|Author(s)||Chrysovalante, G. & Spinthourakis, J-A.|
|Editor||P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education|
The troubled history of Cyprus created different forms of identifications for both Greek and Turkish Cypriots and shaped Cypriots’ collective identity through time. The collective identity of the people of the two communities has been a subject of interest for social scientists in the last years and many were those who supported a common identity, based on the model of citizenship (as proposed by Kohn, 1961; Smith, 2000) as a solution to the Cyprus Problem. Accepting the influence of education in the construction and formation of identity, the purpose of this study is to explore the collective identity of Greek Cypriots through the curriculum used in Primary Education. For the analysis of the Primary Education’s Curriculum we used quantitative content analysis, descriptive and interpretive.