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ERIC Number: EJ815376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Rethinking Intergroup Encounters: Rescuing Praxis from Theory, Activity from Education, and Peace/Co-Existence from Identity and Culture
Bekerman, Zvi
Journal of Peace Education, v4 n1 p21-37 Mar 2007
Focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli case, this article critically reviews some central issues which burden the field of intergroup encounters. More specifically it considers some of their foundational historical and educational roots. I point to the reified concepts of self and identity, the history of schooling and its practices, and the coming into being of the political organization of nation-state which, though hidden from present theorizing, has a profound influence on the educational paradigms and strategies that guide intergroup encounters and their possible outcomes. Last, while considering post-national and post-positivist realist perspectives, I offer alternative educational options to strengthen the potential of intergroup encounters to support co-existence and reconciliation efforts given the critiques and paradigmatic dilemmas discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine