War and Peace in Iraqi Kurdistan’s History Curricula

Marwan Darweish, Maamoon Abdulsamad 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
    Title of host publicationTeaching Peace and War
    Subtitle of host publicationPedagogy and Curricula
    EditorsAnnick T.R. Wibben, Amanda E. Donahoe
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter15
    Number of pages11
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)978-0367280277
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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    Keywords

    • peace education
    • Curriculum
    • Kurdistan
    • Teachers
    • teaching war

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