Date of Graduation

Winter 12-13-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)


School of Education

First Advisor

Dr. Luz Navarette Garcia


Communities affected by conflict require additional educational support in order to adequately reflect on their situation and learn peacebuilding skills. Research is needed to examine how peacebuilding education is being approached through an intergenerational lens, to address the trauma that is carried throughout generations and the healing and reconciliation that may be brought about through successful critical peacebuilding education programs. The purpose of this study is to analyze the formal and informal educational approaches to teaching about the armed conflict in Colombia. The research methodology for this study was phenomenological research conducted through semi-structured interviews. Results illustrated that educational approaches being utilized by educators in Colombia were facilitating reconciliation efforts through the use of critical and humanizing pedagogies. The study concludes that there is a need in Colombia for the serious social compromise to the recognition of the armed conflict, and to the reintegration of ex-combatants to civil life.