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

Keywords

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

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    History education in schools in Iraqi Kurdistan: Representing values of peace and violence

    Darweish, M. & Mohammed, M., 2 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Peace Education . 15, 1, p. 48-75 27 p., 2.

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    War and Peace in Iraqi Kurdistan’s History Curricula

    Darweish, M. & Alsayid Mohammed, M., 2018, In : Peace Review. 30, 3, p. 322-330 9 p.

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    Darweish, M., & Alsayid Mohammed, M. A. (2019). War and Peace in Iraqi Kurdistan’s History Curricula. In A. T. R. Wibben, & A. E. Donahoe (Eds.), Teaching Peace and War: Pedagogy and Curricula (1st ed.). UK: Routledge.