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Palestine in Education - an annotated bibliography
   
submitted by Arab Educational Institute
08.03.2008

The following is an annotated list of publications on the subject of "Palestine in Education" compiled as part of a project of AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem and Ittijah - Union of Arab-based communities in Haifa.

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY WEST BANK, EAST JERUSALEM AND GAZA
PALESTINE IN EDUCATION PROJECT
AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem/Advocacy Desk and ittijah – Union of Arab Community-based Organizations (Haifa)


Name of author: Al-Jayousi, Salma
Title, subtitle: Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature
Publishing house/organization: Arab Institution for research and publishing
Place of publication: Beirout
Year of publication: 1997
Number of pages: 526
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Regular bookshops, Amazone
Costs 79,50 $
Website link, if relevant http://www.amazon.com/Anthology-Modern-Palestinian-Literature-Jayyusi/dp/0231075081


This book, which is available in Arabic and English, offers readers a wide collection of the modern Palestinian literature. It contains poems and short stories, and curriculum vitae of Palestinian authors. The book gives an impression of cultural life in Palestine before 1948 and through the wars1948 and 1967. Very useful as a resource for school and university students.



Name of author: Jaradat, Idrees
Title, subtitle: A Song in Mind, Women Popular songs in Palestine
Publishing house/organization: Al Sanabel Center for research and Popular Heritage in cooperation with Yanabee' Institution for Media
Place of publication: Gaza
Year of publication: 2004
Number of pages: 160
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs --
Website link, if relevant --

This book is a collection of lyrics sung at traditional occasions. Useful for learning about the Palestinian heritage, and for re-enacting old songs.



Name of author: Abdo, Tajo,
Title, subtitle: Storytelling in Palestinian Education
Publishing house/organization: Al Mawrid, Teacher Development Center
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 1998
Number of pages:
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows, 02-2744030
Costs --
Website link, if relevant --

This book, both in English and Arabic, is about the importance of story telling in Palestinian education. It offers a method in collecting a story, and has a few stories as examples for students to use.



Name of author: Dabdoub, Julia
Title, subtitle: In Order not to Forget
Publishing house/organization: Arab Women’s Union, Bethlehem
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 1998
Number of pages: 50
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Arab Women’s Union, A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant

This Arabic-language is a kind of biography book about Julia Dabdoub’s family in Bethlehem. It gives information about the development of family life, interior design, and architecture in the Bethlehem area during four eras. This book can be well used in combination with a fieldtrip to the Bethlehem Museum of the Arab Women’s Union, located close to the Nativity Square. Please note that more information about Palestinian architecture is available through Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation (http://www.riwaq.org/). See also www.palestine-family.net, under culture/architecture, and “local photography”. About Palestinian family life in the Bethlehem area, please also consult the publication “Bethlehem: The Immortal Town” reviewed elsewhere in this bibliography.



Name of author: Simon Ibrahim Awad
Title, subtitle: Birds of Palestine
Publishing house/organization: Environmental Education Center
Place of publication: Beit Jala
Year of publication: 2005
Number of pages: 127
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Via the website of EEC, see below. A copy is also available at AEI-Open Windows, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant http://www.eecp.org/index.html


This book is about different types and distribution of birds in Palestine, and the role of humans in protecting these birds. Useful for environmental education. Both the Environmental Education Center at the Lutheran School Talitha Kumi in Beit Jala and the Palestinian Wildlife society in Beit Sahour ((www.wildlife-pal.org) have useful materials for environmental fieldtrips.



Name of author: Group work
Title, subtitle: Towns narrating their history; Nablus, Hebron and Gaza (in Arabic)
Publishing house/organization: Tamer center for civic education
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 2007
Number of pages: 99
Where/how to order/obtain the materials www.tamerinst.org
Costs
Website link, if relevant

This book is a result of a project that encouraged 75 students from Nablus, Hebron and Gaza to read and write in the non-formal and creative ways of Palestinian oral history. This book presents locations, history, industry and handcrafts, customs and traditions, traditional recipes and meals, popular and religious occasions, proverbs, historical and religious sites of Nablus, Hebron and Gaza. Excellent as preparation for fieldtrips.



Name of author Teachers in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, Toine van Teeffelen (ed.)
Title, subtitle: Brochures of the “Teaching Palestine” project:
- Highlights of Hebron, Using the Local Environment in English Language Learning (in English)
- Stories of Bethlehem: A Narrative Approach in English-Language Teaching (English)
- Role-play in English Language Teaching for the Bethlehem-Hebron Area (English, with teacher and student manuals)
- Stories of Ramallah: A Manual for Social Studies Teaching (in Arabic).

