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ERIC Number: EJ830769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
The Complexities of Teaching Historical Conflictual Narratives in Integrated Palestinian-Jewish Schools in Israel
Bekerman, Zvi
International Review of Education, v55 n2-3 p235-250 May 2009
This paper addresses the complexities encountered by teachers and students when dealing with conflictual historical narratives in the context of integrated bilingual schools in Israel. The narratives presented are based on rich ethnographic data gathered from a long-standing research effort in the schools. They offer insights into how those involved in the educational initiative draw selectively from formal and informal sources in order to support their identification and sense of belonging within their particular political, national and religious communities. The vignettes rendered present a complex picture that is not necessarily encouraging in terms of the potential of education to help overcome situations of intractable conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel