Global and Cross-national Influences on Education in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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Abstract

In post-genocide Rwanda, education is being seen as a tool for development, reconstruction and reconciliation. This article explores three different ways in which international influence on the education agenda is being experienced, with particular focus on Rwanda as a post-conflict society. The three quite different dimensions and sources of influence considered here are: the global and bilateral pressures related to foreign aid to education; the effects of migration arising from national and regional conflict, and through this the transfer of models from elsewhere; and the conceptualisation of genocide as a global tragedy.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-709
Number of pages13
JournalOxford Review of Education
Volume32
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006