Israeli Jewish and Arab intergroup relations experts within Israelhave developed innovative coexistence programs. These programsconsist of educational efforts designed to improve relationsbetween Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs. This issue presents theory,methods, and data from these coexistence programs.
- Studies the diverse Israeli coexistence programs, which attemptto improve relations between Israeli Jews and Arabs
- Addresses conceptual and theoretical issues involved inestablishing conditions for positive coexistence in Israel.
- Examines specific coexistence programs, presenting thebackground, goals, techniques and assessments of each program.
- Critically evaluates coexistence programs.
About the Author
Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz (Ph.D.) is a social-educationalpsychologist at the Faculty of Education at the University ofHaifa. The social psychological principles of cooperation inspireher work. Her areas of research include cooperative pedagogy andthe study of existence and co-existence of different ethnic andnational groups in Israel. She has published widely in English andHebrew. Her edited book (with Norman Miller), Interaction inCooperative Groups: The Theoretical Anatomy of Group Learning,was published in 1992.
Tamar Zelniker is a senior lecturer in the PsychologyDepartment at Tel-Aviv University, and the head of the GraduateCognitive Psychology Program. Her research interests are in theareas of cognitive development, theories of mind and cooperativelearning. She has published journal articles and chapters oncognitive style in young children, and an edited book (with TamarGloberson), Cognitive Style and Cognitive Development(1989). Dr. Zelniker has been co-director of a Palestinian-Israliacademic training program (1995-1999), and is one of the foundersof a new academic program of studies in Gaza, where she has been onthe academic board since 1995.
Cookie White Stephan is Emeritus Professor of Sociologyat New Mexico State University. She received her Ph.D. inpsychology from the University of Minnesota in 1971. Stephan'smajor research focus is on intergroup relations, specifically theantecedents of prejudice and ethnic identity. With Walter G.Stephan, she is the author of Intergroup Relations (1996),and Improving Intergroup Relations (2001).
Walter G. Stephan received his Ph.D. in psychology fromthe University of Minnesota in 1971. He has taught at theUniversity of Texas at Austin and at New Mexico State Universitywhere he currently holds the rank of Emeritus Professor. He haspublished articles on attribution processes, cognition and affect,intergroup relations, and intercultural relations. He co-authored,with Cookie Stephan, Intergroup Relations (1996), andImproving Intergroup Relations (2001). He has also publishedReducing Prejudice and Stereotyping in the Schools (1998),and is co-authoring, with W. Paul Vogt, Multicultural EducationPrograms: Research and Theory (forthcoming).
Table of Contents
Introduction to Improving Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel: Theoryand Practice in Coexistence Educational Programs (Cookie WhiteStephan, Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz, Tamar Zelniker, and Walter G.Stephan).
Nature, Rationale, and Effectiveness of Education forCoexistence (Daniel Bar-Tal).
A Narrative-Based View of Coexistence Education (GavrielSalomon).
Storytelling as a Way to Work Through Intractable Conflicts: TheGerman-Jewish Experience and Its Relevance to thePalestinian-Israeli Context (Dan Bar-On and Fatma Kassem).
Coping With the Jewish-Arab Conflict: A Comparison Among ThreeModels (Rachel Ben-Ari).
Planned Encounters Between Jewish and Palestinian Israelis: ASocial-Psychological Perspective (Ramzi Suleiman).
Promoting Coexistence by Means of Conflict Education: The MACBEModel (Helena Syna Desivilya).
Existence and Coexistence in Acre: The Power of EducationalActivism (Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz).
The Jewish-Palestinian Encounter in a Time of Crisis (RabahHalabi and Nava Sonnenschein).
Arab-Jewish Bilingual Coeducation in Israel: A Long-TermApproach to Intergroup Conflict Resolution (Zvi Bekerman andGabriel Horenczyk).
Education for Coexistence and Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel:Potential and Challenges (Mohammed Abu-Nimer).
Culturally Sensitive Education: Adapting Self-OrientedAssertiveness Training to Collective Minorities (MarwanDwairy).
Coexistence Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Evaluating IntergroupEncounter Interventions Between Jews and Arabs in Israel (IfatMaoz)