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ERIC Number: EJ1173753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740 0201
History Education in Schools in Iraqi Kurdistan: Representing Values of Peace and Violence
Darweish, Marwan; Mohammed, Maamoon Abdulsamad
Journal of Peace Education, v15 n1 p48-75 2018
The Kurdistan Regional Government has implemented a wide range of reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan's education system since its establishment in 2003. This qualitative study utilises critical discourse analysis to investigate the content of History Education (HE) textbooks (grades five to eight) and to assess how far peace education values and principles have been integrated into the curriculum. The ME's top-down approach has faced significant resistance from teachers and it fails to consider the importance of hidden and null curricula. It focuses on the history of Iraq, Kurdistan, and Islam, glorifies war, excludes different narratives or interpretations, and fails to foster critical debate or enquiry. The curriculum appears to encourage violence and foster divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims, and the null curriculum is regulated to maintain the dominance of the group in power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq
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