Education and fragility in Liberia

Languages
English
Co-publisher
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
Series
Education in emergencies and reconstruction; IIEP research papers
Year
2011
Pages
64 p.

Online version

About the publication

Liberia has experienced a long history of political, social and economic fragility, and insecurity, the legacies of which have inevitably shaped the present. Culminating in the instability of the 1980s and the civil war, which started in 1989, overt conflict finally ended with the signing of the 2003 Accra Peace Accord, allowing the country to embark on intensive efforts of post-war reconstruction and development, as well as peace building and reconciliation. Historically, while schooling served an educational function for many, it also played a major role in the historic patterns of exclusion and marginalization by limiting access, offering low levels of quality for many, and hewing to the culture of one out of many groups in society. While the Liberian government aims to rebuild the system, the achievement of its objectives has been hindered by the immensity of the task. This report, published by UNESCO.s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), examines the impact of education on fragility in Liberia through a review of the interaction of education with the drivers and dynamics of fragility.
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