Mapping discriminatory landscalpes in cyprus: Ethnic discrimination in a divided education system

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Abstract

This paper examines the way in which the Cyprus educational system, primarily concentrating on the Greek-Cypriot side, reproduces discriminatory patterns via an outmoded and ethnically divided educational model, in spite of some efforts to introduce multi-cultural elements at local level. Existing literature and a number of studies and reports on immigrant and minority students illustrate the need for further research on the subject, so that a comprehensive reform of the educational system can take place to move from an ethnocentric model towards a more critically orientated humanistic education based on tolerance and understanding – a matter of urgency if Cyprus is to meet the challenges of a state acceding to the EU and a society, above all, that overcomes the current ethnic and nationalistic divide, be it in the form of barbed wire or ideological and mental barriers in the minds of its people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-86
Number of pages34
JournalCyprus Review
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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