Contemporary and Critical Education

“This examination of the purposes and provision of refugee education from World War II to the present sheds light on a central and unresolved tension: Refugees are both within and outside of nation-states. Haddad (2008, p. 7) described this precarity as “the gaps between states.” On the one hand, refugee education epitomizes global influences on education.”

Excerpt from and excellent article by Sarah Dryden-Peterson in December’s Education Researcher.

There are significant questions in global education ecologies. According to UNESCO “Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights.” It is abhorrent that children displaced by war suffer multiple violations of human rights. Dryden-Peterson is adroitly wading into very complicated waters and I thank her for this. We need to wade carefully and look closely at Global Education and war. As Muir has eloquently written,”When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

Recommended media to continue your research and conversation:

Apple et al. (2009)

 

 

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