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By Y. Shalom

Instructing Israel is a comparative ethnography of 5 Israeli colleges that function inside of a multicultural context. It provides an enormous glimpse of people and associations who bravely function as social and academic marketers and who try to alter Israeli Society. This ebook exposes and analyzes 5 courageous Israeli colleges that use cutting-edge academic ways to aid swap Israel's conflicted society. the colleges profiled during this booklet be ready to assemble and empower youngsters from assorted cultures and faiths, whereas additionally supporting to alter Israeli society on the grassroots point.

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They were so boring that I almost threw them away. But the teachers still feel that they need them. Students knew how to read and write in Arabic, but could not speak the language. Recently we changed the system: the students wrote in Hebrew and spoke Arabic, and then they became more interested in learning Arabic. This method is controversial, but over the past two years, the Jewish children suddenly like Arabic. The next question is how to help the Arab teachers speak less Hebrew and not to translate so much of what they say.

Teachers at the school fear that if the education is perceived as too radical, parents may withdraw their children. Interview with MB, a Jewish Mother We live in Zur Hadassah (a suburban town near Jerusalem). We used to live in Jerusalem. This is the third year that our children are learning in Neve Shalom School. We didn’t want our children to study in Zur Hadassah. We heard about Neve Shalom, and our choice was between this school and a school that only just opened Neve Shalom / Wahat Al-Salam 27 in Zur Hadassah, where the students walk to school.

But if you want a high-quality education outside Zur Hadassah, then anyway our daughter would have had to travel to school. I am sure that there are other parents who also chose Neve Shalom as an alternative to a mediocre local school. Today the school in Zur Hadassah is developing and improving, and the advantage that it is close to home has become more significant. When we lived in Jerusalem, the children went to a regular school. There were forty students in each class, with all the limitations that brings.

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