The rise of resilience in Education in Emergencies

Ritesh Shah, Julia Paulson, Daniel Couch

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This article explores how resilience as a concept is being increasingly mobilised within the Education in Emergencies (EiE) community. Using content and a close textual analysis, it identifies the concept’s growth in prominence within key EiE documents arguing it has been employed to serve a range of different purposes. It contends, however, that dominant conceptualisations of resilience within the EiE community are reflective of a number of shifts around the problem, subjects and purposes of education provision in such conflict-affected contexts. This serves to limit the transformative potential of resilience, particularly in regards to contributing to positive peace.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education


  • Resilience
  • education in emergencies
  • peacebuilding
  • education
  • conflict

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