מדיניות השליטה והמיעוט הערבי-פלסטיני בישראל: מערכת החינוך הבדווית בנגב

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Abstract

The article deals with Israel's policy of control and the Palestinian-Arab minority in general, and the Bedouin educational system in particular. Deep social, economic and political gaps exist between the traditional Bedouin society and the Western-oriented Israeli society. These gaps influence, among others, the Bedouin educational system, in which is inherent the potential to their successful integration in their new and changing surroundings. The Bedouin educational system in the Negev suffers from difficulties that prevent it from improving the services it provides. There is a shortage in facilities and basic equipment for ongoing activities; many school structures are temporary, lacking basic infrastructure; appointments are political; drop-out rates are high, thus leading to limited access to higher education. In addition, the policy of control of the Israeli establishment over the Palestinian Arabs is also expressed in a systematic control over curricula, and the employment of teachers on the basis of security considerations. The curriculum for Arab schools is aimed at creating a docile minority ready to accept its inferiority vis-à-vis the dominant Jewish society, to deny its national identity while being loyal to the Jewish state and to grant legitimacy to the Zionist ideology of the state.
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)911-932
Journalמדינה וחברה
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

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