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Young Children’s Experiences and Learning in Intractable Conflicts

  • Meytal NasieEmail author
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

Children, as other members of societies involved in intractable conflicts, are continuously exposed to the powerful effects of these conflicts, because the chronic threat of violence dominates their lives. From a very early age, they are aware of the conflictual environment, absorbing information, forming concepts, categories, impressions, understandings, and preferences regarding the conflict and the rival. The present chapter discusses the personal experiences of young children in the context of an intractable conflict and the ways in which they learn about the conflict. In addition, it presents the content that young children acquire regarding the conflict in general and particularly pre-school children, focusing on the Israeli-Jewish case. The chapter concludes by arguing that these early conflict-related experiences and learning contribute to the continuation and preservation of conflicts.

Keywords

Young Generation Collective Memory Society Member Political Socialization Israeli Child 
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Acknowledgment

Meytal Nasie is grateful to the Azrieli Foundation for the award of an Azrieli Fellowship.

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  1. 1.School of EducationTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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