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Spring 2014

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Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


This paper is meant to present the findings and analysis of a one-month independent study project on the topic of post-conflict education in Sierra Leone. By using databases and institutional reports, the study examines the issue of data availability of Sierra Leone’s education sector and the data collection process. Through analysis of documents and interviews with experts, the study identified the importance of education reconstruction and the role of ministry of education. In the case of Sierra Leone, low capacity of ministry of education was shown as well the lack of prioritization from the government and international community. By analyzing the findings and putting together the pieces of the condition of Sierra Leone’s education sector, the study recognizes a vicious circle that is stopping Sierra Leone’s education from making great progress. Based on the conclusions the paper makes recommendations for the international community and the government of Sierra Leone, as well as potential areas of future research.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | Peace and Conflict Studies


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