Education System of Tajikistan during the Civil War: Student Perspectives of Hardships
Yakubova, Muhabbat Makhbudovna
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Civil wars have devastating consequences for people who witness them. Wars collapse states' economies, ruin infrastructures, and result in death of people. The goal of this study is to examine the multiple perspectives of students about the effects of the civil war in Tajikistan on the education system. The study uses secondary data collected by the "Oral History of Independent Tajikistan Project" of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Academy. 107 interviews with participants representing all regions of the country, who were in school or university during war in Tajikistan, were selected translated, transcribed and coded. Coding revealed topics and characteristics such as the start of the war, school quality issues, and long-term consequences of the war are the effects of the war on education. The findings also revealed differences in standpoints about the effects of the war on their education based on participants' gender and region.