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Kaya, Kemal – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2020
This article focuses on how the relations between Ottoman and Iran, which are important states of Islamic history, are discussed in Iranian high school history textbooks. The shadow of collective belief and identity constructed through history education reverberates across the fields of international and foreign policy. Past relations affect two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, History Instruction, High Schools
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Wood, Abigail; Elias, Taiseer; Hammoud, Loab; Ballan, Jiryis Murkus – Music Education Research, 2021
This article probes the socially embedded musical pathways and learning strategies followed by professional Palestinian Arab wedding musicians active in the Galilee region of northern Israel from the late 1960s until the present day, from their first childhood experiences of music until the point when they step onto the platform for the first time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Music, Marriage
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Honig, Michal; Porat, Dan – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
This paper examines two research questions: How do teachers refer to historical figures when teaching difficult past events? Which approaches to teaching difficult past events are reflected in teachers' ways of talking about historical figures? The paper is based on an analysis of lessons by three 11th grade history teachers in Israel on the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), High School Teachers
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Çavdar, Gamze; Yasar, Yavuz; Fisk, Jonathan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Previous research has discussed the difficulty of teaching topics related to the Middle East. In our experience, one reason for this difficulty is that students are strongly biased with respect to these topics. This research attempts to systematically identify these biases through surveys and then test the effectiveness of targeted lectures that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Social Bias, Middle Eastern History
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Fernandes-Osterhold, Gisele – Journal of Transformative Education, 2022
This article offers reflections and proposes practices that embody principles of diversity and inclusion while embracing spirituality in higher education. This approach to integral education is informed by the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and Haridas Chaudhuri, founders of the California Institute of Integral Studies. It blends Eastern philosophy…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Higher Education, Non Western Civilization
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Seltenreich, Yair – History of Education, 2016
"Children of Our Future" was a short essay published in 1929 in the Hebrew Teachers' Association jubilee book. It boldly claimed that future offspring of European Jews in Palestine were all fatally doomed due to the degenerative characteristics of the local climate. Such concepts stood in clear opposition to the dream of creating a…
Descriptors: Jews, Cultural Education, Climate, Ecology
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Pollard, Lisa – History Teacher, 2014
This essay addresses the challenges of teaching to myths and misperceptions through a discussion of two books that the author uses to frame her course on the history of women and gender in the modern Middle East: (1) Geraldine Brooks' "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women" (1995); and (2) Heather Raffo's "9 Parts…
Descriptors: Females, History, Muslims, Misconceptions
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
American K-12 school curricula are often bereft of acknowledgements of the historical contributions of Arab societies to our present-day intellectual heritage, an oversight most apparent in the sciences. Teachers in a thriving democracy are obliged to introduce contemporary scholarship that reflects the contributions of Arab scientists between the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Scientists, Science History, Scholarship
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Muhtaseb, Ahlam; Algan, Ece; Bennett, Anne – International Research and Review, 2014
Americans know very little about the Middle East in general despite the fact that the region is at the heart of American foreign policy. While no one doubts the importance of teaching the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East in the United States, lack of basic knowledge coupled with the strong antipathy toward Arabs and Muslims make…
Descriptors: Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern History, Instructional Design, College Faculty
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Duhaylongsod, Leslie – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
Using transcripts of 6 classroom debates that took place in 4 urban schools, the present study takes a closer look at what middle school students do during classroom debates in the context of a social studies curriculum designed to support student argumentation in debate. Two coding schemes were used to analyze student comments in the transcripts:…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Social Studies, Debate
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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This essay analyzes the place of Israel in American Jewish schooling from the beginning of the 20th century until the early years of the 21st century. It utilizes curricula, textbooks, and instructional units, as well as other primary and secondary sources to delineate four distinct periods of Israel education. The subject of Teaching Israel is…
Descriptors: Jews, Essays, Educational History, Educational Development
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Aksit, Elif Ekin – Gender and Education, 2011
Education can cease to be a showcase for political projects and start serving women's lives only when the agency of women in their own education is acknowledged. In this paper I have addressed issues concerning harem education to emphasise that possible solutions to issues of girls' education require an awareness concerning the history of girls'…
Descriptors: Females, Imagination, Foreign Countries, Public Education
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Markovich, Joan – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
One of the objectives in the fourth-grade art curriculum is to review an historical character in order to appreciate the achievements of early artwork. King Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, is a very good choice because of the wealth of stimulating information available on this intriguing figure. This article describes a lesson in which…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Grade 4, Art Activities, Design Crafts
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Schur, Joan Brodsky – Social Education, 2009
That primary source documents have the power to bring the past alive is no news to social studies teachers. What is new in the last 10 years is the number of digitized documents available online that teachers can download and use in their classrooms. Encouraging teachers to utilize this ever-increasing treasure trove of resources was the goal of…
Descriptors: World History, Primary Sources, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Bekerman, Zvi; Zembylas, Michalinos – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Emotions often accompany discussions of ethnic matters, yet there have been few sustained investigations in education of how, and with what implications, emotional responses are (de)legitimized in the classroom, especially when conflicting historical narratives are involved. Emotions have remained in the margins of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Jews, Bilingual Schools
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