Schools for Conflict or For Peace in Afghanistan examines the complex motivations and effects of aid to education in Afghanistan beginning with the US support for "jihad literacy" to undermine the Soviets in the 1980s and tracing how politically biased education programs can contribute to creating conditions for conflict. The book argues for a sounder understanding of the role of education in state-building and recommends ways education may contribute to sustainable peace through expanded access to education with neutral, quality curriculum.
Learn more about the book and order it at either Columbia University Press or Amazon.
Please click here to learn more about my current research on community-based schools in Afghanistan and here to learn more about my research in Pakistan.
Read my recent article "Education in Emergencies A Review of Theory and Research" (with co-authors Kapit, Wahl, Guven, and Skarpetieg).
I discussed my work on WAMC's Academic Minute on August 27th, 2014. The interview is available here.