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Title:Culture and conflict in urban Tanzania: professionals' voices in educational organisations
Authors:Mayer, Claude-HélèneISNI
Boness, Christian MartinISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:African Journal on Conflict Resolution (ISSN 1562-6997)
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:61-85
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:culture conflict
conflict resolution
educational management
Link:https://www.accord.org.za/ajcr-issues/culture-and-conflict-in-urban-tanzania/
Abstract:This article is interlinked with an article that has previously been published in this Journal (Mayer, Boness and Louw 2008) which focused on value-orientations in cross-cultural encounters and mediation in the Tanzanian educational system. The present follow-up article provides an overview of cross-cultural conflicts and their professional management in educational contexts, such as schools and colleges and the Ministry of Education. It firstly gives an insight into current theoretical discourses and then presents selected empirical data and findings from an ethnographic, qualitative study conducted in selected urban areas in Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi, Dar es Salaam). By presenting qualitative findings, this follow-up study provides further insights into the context-specific professionals' views on conflict and its management in urban educational contexts, and thereby deepens the understanding of the quantitative findings on values and mediation presented in the previous study. The conclusions drawn from the findings presented lead to recommendations for scientists conducting research on the above-mentioned topics and for practitioners working in educational, cross-cultural contexts in Tanzania. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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