Bristol Conversations in Education - Researching Teachers as Agents of Peace and Social Cohesion
Prof. Yusuf Sayed, Prof. Mario Novelli and Dr. Naureen Durrani, University of Sussex
Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA
This event is part of the Graduate School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series.
The panel will present findings from a ESRC-DFID study focused on ‘Engaging Teachers as Agents of Peacebuilding in post conflict contexts’. This two-year study sought to understand how education peacebuilding interventions promote teachers' agency and capacity to build peace and social cohesion. A social justice framework that addresses recognition, redistribution, representation and reconciliation was employed to conceptualise peace and social cohesion. This was applied to an examination of teacher professional development, teacher trust and accountability, pedagogy, textbooks and curricula in South Africa, Rwanda and Pakistan.
There will be refreshments available before the event.