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ERIC Number: EJ894349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Mar Elias, Arab Christians of Israel, and the Sign of the White Dove
Denman, Brian D.; Loller, Marie; Spence, Rebecca
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v9 n2 p69-83 2008
The intent of this paper is to relate the formation of a tertiary institution as part of Mar Elias Educational Institutions and to identify the spheres of influence and relevant factors that may lead to its success or demise. It considers the relevance of its founding president, Abuna Elias Chacour, whose installation as Archbishop of the Galilee in early 2006 has brought a sense of cautious optimism. It identifies some arguments for and against the Mar Elias project's possible identity as a Christian-oriented and peace-building institution and the goal of increasing educational standards and opportunities for the community-at-large. It also maps the current climate of tertiary education in Israel with emphasis placed on those institutions serving the Arab population and considers possible scenarios for a future Mar Elias university. (Contains 14 footnotes, 1 table, and 4 figures.)
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel