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Dual Narratives Approach to Teaching History: A bottom up formula to peace education in Palestinian-Israeli context

Föreläsning

Dr. Sami Adwan från universitetet i Hebron håller en gästföreläsning med fokus på det program som har initierats av Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME). Programmet syftar till att byta perspektiv i de historiska berättelserna som ges i undervisningen av Israel- och Palestinakonflikten.

This lecture has been made possible thanks to the generous support from STINT.


Abstract
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues over self-determination, territory, natural resources, holy places and security. Contradictory goals and interests in different domains have to be addressed in conflict resolution. Resolution of these disagreements is made more difficult by powerful socio-psychological forces which fuel distrust and hostility. These forces include beliefs, perceptions, images, myths or attitudes about the rival, the collective self and the conflict. Such beliefs and images are often part of each society¿s national narrative, and these narratives can be important as societies continue to marshal human and material resources demanded by the conflict. The narratives are propagated through many years by various channels of communication and various institutions in each involved society, including the education system. However, these collective narratives often leave little room for the acknowledgement of the historical past, culture, and future aspirations of the other collective. Thus, while these narratives help sustain cultures of wars/conflicts, they also stand as a major obstacle to any peace-making process and later the processes of reconciliation. The narratives may need to be modified in order to facilitate building a new reality of peace. In this endeavor there is a need to modify school textbooks which may serve as one agent among others in socializing new generations toward peace and co-existence.

Researches on Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks found that both sides schoolbooks includes only their sides of the history with complete omission of the other side's history, culture, tradition and legitimacy. They only focus on describing wars and conflict between both rivals and not talking about the peace co-existence of Jews, Muslims and Christian in Palestine. Each other's maps do not show the geography of the other side, they only use the names of cities and towns that recognized in their language and the border between the two political entity is missing in both sides maps. Each present it self in good images doing only good things while the other is accused of doing the wrong things.

This lecture focuses on the program that was initiated by The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) on how to move teaching the historical narratives from mono-perspective to dual perspective and hopefully toward multi-perspectives.


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Föreläsare: Dr. Sami Adwan, Hebron University

Datum: 2019-04-29

Tid: 17:00 - 19:00

Kategorier: Utbildning, Humaniora

Arrangör: Institutionen för svenska språket

Plats: Humanisten, Lundgrensgatan 1B
H527

Kontaktperson: Tommaso Milani

Sidansvarig: |Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-10-03
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