Innocenti Insights The Two Faces of Education in Ethnic Conflict: Towards a peacebuilding education for children AUTHOR(S) Diana Saltarelli; Kenneth D. Bush Published: 2000 Innocenti Insights The Two Faces of Education in Ethnic Conflict challenges a widely-held assumption - that education is inevitably a force for good. While stressing the many stabilizing aspects of good quality education, editors Kenneth Bush and Diana Saltarelli show how education can be manipulated to drive a wedge between people, rather than drawing them closer together. After analyzing the increasing importance of ethnicity in contemporary conflicts, this Innocenti Insight outlines the negative and positive faces of education in situations of tension or violence, including the denial of education as a weapon of war (negative) and the cultivation of inclusive citizenship (positive). It emphasizes the need for peacebuilding education that goes further than the 'add good education and stir' approach, aiming to transform the very foundations of intolerance. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 52 | Thematic area: Education | Tags: armed conflicts, chechnya, education, ethnic groups, minority groups, northern ireland, right to enjoy own culture | Publisher: Innocenti Research Centre × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Diana Saltarelli; Kenneth D. Bush 2000 The Two Faces of Education in Ethnic Conflict: Towards a peacebuilding education for children. , pp. 52.