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Examining Education, Media, and Dialogue under Occupation The Case of Palestine and Israel Edited by: Ilham Nasser, Lawrence N. Berlin, Shelley Wong

Format:
Hardback - 304 pages
ISBN:
9781847694270
Published:
24 Aug 2011
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148 (A5)
Availability:
Available

Summary

The chapters in this book address media and education in the context of Palestine and Israel. They provide insights and provocative analysis of the status quo in education, including language teaching, educational policy and research, media representations and reporting in Middle East and U.S. and different models of dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis.

Review:

A really courageous, inspiring book. It provides vivid insight into how Palestinian, Israeli and other scholars are constructively involved in resolving existential issues in education, unmasking media bias, and creating and exploring dialogue that can transcend political bigotry and paralysis. Theoretically coherent and empirically rich, the book is committed scholarship at its best.
Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

This book is a unique compilation from a wide range of experts that explores how creative dialogue and education can be used to promote a just Palestinian peace - not apartheid - in the Middle East.
Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States of America and author of 'Palestinian Peace Not Apartheid'

Author Biography:

Ilham Nasser is an associate professor in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University. She has spent over 25 years in teaching and research in different educational settings in the US and the Middle East. She has researched and published on the topic of teacher development and teaching for peace.; Lawrence N. Berlin is Professor of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and Chair of Anthropology, Philosophy, and TESL/TEFL at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is the author of several publications, including Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis (2005, Routledge) and Theoretical Approaches to Dialogue Analysis (Ed., 2007, Max Niemeyer Verlag), as well as the founder of the organization “Dialogue Under Occupation”.; Shelley Wong is an Associate Professor at George Mason University in Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education. Shelley was President of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, Inc.) and served on the Executive Committee of TESOL from 2007-2010. She is the author of Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows (Routledge).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional


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