Palestinian education in Israel: The legacy of the military government

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Abstract

This essay analyses the ways in which the military government (1948-1966)
and its policies positioned the Palestinian Arab community in Israeli society,
with a particular focus on public education. The educational system for
the Palestinian Arab community developed within the context of military
government, and while the formal administrative structures have changed,
the legacy of using education as a tool for political purposes has endured and
continues to defi ne the educational experience of indigenous Palestinian
Arab students in Israel today. Despite the formal abolition of the military
government in the mid-sixties, its ongoing legacy continues to shape educational policy and practice, as well as the broader status of the Palestinian Arab
citizens of Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-56
Number of pages36
JournalHoly Land Studies
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

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