Publishing house/organization: Teacher Development Center/ Almawrid
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 1997
Number of pages:
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Copies of some publications are available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant

These manuals feature narrative accounts of Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem and their environment for the purpose of learning English and social studies at Palestinian schools. They are guided by the assumption that knowledge about the local environment is essential for developing pride about the Palestinian heritage as well as for gaining a critical understanding of present-day Palestinian reality, and becoming able to communicate it to foreigners..



Name of author Nimer, Sonia, and Nimer, Sa’d
Title, subtitle: Photographed New Palestinian History for Youngsters (in Arabic)
Publishing house/organization: Tamer center for civic education
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 2004
Number of pages: 31
Where/how to order/obtain the materials See below
Costs
Website link, if relevant www.tamerinst.org


This booklet introduces youngsters to learn about the Palestinian history and national identity through photos.



Name of author: Al-Qassem, Ahmad
Title, subtitle: Jerusalem Encyclopedia / 1000 questions and answers about Jerusalem (in Arabic)
Publishing house/organization: Dar Al Bayrak Al Arabi
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 2002
Number of pages: 240
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant

This book contains 1000 questions and answers on issues about Palestinian history and culture starting from the Canaanites, and passing through the empires and civilizations that occupied Jerusalem. It also describes Palestine under the Israeli Occupation and Palestinian resistance and relevant treaties. Very useful resource.



Name of author: Al-Ali, Giries
Title, subtitle: Bethlehem, The Immortal Town (in English)
Publishing house/organization: Emerezian Graphic Arts
Place of publication: East Jerusalem
Year of publication: 1991
Number of pages: 230
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant

This book contains information about Bethlehem: historical, antiquarian, religious, literary, and economic; as well as proverbs, songs, handicrafts, Arab food and others. There is a chapter on tourism, which takes you to all important places in the Bethlehem district. Useful resource for schools, especially when students are engaged in English-language projects.



Name of author:
Title, subtitle: Palestine and Education/ the "Teaching Palestine" Project (in English)
Publishing house/organization: Teacher Development Center/ Almawrid
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 1997
Number of pages: 61
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs --
Website link, if relevant --

The booklet contains a series of interviews with a range of influential Palestinian educators. It aims at promoting a discussion within the educational community of Palestine about the dilemmas faced by Palestinian education.



Name of author: Collective
Title, subtitle: Moral Stories from Palestine/ Discover Cultural Wisdom through Stories (in combined Arabic and English). A teacher manual is available in Arabic, with an English translation upon request (tvant@p-ol.com)
Publishing house/organization: Arab Educational Institute
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 1999
Number of pages: 29
Where/how to order/obtain the materials www.aeicenter.org

Costs 20 shekel
Website link, if relevant See above

This book contains moral stories collected from the Arab-Palestinian culture. The stories, organized around values such as “justice”, “generosity”, “humility”, can be used for relaxed reading or for educational purposes. The teacher manual provides tasks and discussion questions, with the use of traditional Arabic proverbs as a resource.



Name of author:
Title, subtitle: Bethlehem Community Book/ Discover the Palestinian Religious Culture (available in Arabic and English editions)
Publishing house/organization: Arab Educational Institute
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 1999
Number of pages: 162
Where/how to order/obtain the materials www.aeicenter.org
Costs 25 shekel
Website link, if relevant See above

This book is about the culture and history of Bethlehem beyond the obvious. Chapters deal with the ancient and modern history of the Bethlehem area, the influence of the Arab and Palestinian peasant culture on religious customs, basic characteristics of church communities, remarkable "Christian ways of living", Moslem-Christian living together, and crafts practiced by Bethlehem artisans. Is especially useful as background material for fieldtrips ion the Bethlehem area, as suggested in the teacher manual “Discovering Palestine” (in Arabic), also published by AEI-Open Windows.



Name of author:
Title, subtitle: Sahtain/ Discover the Palestinian Culture by Eating (in English)
Publishing house/organization: Arab Educational Institute
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 1999
Number of pages: 107
Where/how to order/obtain the materials www.aeicenter.org

Costs 20 shekel
Website link, if relevant See above

This book not only contains 60 recipes from Palestine but also many educationally interesting accounts of food-related customs, legends, proverbs, anecdotes and descriptions of important Palestinian community events such feasts. For food recipes see also www.palestine-family.net under “culture”.



Name of author:
Title, subtitle: Palestine on the Way/ from Nazareth to Bethlehem (in Arabic)
Publishing house/organization: Tamer center for civic education
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 2000
Number of pages: 48
Where/how to order/obtain the materials www.tamerinst.org

Costs
Website link, if relevant See above

This booklet helps to explore Palestine. It describes mountains, valleys, water springs, citadels, tabernacles, and architectural scenes. The book strengthens the awareness about Palestinian history and helps communicating it from one generation to another.



