Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7 p.m. via Zoom
Peace Education in Israeli and Palestinian Schools
Please join Rabbi Greg Wolfe, Social Justice Committee, Adult Education Committee, Israel Haverim, and Israel Peace Alternatives in welcoming Israel Institute Teaching Fellow Yael Teff-Seker, Ph.D. for the second of a series of three programs.
Following the Oslo Accords of the 1990’s, both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority agreed to change their curricula so that textbooks reflect a new approach to peace. Education would thus promote peace efforts by renouncing prejudice and violence, and by adopting a peace-supporting narrative. This lecture will follow the current attitudes and give some concrete examples of how these textbooks address peace, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the “other side” in recently published and approve textbooks on both sides.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Yael Teff-Seker is a visiting assistant professor and an Israel Institute fellow at the departments of Religious Studies and Sociology at UC Davis. She has a Ph.D. in conflict studies from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel), and previously worked at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben Gurion University, and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Her work focuses on social, political, and environmental issues, with specific emphasis on Arab-Israeli conflict and cooperation, environmental peacebuilding, environmental planning and policies, and peace education.
The views expressed by this program, the speaker, or the speaker’s sponsoring organization are not necessarily the views of Congregation Bet Haverim. Our congregation is committed to honoring the diversity of thoughts and opinions within our community.
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