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Title: Negotiating a locally relevant peace education curriculum for Bougainville
Contributor(s): Jenkins, KA (author); Jenkins, BA (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Bougainville is a post conflict society. A continued peaceful future for Bougainville can only be secured if its development is based upon politically, economically, socially and ecologically justpractices. The introduction of a peace curriculum is one of many methods to achieve this goal. To help facilitate these equitable practices, the United States Institute for Peace funded a project toenable the development of a peace curriculum for Bougainville. The paper describes a dialogicprocess with local education stakeholders. This project was initiated following a request from localpeace educators. We expect a collaborative process to give rise to a relevant, locally generatedpeace curriculum, which could be integrated within the existing school curriculum within the formalsector and also through non-formal avenues involving NGOs.This paper reports on the first phase of the project - a workshop with community stakeholders withthe intention of producing themes that they viewed as regionally important for peace inBougainville. The paper describes the processes used to enhance discussion and decision-makingamong participants, as well as the thematic outcomes that emerged. A number of themes weredeveloped and then prioritised by local, community stakeholders. This aided the identification ofrelevant content for a peace education curriculum. Process, an important part of curriculum development, will be addressed in more detail in partnership with local educators in the secondphase of this project. Ultimately, it is hoped that a locally generated peace curriculum will provemore sustainable as teachers and community members will have increased ownership of it due totheir active involvement in its creation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ANZCIES [Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society] 34th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 30 November - 4 December, 2006
Conference Details: ANZCIES [Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society] 34th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 30 November - 4 December, 2006
Source of Publication: Global Governance, Educational Change, and Cultural Ecology: Proceedings of the 34th Annual ANZCIES Conference, p. 125-138
Publisher: Centre for Research on International Education and Sustainability, UNE
Place of Publication: University of New England, Armidale
Field of Research (FOR): 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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