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ERIC Number: EJ859296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
The Portrayal of the Jewish Figure in Literary Texts Included in the Present Matriculation Curriculum in Hebrew for Students of the Arab Sector in Israel
Zamir, Sara; Hauphtman, Sara
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v7 n1 p216-241 Jun 2009
The Hebrew literature curriculum for secondary schools in the Arab sector (course of study and Matriculation Examinations) was approved by the Israeli minister of education in March 1975; published in the director general's special circular A for 1977 (dated September/October 1976). The curriculum is still in effect and binding today. Besides the aims regarding the essence of the discipline, such as the value of Hebrew and esthetics in literature, the curriculum also includes socio-ideological and civic aims described as "getting acquainted with the main features of the cultural heritage of the Jewish people" and "consideration for social and cultural sensitivities." Relying on a wide theoretical basis, the central hypothesis of this research claims that the literature curriculum is broadly capable of attaining these social goals. The aim of the research has been to examine which features of the corpus of Hebrew literature selected for the curriculum constitute the basis for construing the image of the Jew throughout time. For our purposes, we examined literary works directly concerned with the image of the Jew, and Jewish narrative that mirrors the relationships between Jews and Arabs as individuals and as representatives of different cultures and traditions. The method used in this study is combined qualitative-quantitative content analysis.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel