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Youth in Postwar Guatemala

Youth in Postwar Guatemala

Education and Civic Identity in Transition

  • Author: Michelle J. Bellino
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813588014
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 270
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In the aftermath of armed conflict, how do new generations of young people learn about peace, justice, and democracy? Michelle J. Bellino describes how, following Guatemala’s civil war, adolescents at four schools in urban and rural communities learn about their country’s history of authoritarianism and develop civic identities within a fragile postwar democracy. Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala, traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, to examine how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice traverse public and private spaces, as well as generations. Bellino documents the ways that young people critically examine injustice while shaping an evolving sense of themselves as civic actors. In a country still marked by the legacies of war and division, young people navigate between the perilous work of critiquing the flawed democracy they inherited, and safely waiting for the one they were promised...

Comparative Perspectives on Refugee Youth Education

Comparative Perspectives on Refugee Youth Education

Dreams and Realities in Educational Systems Worldwide

  • Author: Alexander W. Wiseman,Lisa Damaschke-Deitrick,Ericka L. Galegher,Maureen F. Park
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429782810
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 302
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This volume explores the shared expectations that education is a panacea for the difficulties that refugees and their receiving countries face. This book investigates the ways in which education is both a dream solution as well as a contested landscape for refugee families and students. Using comparative, cross-national perspectives across five continents, the editors and contributors critically analyze the educational structures, policies, and practices intended to support refugee youth transition from conflict and post-conflict zones to mainstream classrooms and schools in their new communities.