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ERIC Number: EJ758766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Adult Education Providing Leadership Pathways to Peace through Adult Education in Palestine and Israel
Cochran, Judith A.
Convergence, v38 n1 p91-104 2005
This article determines the role played by adult education in peace efforts in Palestine and Israel. Specific institutions have been developed to target instruction in the democratic, non-violent means of problem-solving with peace as the objective. Textbooks have been cooperatively written with equal representation of all voices in languages that can be understood by the students. Specialty schools and courses have been provided to not only instruct in the basic knowledge of civic education, but also to demonstrate how to apply those values within a community, region or country. Future leaders of Palestine Territories and Israel have been removed from their environments and educated together in order to develop skills of peace preserving, honouring cultures, the need for limits, managing boundaries and immigration, and the importance of safety for all citizens. Adult education in Israel and Palestine has forged a new pathway by establishing processes for providing water and food to needy individuals, instructing in peace processes and providing communities and instructions when the knowledge can be applied, and teaching that two perspectives are possible for historical events, religious values and military occupation. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine