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Higher Education and the Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel

  • Authors
  • Khalid Arar
  • Kussai Haj-Yehia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 1-9
  3. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 11-22
  4. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 23-40
  5. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 41-72
  6. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 73-116
  7. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 117-136
  8. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 137-159
  9. Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia
    Pages 181-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-213

About this book

Introduction

Higher Education and the Palestinian Minority in Israel examines perceptions concerning the characteristics of higher education acquisition in the indigenous Palestinian Arab minority in Israel. Arar and Haj-Yehia show that Palestinian Arabs in Israel clearly understand the benefit of an academic degree as a lever for social status and integration within the state of Israel. The authors discuss difficulties met by Palestinian high school graduates when they attempt to enter Israel's higher education institutes, and the alternative phenomenon of studying abroad. The cultural difference between Palestinian traditional communities and 'Western' Israeli campuses exposes Arab students to a mix of ethnicities and nationalities, which proves to be a difficult, transformative experience. The book analyzes patterns of higher education acquisition among the indigenous Palestinian minority, describing the disciplines they choose, the challenges they encounter, particularly for Palestinian women students, and explore the implications for the Palestinian minority and Israeli society.

Keywords

comparative education education higher education history Israel Middle East policy teaching

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137533425
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-70968-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53342-5
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