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ERIC Number: ED427985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Reflections on Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Students' Perceptions of the Cyprus Conflict: Implications for Peace Education.
Erduran, Sibel
This study traces Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot students' perceptions of the Cyprus conflict. The data comes from a 1993 Harvard workshop which included 11 Turkish Cypriot and 38 Greek Cypriot students. The workshop was a collaboration of Harvard's Conflict Management Group, AMIDEAST, and US AID. The objective of the workshop was to teach students effective negotiation skills, such as identification of students' perceptions. The primary purpose of the study was to determine how perceptions of involved parties compared. Written workshop products were coded for certain features and examined. Results indicate that students' perceptions differed greatly but their willingness to communicate and seek solutions that would best suit both parties' interests suggest that the negotiation skills targeted towards these ends were initiated. Investigations based on psychology of ethnic and political violence can provide access to individuals' perceptions and, when coupled with other strategies of conflict resolution, can be vital in attaining peace education. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus