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Webb, Allen – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Providing a gateway into the real literature emerging from the Middle East, this book shows teachers how to make the topic authentic, powerful, and relevant. "Teaching the Literature of Today's Middle East": (1) Introduces teachers to this literature and how to teach it; (2) Brings to the reader a tremendous diversity of teachable texts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature, Educational Technology, Web Sites
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Phelps, Stephen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Schools have a legitimate and vital role in providing Americans with a better and more accurate understanding of the Muslim world. Given the cultural and ideological issues at play in any understanding of Islam, the theories and practices of critical literacy can provide useful guidance to teachers. The purposes of this article are to counteract…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Nonfiction, Critical Theory
Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih-chieh – Online Submission, 2010
Teaching English became a professional and academic field from a half century ago. Many researches for teacher education and teacher training have been conducted in order to raise the English as well as the foreign language trainers' knowledge and capabilities in carrying out effective lessons in classroom. During second millennium of speedily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Global Approach, Global Education
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Chill, Abigail S. – Social Education, 2009
Is the anticipated move of a school to a new location a source of curious excitement and optimism or an occasion for trepidation, recrimination, and anxiety? As plans to relocate the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel from Kfar Shmaryahu (its location for over 40 years) to Even Yehuda became more immediate, teachers and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, International Schools
Luxenberg, Alan H. – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2008
This essay is based on the author's book, "The Palestine Mandate and the Creation of Israel." As the sixtieth anniversary of Israel's independence in May 2008 approaches, that country remains a focal point of world attention. Israel's origins do much to explain why the Arab-Israeli conflict has been so hard to resolve, but also provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Arabs, Middle Eastern History
Kuehner, Trudy J. – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2005
Understanding the current conflicts and political changes in the Middle East us important for American educators if American students are to understand the dynamics of the region. To discuss these issues, FPRI held its 12th History Institute for Teachers on October 16-17, 2004. Forty teachers from 15 states attended the weekend program at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Peace
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Stephen, Alison – Teaching History, 2005
How often do our students long for black and white rather than the shades of grey that history generally presents us with? Understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict is all about understanding diversity and complexity in all their shades of grey. Alison Stephen, teaching in an immensely diverse school herself, is determined not to over-simplify the…
Descriptors: Conflict, Arabs, Jews, Foreign Countries
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2004
"Engaging Residents to Improve Results for Children and Youth, Families and Communities" is a "Toolkit" that is the product of an international working group composed of delegates from six participating nations--Chile, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2002, the working group set out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Neighborhoods
Hay, William Anthony – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2003
On May 3-4, 2003, the Foreign Policy Research Institute held its tenth History Institute for Teachers. Forty-two teachers from fourteen states participated in a weekend of lectures and seminars, featuring seven outstanding scholars. Although Muslims define themselves and the Christian West in terms of religion, Western countries view relations…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Arabs, Conflict
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Rossi, John Allen – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the author relates the changing nature of international conflict and peacemaking since the end of the cold war to the development of a school curriculum that focuses on pressing international issues that are shared by people around the world. He also analyzes the implications of the changing world for curriculum development and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Young Adults, Conflict, Citizenship
Bjerstedt, Ake, Ed. – 1993
The project group "Preparedness for Peace" at the Lund University Malmo School of Education in Sweden studies ways of helping children and young people to deal constructively with questions of peace and war. As part of this work, experts with special interests in competence in areas related to peace education are interviewed. This…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
English Teachers' Journal (Israel), 1984
This journal includes current information for English teachers (new publications, resource materials, textbooks, tests, and trends) and these articles: "Reliability in the Oral Bagrut Test" (Raphael Gefen); "A Methodological Approach to 'Rewrite Sentence' Drills" (Eliyahu Galore); "Translation as a Bagrut Subject"…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Franks, Lynne Rosengrant – 1987
Information on the educational systems of Israel and the Occupied Territories (West Bank and the Gaza Strip) and guidelines on placing students from this region in U.S. high schools and colleges are presented. After describing the country and territories, attention is directed to preschool, primary, and intermediate education; secondary education;…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Programs, College Students, Educational Certificates
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Trumper, Ricardo – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Presents four categories of motivational characteristics for science students: achievement, curiosity, conscientiousness, and sociability. Asserts that most students exhibit one or more of these traits. Discusses changing correlations among characteristics, gender, and grade level. (MJP)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Curiosity, Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Social Education, 1992
Suggests that students can learn to recognize media bias by studying media reports of current events or historical topics. Describes a study unit using media coverage of the second anniversary of the Palestinian uprising against Israel. Discusses lesson objectives, planning, defining bias teaching procedures, and criteria for determining bias. (DK)
Descriptors: Bias, Current Events, Editorials, Headlines
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