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    Symposium: Interview with Jacques Bwira Hope Primary School Kampala, Uganda

    The Editors
    Jacques Bwira arrived in Uganda in 2000, having fled the violent conflict in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though he had trained and worked as a teacher in Congo, he feared that speaking only French would prevent him from making a living in his new home. The police officer who interrogated Jacques on arrival in the capital city of Kampala took him to a flat rented by a Catholic priest who often hosted refugees. Jacques agreed to begin teaching the children of other refugees in his native French in exchange for a place to live. Emerging from a small operation serving a handful of neighbors, the Hope Primary School, of which Jacques is the founding director, now serves 217 refugee and Ugandan national children. Through hard work, advocacy, and community support, Jacques and the staff of Hope Primary School have been able to purchase land and build a permanent school—the only Ugandan school for refugees located outside a refugee camp. In this interview, editors from the Harvard Educational Review spoke with Jacques about the school’s development, the community it serves, and its struggles and accomplishments.

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    Spring 2009 Issue

    Abstracts

    Indigenous Knowledges and the Story of the Bean
    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy and Emma Maughan
    Latino Students’ Transitions to College
    A Social and Intercultural Capital Perspective
    Anne-Marie Nuñez
    Identity Development and Mentoring in Doctoral Education
    Leigh A. Hall and Leslie D. Burns
    Symposium: Education and Violent Political Conflict
    Introduction
    Symposium: Identity versus Peace
    Identity Wins
    Zvi Bekerman
    Symposium: Citizenship Competencies in the Midst of a Violent Political Conflict
    The Colombian Educational Response
    Enrique Chaux
    Symposium: War News Radio
    Conflict Education through Student Journalism
    Emily Hager
    Symposium: The Other Side of the Story
    Israeli and Palestinian Teachers Write a History Textbook Together
    Shoshana Steinberg and Dan Bar-On
    Symposium: Curriculum and Civil Society in Afghanistan
    Adele Jones
    Symposium: Educational Reconstruction “By the Dawn’s Early Light”
    Violent Political Conflict and American Overseas Education Reform
    Noah W. Sobe
    Symposium: The Social (and Economic) Implications of Being an Educated Woman in Iran
    Mitra Shavarini
    Symposium: Interview with Jacques Bwira Hope Primary School Kampala, Uganda
    The Editors

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    In a Reading State of Mind
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