Development, Stability and Legitimacy: Minority Education Reform in Myanmar
JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT United States
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Education reform in Myanmar is a complex issue that affects much more than just the well-being and potential of its minority population. Current recommendations for changes to minority education practices comprise only a fraction of the overall areas for education reform. The question that follows from this is, What priority should be given to minority education reform This paper examines four variables through a stability lens to demonstrate how minority education is also linked to state stability and legitimacy. However, despite this linkage, minority education reform is presently undervalued by the state. Given this greater significance, the paper recommends that a higher priority should be given to minority education reform by both the Government of the Union of Myanmar GOUM and other stakeholders.
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