Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 6 Number 1 (May 2018)

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Special Issue: Transforming Violence into Peace through Education

Working towards Peace through Education:The Case of Israeli Jews and Palestinians

Zvi Bekerman pp. 75-98
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In the present article, I discuss current and past peace and reconciliation educational efforts conducted between Palestinians and Israelis. I concentrate on the educational initiatives conducted for Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli citizens and not on those less common taking place between Israelis and Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority. In the first section of this article I describe the Israeli sociopolitical and educational context. I then review the main theoretical perspectives which underwrite the educational work undertaken. The third section is dedicated to reviewing the main existing programs and offering information regarding research results where research has been conducted, and in the fourth and last section I offer critical insights on the educational initiatives portrayed.
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