Rebuilding regimes or rebuilding community? Teachers' agency for social reconstruction in Iraq

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Abstract

Non‐government organisations (NGOs) are playing an increasingly significant role in post‐conflict situations as donor funding pours into rebuilding programs. Donor funding supports the development of a range of humanitarian and civic programs such as peace restoration, civic reconstruction and peace‐keeping. This article is a case study of the rebuilding of the education system in post‐conflict Iraq that contextualises the activities sanctioned by new regime and aid agencies in post‐conflict Iraq. While the war and crisis in Iraq continues to fuel great debate, a full political discussion falls outside the scope of this paper. Instead, the intention is to unpack the way that the dominant regime rehabilitates the education system in a seemingly apolitical way. Attempts to rebuild the Iraqi education system appear to be a case of the separation of political rehabilitation and social reconstruction. As the need for the new regime …
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Peace Education
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2006

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