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ERIC Number: EJ1105644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Global-Local Negotiation: Between the Official and the Implemented History Curriculum in Israeli Classrooms
Yemini, Miri; Bronshtein, Yifat
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v14 n3 p345-357 2016
Globalisation and technological advances in the twenty-first century have caused a blurring of national lines, which in the past were the basis of a nearly indisputable model of civic identity. This process has led to a noticeable trend of the globally oriented pressures within the national curricula, on top of the existing locally oriented demands. By employing an interpretative, qualitative methodology, this study offers a multidimensional analysis of the tensions and power relations within the global-local nexus in history teaching. We reveal and discuss Israeli teachers' perceptions and behaviours regarding the tension between the global and local inclinations within four major themes: teachers' entrepreneurial performance, critical views of the existing curricula, the presence of Israeli-Palestinian conflict throughout teaching involvements, and the meaning the teachers attribute to Holocaust in their teaching. The context for this study is Israel: a developed OECD country locked into an intense and long-standing ethnic and political conflict. The tension between the 'global' and the 'local' in the Israeli education system, studied through the prism of teachers themselves, provides a thought-provoking case study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine
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