London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Collective identity in Greek Cypriots' curriculum: the case of primary educations curriculum

Author(s) Chrysovalante, G. & Spinthourakis, J-A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2009  
Editor P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education  
Age group -  
The troubled history of Cyprus created different forms of identifications for both Greek and Turkish Cypriots and shaped Cypriots’ collective identity through time. The collective identity of the people of the two communities has been a subject of interest for social scientists in the last years and many were those who supported a common identity, based on the model of citizenship (as proposed by Kohn, 1961; Smith, 2000) as a solution to the Cyprus Problem. Accepting the influence of education in the construction and formation of identity, the purpose of this study is to explore the collective identity of Greek Cypriots through the curriculum used in Primary Education. For the analysis of the Primary Education’s Curriculum we used quantitative content analysis, descriptive and interpretive.

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