Access to quality education and peacebuilding: A case study of internally displaced persons in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar

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Project Title: Access to quality education and peacebuilding: A case study of internally displaced persons in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar
Author: Miss Dwe Lein
Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Chaiyanant Panyasiri, Associate Professor Dr.Tatree Nontasak
Degree: Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Major: Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Faculty: Graduate School of Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Academic year: 2018

Citation

Lein, Dwe. (2018). Access to quality education and peacebuilding: A case study of internally displaced persons in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. (Independent study, Master of Peace Studies and Diplomacy). Bangkok: Siam University.


Abstract

Access to quality education is an essential component for the peacebuilding process. The objectives of this research were to study the relationship between education and peace, and to implement the access to quality education policy in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. The access to quality education during the peacebuilding process of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Myitkyina was the focus of this case study.

The research methodology of this study employed qualitative research. The research used the documentary analysis, in depth interviews and case study to answer the research questions. The results of this study presented the access to quality education as one of the platfonns to maintain long-term peace and development. The findings also suggested the access to quality education can transform negative peace into positive peace during the peacebuilding process, particularly among the IDPs in Myitkyina, Myanmar.

The significant recommendations derived from this study were to implement the access to quality education which included equal service delivery, financial-supporting, curriculum for peace, qualified teachers, and the education policy focused on assisting internally displaced persons.

 

Keywords: access to quality education, peacebuilding, negative peace, positive peace, education policy.


Access to quality education and peacebuilding: A case study of internally displaced persons in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar

Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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