Navigating Israeli citizenship: how do Arab-Palestinian teachers civicize their pupils?

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This study examines citizenship education in Israel from the point of view of Arab teachers, as they rework and negotiate the content and boundaries of their Israeli citizenship. Specifically, the paper studies how teachers of citizenship education in Arab high schools in Israel perceive their sociopolitical reality, how they respond to it in their classrooms, and how they conceptualize Israeli citizenship for their pupils. In doing so, the paper ponders the pedagogical strategies and emphases of these teachers, as they mediate the citizenship education curriculum, with its heavy emphasis on the ethno-national character of Israel, to their Arab pupils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-409
Number of pages19
JournalRace Ethnicity and Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 May 2019


  • Arab minority in Israel
  • Citizenship education
  • Palestinian-Israeli conflict
  • character education
  • citizenship as practice

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education


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