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Iraq Curriculum

In Iraq, a country in Southwestern Asia, more than three-fourths of the people speak Arabic, the official language, and roughly one-half use English for business and/or international purposes. Modern Standard Arabic – a benchmark of literacy – is used as the primary medium of instruction in all parts of Iraq except for the North, where Kurdish is the official language. The Iraqi public school education curriculum for both Baghdad and Kurdistan Regions encourages integrated learning, for instance, through thematic approaches and as reflected in textbooks presenting lesson objectives, problem-solving activities, key concepts/words, and various instructional and assessment strategies, all of which allow for deeper understanding and application of the subject(s).