This paper examines truth and reconciliation commissions that have made reference to a longer-term role for education in coming to terms with the past and contributing towards future reconciliation. The countries reviewed are Guatemala, Liberia, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Timor-Leste. Some have developed strategies for children‟s participation and made recommendations for inclusion in the formal school curriculum. However, recommendations regarding a role for education have usually been very general in nature, with little specification of what is expected of educators in practical terms and little follow-through by education authorities. The paper therefore identifies a number of challenges if education is to have a role in truth and reconciliation. It also identifies potential areas for educational development and recommendations for future actions.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- transitional justice
- truth reconciliaion commission
Smith, A. (Author). (2010). Children, Education and Reconciliation, Innocenti Working Paper No. 2010-10. Florence, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. Web publication/site, UNICEF. Retrieved from http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/11426/1/Smith_Alan_%282010%29_Children_Education_and_Reconciliation_Innocenti_Working_Paper.pdf