Education and Ethno-Religious Conflict in Postcolonial Spaces
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Ethno-religious tensions have been a key feature of conflicts in various regions of the world in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This chapter situates the historical tensions in Mindanao within this broader context. It argues that, while there are important differences, there are critical similarities that make an examination of the case of Mindanao of more than local interest and relevance. It argues furthermore that educational policy and practice is one of the arenas in which such conflicts play out. It concludes with a discussion of postcolonial theory as a useful framework for understanding both the particular case of Mindanao and similar conflicts in other parts of the world.