Overview two: The place of contestation in the discourse of conflict education

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The objective of this section of the introduction is to describe and analyse the place of the component of contestation in the discourse of conflict education. First Judaism’s approach to disagreements and contestation between different and opposing opinions is presented, which is pivotal to conflict discourse in Israel and for Jews worldwide, and can serve as a starting point for debate as to its wider relevance. The discussion then broadens out to examine several factors that accelerate the contestation component in educational discourse in conflict regions more generally. A critical analysis is performed of research studies that have explored the nature of discourse between conflict groups, and their failure to address contestation is discussed. Finally the development of a culture of contestation in educational research and practice is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Contested Role of Education in Conflict and Fragility
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789463000109
ISBN (Print)9789463000093
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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