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ERIC Number: EJ855627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Changing against the Grain: Academy for Peace in a Reality of Conflict
Hager, Tamar; Saba, Tuffaha
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v3 n3 p191-201 2009
This article recounts an attempt by administration and faculty to create a multinational and multicultural vision for Tel Hai Academic College in the Galilee in Israel. This uncommon initiative in the Israeli academia intends to transform the campus into a unique academic institution allowing equality and visibility for all cultural and national minorities and, above all, for the Arab minority. The article focuses on 1 instance of this complex and difficult process by outlining the distinct perspectives of 2 participants, an Arab and a Jew, the authors of this article, who were among the initiators of the endeavor. Their accounts, which uncover the obstacles, disappointments, and multifaceted insights experienced by each of them, demonstrate the unpredictable complexities evoked by such a radical scheme under conditions of a national conflict. The article also draws some inferences and suggestions for similar institutional processes. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine