War and Peace in Iraqi Kurdistan’s History Curricula

Marwan Darweish, Maamoon Alsayid Mohammed

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    Abstract

    Since its inception in 2003, Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has implemented a wide range of reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan’s (IK) education system. The history education curricula (HEC) students encounter glorify war, exclude different narratives or interpretations, and fail to foster critical debate or enquiry. In their explicit content, as well as in their implications, processes and delivery, IK’s HEC encourage violence, foster divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims, and serve to establish the dominance of the most powerful group in society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)322-330
    Number of pages9
    JournalPeace Review
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    Early online date27 Dec 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Kurdistan, peace education, history education curricula, peace and war values

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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