Summer School 2014: Teaching and Learning About the Past in the Aftermath of (Civil) War and Mass Violence

Teaching and Learning About the Past in the Aftermath of (Civil) War and Mass Violence

THE CHALLENGES AND PROMISES OF HISTORY EDUCATION IN DIVIDED AND POST-WAR SOCIETIES

Braunschweig, Germany
24.07.-28.07.2014

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) organized the second Georg Arnhold International Summer School, exploring the theme of transitional justice and education on "Transitional Justice and Education: Engaging Children and Youth in Justice and Peacebuilding through Educational Media, Curricula and Outreach.

The Summer School focused on educational media, curricula and curriculum reform, educational activities, and diverse actors such as teachers, NGOs, UN bodies, communities and governments in the context of transitional justice processes and policies. Particular emphasis was placed on measures supporting a conflict-sensitive approach to coming to terms with past conflict and violence. In creating a bridge between the concepts of transitional justice and education for sustainable peace, the Georg Arnhold Summer School aims to reflect on lessons learned and explore innovative ways to help engage children and youth in justice and peacebuilding efforts through education, fostering their capacity for critical thinking and supporting their social and political empowerment and the social cohesion of the societies they live in.

Find the program about the Summer School 2014.