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From Global Partnership for Education: The crucial role of teachers in peacebuilding

New paper focuses on centrality of teachers to peacebuilding in post-conflict contexts

by Yusuf Sayed and Mario Novelli

The revealed centrality of teachers

Teachers often play a central, but revealed role in peacebuilding. This is the crucial conclusion of the new literature review. More credence should be given to the transformative capabilities of well trained, supported, motivated and remunerated teachers. Deeper understandings of the myriad of pressures faced by teachers both inside and outside of the classroom are required, allied to a clear recognition, backed by positive policy and funding initiatives, that education and teachers hold one of the keys to building successful and sustainable peace in post-conflict situations around the world.

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