetting in Sierra Leone
Contributor(s): Lahai, John Idriss  (author)orcid ; Ware, Helen  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.3.2.69
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Abstract: The prevention of violence in countries in transition is a central focus in policymaking. However, how to remember the past-how it is regarded and dealt with-remains a major challenge especially where the agendas of different actors and their underlying concepts of justice, peace, and reconciliation do not always go hand in hand. In this paper we explore how the local framing of peace education, and the cultural contextualization of reconciliation have helped the people of Sierra Leone come to terms with the past and transcend their individual experiences as they work to promote national reconciliation. This paper discusses the sociocultural context of peace education in Sierra Leone. It traces and explores the nature of the power of the people and their agency and representation not just in the design and conduct of grassroots peace education in the country, but also in (re)shaping their social ideals and values, belief systems and cultural norms that was created by their local institutions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 3(2), p. 69-90
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2156-7263
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160805 Social Change
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
160602 Citizenship
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 441004 Social change
440107 Social and cultural anthropology
440802 Citizenship
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950501 Understanding Africa's Past
940201 Civics and Citizenship
940401 Civil Justice
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130701 Understanding Africa’s past
230201 Civics and citizenship
230401 Civil justice
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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