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Exploring the role of peace education in schools in post-conflict Somalia

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dc.contributor.advisor Ford, Margaret Aden, Saeed A. 2017-05-01T15:55:38Z 2017-05-01T15:55:38Z 2017
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study investigates the role of peace education in schools in post-conflict Somalia. This research study followed a design with data collected from multiple sources on education in post-conflict Somalia as related to peace education. In order to reveal the emic perspective of Somali educators regarding the phenomenon under investigation, the researcher conducted face-to-face interviews with three Ministry of Education officials, three principals and three teachers guided by Patton’s interview protocol. In addition to that, the researcher composed field notes, and conducted non-participant observation. The analysis of the data yielded 34 core concepts and 3 analytic categories. The personal quotes highlight the experiences of the research participants. Three core themes arose from the interviews after transcribing and coding: Curriculum, Radicalization, and Capacity Building. The structured interviews revealed the emic perspective of the Somali educators on peace education and to what extent peace is promoted in schools in post-conflict Somalia. The findings provide a platform for future research on the topic of peace education in both Somali schools and schools in post-conflict societies. One of the limitations of this study is the setting, as it was conducted only in schools in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. The researcher could not travel to the other regions of Somalia due to the continuing civil war in Somalia. This limits the study’s validity and generalizability to other groups, populations, and other post conflict societies. (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Education) en_US
dc.subject.other education en_US
dc.subject.other peace studies en_US
dc.subject.other conflict en_US
dc.subject.other peace education en_US
dc.subject.other radicalization in schools en_US
dc.subject.other Somalia en_US
dc.title Exploring the role of peace education in schools in post-conflict Somalia en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kanyongo, Gibbs
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kew, Darren
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Aden, S.A. (2017). Exploring the role of peace education in schools in post-conflict Somalia. Retrieved from en_US
dc.description.program Educational Leadership en_US School of Education en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Aden, Saeed A.

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