publication . Article . 2003

Science education in the service of bridging the Israeli-Palestinian dispute over water resources

Zuzovsky, Ruth; Levinger-Dressler, Miri; Yakir, Ruth; Wubbles, Theo; Eijkelhof, Harrie;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: University of Malta. Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research
Abstract
In 1994 an educational program aimed at changing prevailing attitudes to favor peace and coexistence in the region was launched in the Israeli educational system. The program focused on the crucial conflict over water resources between Israel and its neighboring Arab countries – an issue at the heart of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The rationale of the educational program was based on cognitive approaches to attitudinal change and conflict termination, assumption being that providing relevant, ‘major’ information (Shamir and Shamir, 1996) would prompt the restructuring of existing salient beliefs regarding peace and cooperation and later th...
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free text keywords: Education -- Mediterranean Region, Students -- Attitudes, Children and peace, Water-supply -- Israel, Conflict management -- Israel, Conflict management -- Palestine, Science -- Study and teaching -- Israel -- Curricula, Science teachers
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