Storytelling Among Israeli and Palestinian Children in the Era of Mobile Innovation

  • Elizabeth BucknerEmail author
  • Paul Kim
Part of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook book series (EMTY, volume 36)


Existing literature in educational technology and media has tended to overlook the larger role educational institutions play as socializing forces, which instill children with national identities and values. Recognizing the important role schools play in forming children’s characters and perspectives on social problems, this article advocates a research agenda that focuses on how educational technologies serve as tools to combat larger social issues such as peace, health, and poverty through innovative approaches to traditional curricula and schooling. Focusing specifically on the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict, this article specifies a model for global, mobile stories that strive to develop cross-border awareness and promote a sense of global identity. This study presents findings from the collection of 185 stories from Palestinian youth, and suggests avenues for future research at the intersection of education, technology, and innovative approaches to solving social problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA

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