The politics of intercultural education in Cyprus: Policy-making and challenges

Christina Hajisoteriou, Panayiotis Angelides

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    The main goal of this study is to examine the politics of the development of intercultural education policy in Cyprus. More specifically, it examines the content of intercultural policies developed by the state and particularly the Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition, the study focuses on the challenges that may impede the development and implementation of such policies. The analysis draws upon policy documents collected from the Ministry of Education and Culture and interviews carried out with Cypriot policy-makers. The Ministry has initiated an educational reform, including a reform of the national curriculum, leading towards a more intercultural orientation. Nonetheless, the findings of this research indicate there is a gap between policy rhetoric and practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-123
    Number of pages21
    JournalEducation Inquiry
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


    • Cyprus education
    • intercultural education
    • intercultural policy


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