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Author Hovsepian, Nubar.

Title Palestinian state formation : education and the construction of national identity / Nubar Hovsepian
Published Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 269 pages)
Contents Introduction and summary of findings -- Theoretical perspectives : state formation and education -- The paradoxes of Palestinian state formation : undertaking state-building while still leading resistance -- Political rent and Palestinian development -- The colonial legacy : inadequate funding, deficient materials, weak instruction, inappropriate curriculum -- The institutionalization of education under the PA -- The Palestinian curriculum : the struggle over/for identity
Summary This book examines the role of education in building a new Palestinian state, and especially on the role and function of the education system in the process of state formation. Since education frames a people's identity, the nature of the education system affects how Palestinians relate to their state. Through education the Palestinian Authority (PA) transforms the parameters of identity to serve the requirements of state-building and the peace process. International assistance to the PA affe .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Education and state -- Palestine.
Education -- Social aspects -- Palestine.
Nation-building -- Palestine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443808822 (electronic bk.)
1847185681 (hbk.)
9781443808828 (electronic bk.)
9781847185686 (hbk.)