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Iran is a country of great ethnic diversity. Although the official language of the country is Farsi, more than 8 other languages and hundreds of dialects are spoken throughout the country. This great ethnic diversity has led to emergence and growth of different cultures and religions (both official and non-official). This great diversity has potential for cultural growth and development. In recent years, many non-governmental organizations have made great efforts to teach children peace in different ways. The biggest motivation for these trainings are: to end misbelieves toward education, and professing to equal citizenship rights for all the ethnic groups. In the past 20 years, the issue of the right to equal education has been a hot topic of discussion in most non-governmental children’s researches. This refers to the promotion of peace culture, by peace-based educational programs for all age groups, from the beginning pre-school education stages. A group of active consultants and educational planners did a lot of work in this way. They held lots of workshops and meetings, and achieved successful programs with positive results.


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ETEMADIBOUSHERI, S. (2019). A THINKING PIECE. THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION FOR PEACE. Society Register, 3(4), 199-207. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2019.3.4.12
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SANAZ ETEMADIBOUSHERI, Korczak Centre in Rasht

Sanaz Etemadi Bousheri is an educational researcher at multiple NGOs dedicated to children and their wellbeing. To date she has been awarded UNESCO fellowships 3 times. At the moment she represents the newly established Korczak Centre in Rasht, Iran.


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