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Language, ideology and identity: Education implications for Afghanistan

posted on 2023-05-22, 16:09 authored by Terry, D, Yeoh, JSW, Terry, M
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.


Publication title

Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy


S Fan, T Le & Q Le






School of Health Sciences


Nova Science Publishers

Place of publication

New York



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