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Local, place-based, and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding

The project, Local, place-based, and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding, is supported under the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant programme with funding of £9,803. Globally, post-conflict and transitional societies statistically relapse into violence and conflict within ten years (UNESCO, 2014) due to the state of fragility and crises conflicts create in their borders – the vicious cycle they are struggling to break away from. 

School of Education 2021 Webinar Series - Migration and Refugee Education

Webinar - Celebrating Social Justice Research in Education - Migration and Refugee Education

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Join us for the fourth of five exciting events that focus on key issues in educational research. The focus of this webinar is research at intersections between culture, literacies, inclusion, and pedagogy, notably in regions of conflict, and through a focus on the arts, children's literature, and literacies.

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Briefing Paper 3: The role of Stakeholders in Peacebuilding

Briefing Paper 3: The role of Stakeholders in Peacebuilding

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This briefing paper focusses on the role of stakeholders in peacebuilding which are defined as actors coming together to participate and cooperate at different levels for the sake of building peaceful societies. We aim to showcase that the active participation of different actors and organisations has a significant impact on the development of peacebuilding projects.

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Briefing Paper 2: Key Public policies for peacebuilding in Medellin

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This briefing paper highlights some of the more specific policies for the city of Medellin (Colombia) from 2004 to 2019, which contributed to reducing the rates of violence by focusing on developing community cohesion while tackling both crime and inequality. It contributes to the overall research project which seeks to create a detailed understanding of the infrastructure, engagement, resources and policies required to educationally transform a community and move towards peacebuilding.

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Project Launch | Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment in India and Rwanda

Project Launch | Gendered Journeys

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This project will investigate how far, and in what ways, gender may have an influence in the progress of students through higher education, graduation and progression into skilled employment in the STEM sector in India and Rwanda. This is important because science has a critical role in supporting global sustainable development that will not be realised unless it makes better use of the potential skills of women and girls.

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COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

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The year 2020 is illuminating important differences in the geography of vulnerability. People across the United States have had vastly different experiences of COVID-19 and the many societal stresses exacerbated by or directly resulting from the pandemic. Geographers have the capacity to integrate local and population-scale research, yet examples of this type of integration are rare among studies of vulnerability.

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Learning and Living in Diverse Communities

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"Learning and Living in Diverse Communities" was the theme of the conference that took place in the House of Civic Communities in the city of Pécs, Hungary, in June 2019. It was the 11th conference which the specialized network on “Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities” of the European Society on the Research for the Education of Adults (ESREA) has been organizing ever since 2006.

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ASPBAE publishes statement on COVID-19 highlighting vulnerable groups

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The COVID-19 pandemic has a strong impact on all of us in the field of education and lifelong learning. For adult learning and education and related institutional settings like Adult Education or Community Learning Centers it is extremely difficult as their transformation into the on-line and digital world of learning is not possible without respective financial backing and professional expertise. ASPBAE, the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, has just published a Statement with a situation analysis and recommendations for support.

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