Conflict, Convergence, or Coexistence: The Strategic Logic of Education in Reframing World Order
Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2019, Pages: 67-74
Received: Jan. 25, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 16, 2019; Published: Jun. 4, 2019
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Jude Chinwuba Asike, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Charles Chukwurah Mezie-Okoye, Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies (CCGS), University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Abstract
This paper is international relations of a sort, in the avalanche of education to the global conflict and conflict resolution. Education takes position of conflict resolution in the spheres of re-framing world order. The paper derives its theoretical underpinnings in the agenda setting of the relevant of ‘Education’ to conflict prevention in 21st century conflicts, which are beclouded with global concern over the interrelated effects of climate change, the economic crises, energy depletion, food and water shortages, natural disasters and conflicts of all sorts which have devastating effects on humanity and the future of the planet – earth. The findings of the study support the thesis that the emerging processes of educational transformation is prevalent in contemporary political commentary and analysis in resolving numerous global conflicts. It is under this trajectory that my proposition stands to assert that educational planning must go beyond the traditional mechanism to consider the unpredictable nature of our times; in being flexible and rapid in implementation and responsive to local needs. Considerably, it is on this that training and research in sustainable development and skills for peaceful inter-human relatives, good governance, the prevention of conflict and peace building are priorities elaborated in this paper. The paper therefore, is a highlight for conflict prevention within the education sector and other relevant bodies, analyzing the root causes of conflict and the role education can play in reframing World Order in 21st century.
Keywords
Education, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Re-framing World Order, Convergence, Co-existence
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Jude Chinwuba Asike, Charles Chukwurah Mezie-Okoye, Conflict, Convergence, or Coexistence: The Strategic Logic of Education in Reframing World Order, Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019, pp. 67-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20190803.11
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