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Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict

The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters

By Orit Ichilov

Routledge – 2004 – 216 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

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    978-0-415-34804-1
    September 30th 2004

Description

The central objective of this book is to analyze the characteristics of the social contexts and environments in conflict situations, and the impact that these socializing environments may have on the political learning and emerging citizenship orientations of youngsters. Special attention is given to the socializing environments of Palestinian and Israeli youngsters, drawing on material recently collected in Israel.

Ichilov's incisive research uses a multilevel and interdisciplinary approach to argue that political learning is structured within social environments and that there are fundamental differences between the socializing environments in conflict and non-conflict situations.

Reviews

'Could a book on 'the political socialization of Israeli and Palestinian youngsters' have any relevance for European citizenship educators? Absolutely. Orit Ichilov proved it in 2004 with the publication of Political Learning and Citizenship Education under Conflict. Despite the many obvious differences between Europe and Israel, there is much to be learned from a region that is in many respects much more explosive than our own.'

Krijn Peter Hesselink, Politeia Newsletter

'…Offers many stimulating insights. There is much to be learned for Europeans with an interest in citizenship education from the experiences in Israel.'

Krijn Peter Hesselink, Politeia Newsletter

Contents

Introduction: Environments and contexts In political socialization Part 1: Global Change, Conflict, and Political Learning 1. Conflict, Citizenship, and Global Change 2. Agents of Political Socialization in a Changing World 3. The Texture of Socializing Environments under Conflict 4. The Role of Socialization Agents under Conflict Part 2: Political Learning In Israel: A deeply divided society 5. Israel: A deeply divided society 6. Attempts at Bridging the Gaps 7. Citizenship Orientations of Israeli Youngsters Conclusion: Political learning and citizenship education in a world of conflict and change

Author Bio

Orit Ichilov is a former chair of the Department of Educational Sciences at Tel-Aviv University. Her research has focused on political socialization and political education, and her publications include Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Changing World (1998).

Name: Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict: The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Orit Ichilov. The central objective of this book is to analyze the characteristics of the social contexts and environments in conflict situations, and the impact that these socializing environments may have on the political learning and emerging citizenship...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, Political Sociology