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ERIC Number: EJ1175484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Meanings of Education under Occupation: The Shifting Motivations for Education in Palestinian Refugee Camps in the West Bank
Pherali, Tejendra; Turner, Ellen
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v39 n4 p567-589 2018
Despite being a protracted refugee crisis that entails international debates and controversies, discussions about Palestinian education have frequently sidelined the perspectives, needs and priorities of the Palestinian refugee population. Drawing upon a qualitative study in the West Bank and engaging with theoretical ideas of Johan Galtung, Paulo Freire and Pierre Bourdieu, we argue that the nexus between educational motivation and motivation for Palestinian liberation, which was particularly significant during the periods of 'Palestinian uprising', seems to be declining today in the present day context of oppression and structural violence. The growing disassociation among young refugees with Palestinian liberation, and with education as a means to this liberation, can be seen as a process of symbolic violence. Building upon these findings, we propose a new analytical framework for understanding the interrelationship between education, violence and struggle for social and political transformation in conflict-affected societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine; West Bank
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