Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change

Author:   Karen Ross
Publisher:   Syracuse University Press
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9780815635543


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   30 September 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change


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As the level of distrust and alienation between Jews and Palestinians has risen over the past fif een years, the support for grassroots organizations' attempts to bring these two groups closer has stagnated. Jewish-Palestinian youth encounter programs that flourished in the wake of the Oslo Accords now struggleto find support, as their potential to create positive social change in Israeli society is still unknown. In Youth Encounter Programs in Israel, Ross attempts to assess that potential by considering the relationship between participation in Jewish-Palestinian encounters and the long-term worldview and commitment to social change of their participants. Taking a comparative approach, Ross examines the structure and pedagogical approaches of two organizations in Israel, Peace Child Israel and Sadaka Reut. In doing so, Ross explores how these different organizations shape participants' national identity, beliefs about social change, and motivation to continue engaging in peace-building activities. Based on more than one hundred interviews with program staff and former participants as well as more than two hundred hours of program observation, Ross's work fills an important gap in the literature and holds significant relevance for peace education and conflict esolution practitioners.

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Author:   Karen Ross
Publisher:   Syracuse University Press
Imprint:   Syracuse University Press
ISBN:  

9780815635543


ISBN 10:   0815635540
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   30 September 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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A carefully crafted and thoughtful study on the potential impact of grassroots peace initiatives. An impressive volume, which challenges peace educational research methodologically while calling upon us all to confront contextual complexity in our research efforts. A compelling qualitative study that delineates pedagogical principles valuable to practitioners in the field. An outstanding book, which offers hope in a rather weary educational arena in search of transformation.--Zvi Bekerman Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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Karen Ross is assistant professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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