Vol. 8 No. 2 , 2001
Education in Times of Conflict
How can one seriously envision educating for peace when strife and violent confrontation are the daily bread of the people concerned? In the present climate of distrust and violence, it is not easy at all to promote the teaching of tolerance, of mutual respect and understanding, without which educating for peace remains a Fata Morgana. But that does not mean that such efforts should not be encouraged, tried, and put into practice whenever possible.
If one wants to discuss, as we try to do in this issue, how - if at all ¬textbooks used respectively in Israeli and Palestinian schools are, or are not, conducive to education for peace, three general preliminary comments are in order. First, while Israel has had fifty or so years since its establishment in 1948 to write and rewrite its curriculum, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has been in existence for a mere six years; it is not yet a state and does not dispose of an adequate budget to introduce the necessary civic reforms,
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Table of Contents
  1. Education: New Beginnings ( )

    By Victor Cygielman Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  2. Focus
  3. The Arab Image in Hebrew School Textbooks ( )
    How the Arabs were represented in Hebrew textbooks in Jewish and Israeli schools over one hundred years.
    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  4. The Palestinian Educational Development Plan: Promise for the Future ( )
    Based on respect for their historical and cultural narrative, a serious and dedicated effort is under way to build a new Palestinian educational system.
    By Ramzi Rihan Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  5. Teaching the Israeli-Arab Conflict ( )
    A teacher‘s experience shows that ignoring the human dimension of the conflict renders it impossible to teach the subject realistically.
    By Yitzhak Komem Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  6. Educating for Peace: Visions and Reality ( )
    In view of the violence and mistrust of the recent period, can we still talk of peace education? Conditionally, the answer is positive.
    By Salem Aweiss Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  7. The ‘Other‘ in Israeli Education ( )
    How Israeli education has tended to see the Other, particularly the Arab, as a non-person, and the Jews as victims who must rely on the language of force.
    By Haggith Gor-Ziv and Rela Mazali Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  8. Schoolbooks in the Making: From Conflict to Peace ( )
    What was the approach behind the writing of 18 out of the 29 new Palestinian textbooks recently completed by the Palestinian Ministry of Education?
    By Sami Adwan Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  9. Roundtable
  10. Not Only at School: Education, Occupation, Activism and Dialogue ( )
    A Palestine-Israel JOllnzal discussion with Ari Rath, Ziad Abu-Zayyad, Lamis Alami, Lucy Nusseibeh, Naftali Raz and Gila Svirsky.
    Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  11. Eye of the Camera
  12. Image: Events in the Eye of the Camera ( )

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  13. Viewpoint
  14. The Right of Return: Different Approaches to a Crucial Issue ( )
    Amos Oz‘s win-all or lose-all approach to the problem of Return may obscure the prospects of more mutual understanding and fruitful discussion.
    By Dan Leon Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  15. Perceiving the ‘Other‘ in the al-Aqsa Intifada ( )
    After years of occupation, with its suffering, restriction on movement, brutality and deep humiliation, the resulting trauma is bound to carry serious implications for the Palestinian people.
    By Elia Awwad Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  16. Economics
  17. The Israeli Economy and the Challenges of Globalization ( )
    The impact of the Intifada and the Nasdaq crisis on Israel‘s economy.
    By Ephraim Davidi Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  18. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  19. The Tragedy of Asel Asleh - An essay and a eulogy ( )

    Vol. 8 No. 2 2001
  20. Documents
  21. The Palestinian Curriculum and Textbooks ( )
    May 12,2001
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  22. Report of the Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee - The Mitchell Report ( )
    April 30, 2001
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  23. Chronology of Events
  24. January 1, 2001- April 1, 2001 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
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