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Nils Christie

Conflict Education

on Fri 29 Mar 2013

The following article was written and included in issue of Peace News by Val Archer whilst she was working as a teacher in a small, alternative school. Since the article was published the school has closed down due to issues around governance. However, when deep:black asked Val for permission to republish it here she agreed feeling that the circumstances around the school's closure did not take away from the essence of the article.



Does mainstream education steal conflict from children?

By Val Archer


As I pondered how to write this article – about the way conflict is approached at the