The Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) has undertaken an intensive and all inclusive process of developing a policy paper on how it envisions education in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-faith society in Cyprus. Thanks to the many contributions from educators, researchers, education specialists and unionists, as well as a communications strategy in which all interested individuals and organizations had the opportunity to submit their views and ideas on the issue via various mediums, the final paper is now ready to be shared with the public.
During a presentation held on the 10th July 2013, the theoretical background of the paper, including its aims and scope were shared. Furthermore, participants were invited to participate in a discussion on how the recommendations included in the paper could have the maximum impact and advocated to both more people and key people.
This initiative is based on the AHDR’s comprehensive research project, exploring history teachers’ views of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot history curricula and textbooks used across the existing divide in Cyprus, as well as history teachers’ use of methods that promote, historical thinking in their teaching.
Download "History Educators in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Community in Cyprus: Perceptions, Beliefs and Practices
The AHDRs Policy Paper can be downloaded here
This animation video is intended to promote the official publication of the Policy Paper of the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), to educators and students in Cyprus and around the globe, spreading the message of dialogue and critical thinking.
Τhis initiative is part of the AHDR’s Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) project, which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT).