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Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel

  

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Via:  krishna  •  5 months ago  •  7 comments

Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Hand in Hand's mission is to create a strong and inclusive shared society in Israel through a network of integrated, bilingual schools and active communities.

Related: 

  • Givat Haviva   - a left-wing, shared society oriented educational institute in Israel
  • HaKfar HaYarok   - a youth village in Israel, with a number of progressive educational institutions

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Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel  is a network of integrated, bilingual schools for Jewish and Arab children in   Israel

Hand in Hand's mission is to create a strong and inclusive shared society in Israel through a network of integrated, bilingual schools and active communities. The organization's philosophy is that the actual living experience of its students, teachers, parents and others who participate in its schools and communities can inspire broad support for social inclusion and civic equality in Israel.

Hand in Hand was founded in 1997 by two Israeli educators, one Arab and one Jewish. They started the first two schools in 1998, one in the Galilee region near the  Misgav Regional Council  and one in Jerusalem.

These first two schools grew, and in the summer of 2003, a group of interested parents from the  Wadi Ara  region in the  Arab Triangle  met to express interest in establishing a third Hand in Hand School in their region.

In 1998, Hand in Hand began establishing a network of schools with integrated student populations, integrated teaching and supervisory staffs, and a bilingual educational curriculum and methodology.

To this Ministry of Education core, Hand in Hand has added special elements to implement the bilingual education and social values that are its reason for being:

    • Both Hebrew and Arabic are primary languages of instruction (often with dual teachers in a single classroom);
    • The curriculum includes extra content to acknowledge and respect the traditions, history, values, holidays, and culture of all students (Jewish, Christian and Muslim); and
    • Specialized guidance and mentoring help students, teachers, and parents express empathy and mutual respect in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    5 months ago

Hand in Hand's mission is to create a strong and inclusive shared society in Israel through a network of integrated, bilingual schools and active communities.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @1    5 months ago

More of those schools are needed.

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    5 months ago

The organization's philosophy is that the actual living experience of its students, teachers, parents and others who participate in its schools and communities can inspire broad support for social inclusion and civic equality in Israel.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @2    5 months ago

I'll bet you'll never find one in the West Bank, and FOR SURE never even a fantasy in Gaza.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    5 months ago

Hand in Hand has added special elements to implement the bilingual education and social values that are its reason for being:

    • Both Hebrew and Arabic are primary languages of instruction (often with dual teachers in a single classroom);
    • The curriculum includes extra content to acknowledge and respect the traditions, history, values, holidays, and culture of all students (Jewish, Christian and Muslim); and
    • Specialized guidance and mentoring help students, teachers, and parents express empathy and mutual respect in the most difficult of circumstances.
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @3    5 months ago

My son was a counselor one summer at Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine.  Both Israeli and Palestinian kids stay together in bunkhouses.  They start the summer scared of and hating each other and when they're leaving at the end they're hugging and crying that they'll miss each other and promise to write and visit each other back in Israel and the West Bank (and they do).

Seeds of Peace Camp, Maine  LINK ->

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     5 months ago

This is, along with what the Circassians are doing one of the best ways to break down the fear that triggers racism. 

IMO, Israel is at a turning point in its wars with Hamas/Hezbollah et al. Change has to take place on all sides or these endless wars with truly be endless wars until all sides are destroyed. 

 
 

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