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Education and Identity: Rebuilding of the Kurdish Identity within and in Spite of Turkish Education System / Perwerde û Nasname: Avakirina Nasnameya Kurdî li Hember û bi Pergala Perwerdeya Tirkî

Year 2016, Volume 1, Issue 5, 11 - 35, 01.12.2016

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between education and identity in the light of Kurdish political actors’ educational experience. It is a qualitative study based on literature review and interviews. The participants of the study include 30 Kurdish political actors who experienced schooling before 1970, during 1970s and after 1980, respectively. Identity is a concept/phenomenon under constant construction rather than a concrete asset. Thus, this study investigates students’ attitudes towards the “official identity” built by schools and how they rebuild their identities. The students noticed the identity being built by the school by means of language, some instruments and othering, and attempted to build their own identity. Kurdish students turned the school’s process of building a contemporary Westernized Turkish identity into a process in which they rebuild their identity

Year 2016, Volume 1, Issue 5, 11 - 35, 01.12.2016

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Other ID JA37HT27HU
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Nurettin BELTEKİN This is me

Publication Date December 1, 2016
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 1, Issue 5

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APA Beltekin, N. (2016). Education and Identity: Rebuilding of the Kurdish Identity within and in Spite of Turkish Education System / Perwerde û Nasname: Avakirina Nasnameya Kurdî li Hember û bi Pergala Perwerdeya Tirkî . Nubihar Akademi , 1 (5) , 11-35 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/nubihar/issue/34978/388122