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Language, ideology and identity: Education implications for Afghanistan


Terry, D and Yeoh, JSW and Terry, M, Language, ideology and identity: Education implications for Afghanistan, Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 101-111. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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War and conflict have been widespread in Afghanistan for more than three decades, with insurmountable atrocities, human suffering and population displacement. Over one and half million Afghans have died and eight million have become refugees or internally displaced people because of conflict. Afghans continue to be the world's largest refugee population, the majority being women, children and the elderly. The political and sociocultural background to the conflict and how it has influenced population displacement throughout the region will be outlined in detail. The psychosocial and psychological effects of trauma will be discussed, including how these situations impact both male and female Afghanis. The examination will discuss young male refugees, a vulnerable population who are recruited and trained as resistance fighters to further expand Jihad and maintain control of Afghanistan. The examination will also identify an increase in post war antagonism, domestic violence and domination of women within Afghan communities. Overall, the chapter will discuss how lingering and new world ideologies are impacted by education, language and identity. The discussion will conclude with recommendations for policy, practice and interventions to effectively respond to the educational needs of those who remain physically and psychologically displaced by conflict and those who now live in post war Afghanistan.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Afghanistan, discourse, education, human rights, ideology, identity, language pedagogy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yeoh, JSW (Ms Joanne Yeoh)
UTAS Author:Terry, M (Mrs Melissa Terry)
ID Code:102616
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-09-01
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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