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ERIC Number: ED477150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Education for Coexistence and Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Case.
Iram, Yaacov
The United Nations declared the year 2000 and the decade 2001-2010 as "The Year for Culture and Peace." A culture of peace implies more than a passive and quiescent state due to an absence of war and violence. To attain a culture of peace, people must actively strive toward positive values that enable different cultures and nations to coexist harmoniously. These values are based on fostering knowledge among people that leads to acceptance of pluralism based on understanding of shared and unique aspects of different peoples and cultures. Within the Israeli context this entails striving toward fruitful coexistence between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, as well as between people from different socioeconomic strata and political-ideological convictions. This paper presents, analyzes, and evaluates a unique program that seeks to impart the values of multiculturalism and peace, transcends religious and political boundaries, and bridges cultural, ethnic, and national differences. The program delineated and evaluated was introduced to preservice teachers to train them in awareness of stereotypes and to cope with prejudice toward individuals and groups by modifying conceptual and attitudinal biases. The "Education toward Democracy and Tolerance" workshops conducted by the Chair in Education for Human Values Tolerance and Peace at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) are an adaptation of Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" Program. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel