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ERIC Number: EJ1135013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Progressive Education and the Case of a Bilingual Palestinian-Arab and Jewish Co-Existence School in Israel
Arar, Khalid; Massry-Herzalah, Asmahan
School Leadership & Management, v37 n1-2 p38-60 2017
The purpose of this paper is to exemplify a "grass-roots" change based on Dewey's experimental progressive education model employed in the "Bridge over the Valley" bilingual school, a Palestinian-Arab and Jewish school in Israel. In order to identify the progressive "approach" underlying this change, the "method" that guided the implementation of a bilingual school, it's evaluation and then its dissemination to other schools, we used a qualitative case study method to understand whether John Dewey's theory of education for peace was able to effect change in Palestinian-Arab and Jewish school education in Israel. The case findings describes the use of the progressive approach of education for peace in the "Bridge over the Valley" bilingual school, as it is expressed in the school's pedagogy, the implementation of the progressive method and in the accompanying discourse. Reciprocal teacher-child relations are considered an important factor to create fertile conditions for learning. The case findings contribute to our introduction of democratic education in a spatial reality. Underlying this approach stood a pedagogical method and conceptualization for conflict resolution and the opening of a space for empowering dialog for co-existence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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