Name of author:
Title, subtitle: Doing Democracy and Human Rights Education in Palestine (in Arabic and English)
Publishing house/organization: Teacher Development Center/ Almawrid
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 2004
Number of pages: 80
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs
Website link, if relevant See above.

This manual contains 20 learning activities which came up as a result of a training course for Palestinian teachers. The activities aim at enabling learners to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for education on democracy and human rights and their interaction with the various aspects of life and its implications for personal interest and the interest of learners and their families and communities. The activities help to make rational decisions in light of one’s understanding and appreciation of the meaning of right and duty. This approach can be fruitfully connected to a project of the Teacher Creativity Center, also in Ramallah, published in 2006 Cultivating Civic Sensibilities: An Approach to Enhancing Civic Education in Palestine (Mohammed Bhabha), in Arabic and English, see www.teachercc.org, for contact data.



Name of author: Van Teeffelen, Toine
Title, subtitle: The Feast of Storytelling - Teacher's Manual (in Arabic, for an English version, write to tvant@p-ol.com)
Publishing house/organization: Theatre Day Productions
Place of publication: Jerusalem
Year of publication: 1999
Number of pages: 127
Where/how to order/obtain the materials See website for contact data
Costs
Website link, if relevant http://www.theatreday.org/

This teacher manual is of interest for Palestinian teachers who want to develop the story method and integrate it into their curriculum. The examples in the book are taken from situations in Palestine and from subjects in Arabic literature and folklore.



Name of author: Teachers in Bethlehem and Hebron
Title, subtitle: Removing the Classroom (in Arabic)
- Hebron
- Bethlehem
Publishing house/organization: Teacher Development Center/ Almawrid
Place of publication: Ramallah
Year of publication: 1997
Number of pages: Brochure
Where/how to order/obtain the materials A copy is available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs ---
Website link, if relevant ---

This education toolbox of two brochures contains resources for social studies teachers, with materials about ten historical places in the Bethlehem and Hebron districts. In each description, it includes historical information about the place, questions and tasks, and an educational drama scenario that fits the location. It helps to increase the students’ motivation for learning and to interact with their environment and history. Useful for preparatory and secondary levels.



Name of author: Teachers in Bethlehem, Toine van Teeffelen (ed.)
Title, subtitle: I Love Palestine. An educational manual for civics in Palestine. (in Arabic). (For an English translation, contact tvant@p-ol.com)

Publishing house/organization: Freres School
Place of publication: Bethlehem.
Year of publication: 2003
Number of pages: About 120
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Contact the Freres School, Bethlehem, 02- 2743244
Costs ---
Website link, if relevant ---

Organized around values, this manual is designed to promote Moslem-Christian living together in Palestine, and suggests various activities around religious feasts, customs, buildings, “old things”, and other concrete subjects related to the Palestinian environment and heritage. Is used in civic education at the school.





Name of author: Susan Atallah and Toine van Teeffelen
Title, subtitle: Your Stories Are My Stories: A Palestinian Oral History Project (in English)

Publishing house/organization: Terra Sancta/St Joseph School for Girls, Bethlehem; Wi’am Conflict Resolution Center, and the Arab Educational Institute
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 2001
Number of pages: 142 pp.
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Copies are available at AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem, 02-2744030
Costs 20 shekel
Website link, if relevant ---

Contains oral histories written by students of 16-17 years at St Joseph School in Bethlehem. At the end is a guideline for conducting oral history in Palestine.




Name of author: Susan Atallah and Toine van Teeffelen (eds.)
Title, subtitle: The Wall Cannot Stop Our Stories: A Palestinian Diary Project (English, with separate teacher manual).

Publishing house/organization: Published by Terra Sancta/St Joseph School for Girls
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 2004
Number of pages: 300 pages
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Copies are available through Terra Sancta St Joseph School, via Susan Atallah, 02-2742680
Costs 40 shekel
Website link, if relevant Examples of stories are available on www.palestine-family.net under history/diaries

Contains diaries written by students of 16-17 years. Teacher manual gives guidelines for diary writing in Palestine. The book runs in its second edition, and can be delivered with a CD showing how a group of diary writers developed theatre and dance on the basis of the diaries and went abroad to play.



Name of author: A team of Dutch and Palestinian authors
Title, subtitle: Sharing Stories. Three manuals (educational background, teacher manual, student manual).
(in English)
Publishing house/organization: Culture and Palestine series, by AEI-Open Windows and IKV Pax Christi Holland.
Place of publication: Bethlehem
Year of publication: 2007
Number of pages: About 130
Where/how to order/obtain the materials Via aei@p-ol.com or 02-2744030

Costs About 50 shekel
Website link, if relevant
On how to organize international computer exchanges with Palestinian schools, focusing on the sharing of stories about Palestinian identity. (In press).

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