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ERIC Number: EJ929434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Curriculum Development in Self-Governed Israeli Arab-Bedouin Elementary Schools
Mizel, Omar
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v24 n2 p105-123 2011
Since the last few decades of the twentieth century, increased independence and autonomy of local schools through the implementation of school-based management (SBM) have become widespread in Western education. SBM is designed to operate within a more general framework of decentralisation of the educational authority. This research set out to investigate to what extent SBM in Arab-Bedouin elementary schools has impacted local curriculum development. Ten Israeli Arab-Bedouin elementary schools participated in the study. A questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were used as research tools, and the data analysis revealed that because of a complex set of cultural and political factors, there is no curriculum development in these schools. This paper concludes with specific recommendations for enabling Arab-Bedouin SBM schools to create curricula while taking into consideration the cultural, political and social contexts in which they operate. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel