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ERIC Number: EJ1098846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Moral Courage from the Perspective of Arab Teachers in Jewish Schools
Baratz, Lea
Intercultural Education, v27 n1 p39-53 2016
The current study aims to call attention to the phenomenon of female Muslim Arab teachers teaching in Israeli Jewish schools. The study examined the manner in which these female Muslim Arab teachers perceived their integration into the milieu of the Jewish schools, based on their descriptions of the various processes they experience when dealing with the numerous factors at the school. Furthermore, the study explored the teachers' awareness of the concept of "moral courage", as it is related to the teaching process. To this end, interviews were conducted with 10 female Muslim Arab teachers teaching in Jewish schools. Findings indicated a gap between the teachers' acceptance of their professional identity and their sense that they were feigning their personal identity. The majority of teachers were not found to exhibit moral courage; however, their decision to teach in Jewish schools must be considered a demonstration of courage. They perceived their work as constituting both a mission and a challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
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