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...Introduction Paulino de Carralho’s account of becoming and being the director of a remote village primary school in the youngest country in the world is embedded in a context of post-conflict reconstruction. One of the most...
...The Timor Leste secession conflict lasted for 25 years. Its last wave of violence in 1999, following the withdrawal of Indonesian troops, generated massive displacement and destruction with widespread consequences for the economic...

Timor-Leste: Education, Decolonization and Development

Education in South-East Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction In May 2002, Timor-Leste became the first country in the world to achieve its independence in the twenty-first century, ending over 400 years of colonial rule which had begun with the arrival of the Portuguese in the sixteenth...