Gender and higher education in different national spaces: Female Palestinian students attending Israeli and Jordanian universities

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Abstract

This study examines the higher education experience among Palestinian Arab females in two national spaces and seeks to determine whether studying at an Arab institution of higher learning in a nearby Arab country can alleviate the emotional and economic difficulties that affect Palestinian women at Israeli universities. What can institutions of higher learning in Israel learn or derive from the proposed model to relieve the alienation and exclusion that their female Palestinian students experience? The study will compare two geographically distinct groups of women students. The first is a group of Palestinian women who attend university in Jordan, while the second consists of Palestinian women of Bedouin origin from southern Israel who study in the Jewish Israeli cultural space. The study seeks to shed light on the experience of Muslim students in Western and Muslim universities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalCompare
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2011

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Higher education
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • National space
  • Palestinian students

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