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Zakai, Sivan – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This paper explores the relationship between the teaching of history (the academic study of the past) and the teaching of heritage (meaningful stories tying people to a collective past). The research was conducted in a Jewish high school whose explicit mission involves teaching history through a US history course and heritage through an Israeli…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Correlation, History Instruction
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Desai, Chandni – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article I argue that Palestinians, in particular Palestinian youth engage in forms of cultural resistance such as filming, video production and dissemination in their everyday lives as a way to re-configure place, space, law, knowledge and violence, through a critical race, feminist, anti-colonial theoretical analysis. Recently, interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Political Issues, Citizen Participation
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Bekerman, Zvi – Curriculum Inquiry, 2008
The purpose of this article is to explore the meanings and implications of dangerous memories in two different sites of past traumatic memories: one in Israel and the other in Cyprus. Dangerous memories are defined as those memories that are disruptive to the status quo, that is, the hegemonic culture of strengthening and perpetuating existing…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Longitudinal Studies, Memory, Foreign Countries
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Hofman, Amos; Alpert, Bracha; Schnell, Izhak – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
The aim of this article is to explore, through the case of the official Israeli state curriculum, how the educational system is affected by social changes and how it responds to them, and to suggest curricular directions that go along with the new social reality that has emerged in Israel during the past decade. We offer a conceptual-theoretical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Core Curriculum, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Pinson, Halleli – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
Against the backdrop of growing conflicts in Israeli society and concerns about its democratic character, the current curriculum guidelines and official textbook for civic education in Israel were set to offer a more inclusive civic education that would stress ideas such as pluralistic and democratic citizenship. However, this curriculum does not…
Descriptors: Jews, Citizenship, Textbooks, Democracy
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Brody, David; Baum, Naomi L. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
The resilience of teachers in the face of terror was examined in a narrative study of two Israeli kindergarten teachers over the course of one school year. During this time, there occurred frequent terror attacks as well as the threat of impending war with Iraq and the concomitant threat of chemical warfare. Each teacher's unique pattern of coping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Self Efficacy, Coping
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Hartman, Tova; Samet, Bruria – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
For this study of sexual education in Israeli Modern Orthodox high schools, we interviewed teachers at the crossroads of conflicting values. Caught between a commitment to promote traditional practices and values, and a sense of obligation to serve as caregivers to students whose lived realities often do not fit neatly within the framework of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Caregivers, Sexuality, Jews
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Court, Deborah – Curriculum Inquiry, 2006
This article presents the results of an ethnographic case study of an Israeli Arab middle school whose staff and students are Arab Israelis from the Moslem, Druze, and Christian population sectors. Against the Israeli backdrop of multiculturalism, political tensions, and terrorism, this school has created a multi-faceted curriculum for teaching…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Values Education, School Culture
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Gordon, David – Curriculum Inquiry, 2005
This response to Al-Haj's article, "National Ethos, Multicultural Education, and the New History Textbooks in Israel" argues for three theses: (1) history textbooks and the public and academic debates about their objectivity, truth, and bias fulfill a semantic function for the adults of the society; (2) contradictory ethnic narratives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Semantics, Democracy
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Sabar, Naama; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1982
Describes the roles of coordinators leading teachers' workshops dedicated to developing curriculum materials. The analysis of the coordinators' roles, accompanied by detailed maps of competencies needed to fulfill these roles, is intended to serve as a guide for developing a systematic training program for coordinators. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education
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Tamir, Pinchas; Amir, Ruth – Curriculum Inquiry, 1981
The achievement of students in a first-year university biology course is related to two high school variables: the kind of curriculum followed and the level of students' high school biology courses. Students who specialized in biology are compared with students who did not specialize in biology. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries