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ERIC Number: EJ824046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Professional Development in Israel: Fostering Multicultural Dialogue among Jewish and Arab Israeli Teachers
Elbaz-Luwisch, Freema; Kalekin-Fishman, Devorah
Journal of In-service Education, v30 n2 p245-264 Jun 2004
Can teacher-educators and teachers work together in community, to make a difference in society? The aim of this article is to describe a set of strategies the implementation of which will contribute towards the elaboration of a new "culture of teaching". By promoting practices that lead to the development, in students and educators alike, of communication across cultural, ethnic, religious and national boundaries, of mutual tolerance and acceptance, the program we propose is dedicated to the evolution of a "culture for peace". The program will be implemented and ongoing formative evaluation carried out, in the northern region of Israel, by a team of researchers with the participation of teacher educators and junior high school teachers from various cultural backgrounds. The rationale for the work derives from research literature on the nature of teaching and school change, the foundations of hostility and misunderstanding among people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and the potential of personal narrative for bringing people together. Our purpose in this article is to elaborate this rationale and to engage in critical reflection on the prospects and difficulties that lie ahead. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel