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Equipping for Peace: How the Government of Uganda Promotes Peace through Education

O'Malley, Derek LU (2009) MIDM70 20091
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This review of the educational tools developed to promote peace in Uganda sought to answer two primary questions through qualitative elite interviews and secondary research: is the Government of Uganda (GoU) actively trying to promote peace by promoting education? and what are the tools being used? A lens made of peace education theory was employed to assess those questions while the relationship between education, development and peace was likewise presented. It was demonstrated that education not only causes behavior change, but that it can act as an agent of peace. The primary source data collected through eight institution-level interviews revealed that the government had created the space for other actors like the UN and USAID to... (More)
This review of the educational tools developed to promote peace in Uganda sought to answer two primary questions through qualitative elite interviews and secondary research: is the Government of Uganda (GoU) actively trying to promote peace by promoting education? and what are the tools being used? A lens made of peace education theory was employed to assess those questions while the relationship between education, development and peace was likewise presented. It was demonstrated that education not only causes behavior change, but that it can act as an agent of peace. The primary source data collected through eight institution-level interviews revealed that the government had created the space for other actors like the UN and USAID to develop and implement peace education programs and projects. However, there was a lack of distinct leadership on the part of the GoU with concerns to peace education. As such, an array of tools created by national and international actors other than the government were present and competing for resources. (Less)
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author
O'Malley, Derek LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Human rights education, Peace education, Uganda, education and development.
language
English
id
1439731
date added to LUP
2009-08-14 13:26:57
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2010-05-07 13:17:30
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  abstract     = {This review of the educational tools developed to promote peace in Uganda sought to answer two primary questions through qualitative elite interviews and secondary research:  is the Government of Uganda (GoU) actively trying to promote peace by promoting education? and what are the tools being used?  A lens made of peace education theory was employed to assess those questions while the relationship between education, development and peace was likewise presented.  It was demonstrated that education not only causes behavior change, but that it can act as an agent of peace.  The primary source data collected through eight institution-level interviews revealed that the government had created the space for other actors like the UN and USAID to develop and implement peace education programs and projects.  However, there was a lack of distinct leadership on the part of the GoU with concerns to peace education.  As such, an array of tools created by national and international actors other than the government were present and competing for resources.},
  author       = {O'Malley, Derek},
  keyword      = {Human rights education,Peace education,Uganda,education and development.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Equipping for Peace: How the Government of Uganda Promotes Peace through Education},
  year         = {2009},
}