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ERIC Number: EJ880020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Yaffa: A School of Their Choice?
Levy, Gal; Massalha, Mohammad
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v31 n2 p171-183 Mar 2010
This article is a product of in-depth research in "Yaffa, The Arab Democratic School" that was carried out in 2004/05, as part of a study on alternative Arab education in Israel. Its aim, beyond telling the story of Yaffa, is to explicate the motivations that underlay this initiative, and to examine parental choice amongst the disadvantaged. We ask how the Arabs' parental choice is affected by their (marginalized) social location, by how far they are from the dominant culture, and by their (in)capacity to make a difference. Apparently, to make a choice is a multidimensional act, reflecting the Palestinian citizens' resistance to their marginalization and unwillingness to be subjugated through non-democratic educational perceptions. Their positionally resonates in Yaffa, as an act of intervention, and their search for an alternative reality where democratic education is not and cannot be separated from the Palestinian citizens' need to imagine themselves as Arabs. (Contains 10 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine