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Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Dana Burde


Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its state-building efforts. This book shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both deliberately in the 1980s through violence-infused, anti-Soviet curricula and inadvertently in the 2000s through misguided stabilization programs. It also reveals how dominant humanitarian models that determine what counts as appropriate aid have limited attention and resources toward education, in some cases fueling programs that undermine their goals. For education to promote peace in Afghanistan, the book ... More

Keywords: education funding, Afghanistan education aid, community-based education, school attendance, neutral curriculum, conflict reduction, peace building, humanitarian education work, conflict zones, Pakistan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169288
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Burde, author
New York University

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