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  1. Education and Social CohesionPresentation to the Conference on Religion, Peace, Security and Co-Existence Yangon, MyanmarSeptember, 2013 Stephen P. Heyneman Professor International Education Policy Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, 37138 s.heyneman@vanderebilt.edu http://www.vanderbilt.edu/peabody/heyneman/

  2. Social cohesion – a community’s ability to withstand shock without turning on itself Examples: • South Africa transition from apartheid • the concession of Al Gore • the peaceful change of government in Ghana

  3. Human capital Social Cohesion Social capital

  4. Relationship of Social Cohesion to Economic Prosperity

  5. Figure 3The Contribution of schools and Universities to Social Cohesion Educational Functions: Formal Curriculum School ClimateAdjudication of differences Fair opportunity Understanding: ‘Strangers’ Reasons for social contracts Reasons for sanctions Rights and responsibilities Obligations on those power Behavior contracts Social Cohesion

  6. Curriculum School Climate Social Cohesion Perception of Fair Treatment of one’s children Mechanisms to Adjudicate Community Differences Influence of Education on Social Cohesion

  7. Readings • “Educational Choice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union,” 1997 Education Economics Vol. 5 No. 3 (December), pp. 333 – 39. • “Education and Social Stabilization in Russia,” 1997 Compare Vol. 27 No. 1 pp. 5 – 18. • “The Transition from Party/State to Open Democracy: The Role of Education,” 1998 International Journal of Education Development Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 21- 40. • “From the Party/State to Multi-Ethnic Democracy: Education and Social Cohesion in the Europe and Central Asian Region,” 2000 Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis Vol. 21 No. 4 (July), pp. 345 – 61. • “A Renewed Sense of Purpose of Schooling: Education and Social Cohesion in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe and Central Asia,” 2000 UNESCO Prospects Vol. XXX No. 2 (June), pp. 145 – 66 (with Sanja Todoric-Bebic). • Education: A Passport to Social Cohesion and Economic Prosperity. 2001Riga: Soros Foundation.(with Indra Dedze and Guntars Catlaks) • “Education, Social Cohesion and the Role of International Organizations,” 2003 Peabody Journal of Education Vol. 78 No. 3 pp. 25 – 38. • “Education and Social Cohesion,” 2003 Encyclopedia of Education James Guthrie (ed.) New York: Macmillan Publishers, Vol. 6 pp. 2242 – 2250. • “Defining the Influence of Education on Social Cohesion,” 2002/3 International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice Vol. 3 No. 4 (Winter), pp. 73 – 97. • “Organizations and Social Cohesion,” 2005 Peabody Journal of Education Vol. 80 No. 4 pp. 1 – 8. • “Education and the Crisis of Social Cohesion in Azerbaijan and Central Asia,” 2007 Comparative Education Review Vol. 51 No. 2 (May), pp. 159 – 80. (with Iveta Silova and Mark Johnson). • Education and Social Cohesion: Three Universities in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan,” 2006 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Anaheim, California, (November).