Conflict and Justice in Syria: The Paradoxical Role of Education

Conflict and Justice in Syria: The Paradoxical Role of Education

The following segment is from a forthcoming working paper from EPP researcher, Roua Al Taweel Positioned within the nexus of conflict and justice, education assumes a dual nature- functioning both as a weapon of conflict and as a beacon of hope for reconstructing fractured communities and tending to wounds brought about by the conflict. EDUCATION AS A SPACE FOR CONFLICT, AND A CONFLICT-INDUCED SOCIOECONOMIC INJUSTICE:  The emergence of schools as a space for conflict, both symbolically...

Civic Education in the Kurdistan Region

Civic Education in the Kurdistan Region

In this blog, Adnan Majeed Mohammed, PhD student in the IR Department at Soran Universtiy, Erbil, and author of Civic Education and Political Socialisation in KR, analyses the impact of Civic Education's inclusion on the curriculum. After the 1991 Kurdish Uprising in Iraq and the establishment of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in 1992, the KRG has tried to improve and modernise its educational system, beginning with eradicating the fascist Arab Baath Socialist Party (the Baath)...

Transforming curricula for coexistence in Kurdistan: Progress and challenges

Transforming curricula for coexistence in Kurdistan: Progress and challenges

The dramatic rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2014 attracted hundreds of young people in the region and across the world, including young Kurds from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). In response to this threat, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began to introduce many countering and preventive measures, with a great emphasis on curriculum reform in schools and higher education institutes. In this blog, EPP researcher Kamaran Palani examines the key changes in...