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Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict : The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters - Orit Ichilov

Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict

The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2004
ISBN: 9780415348041
Number Of Pages: 216

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How do youngsters acquire citizenship orientations such as respect for authority and the law in situations of conflict, terror and chaos? What kind of education produces a radicalized youngster who will become a suicide bomber? How do secular and religious ideas in education conflict in a highly charged political, religious and ethnic setting?
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.
Of interest to educators, academics and public policy professionals, this book is a key addition to our understanding of socialization and the formation of political beliefs.

Industry 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

Introduction: Environments and contexts In political socialization
Global Change, Conflict, and Political Learning
Conflict, Citizenship, and Global Change
Agents of Political Socialization in a Changing World
The Texture of Socializing Environments under Conflict
The Role of Socialization Agents under Conflict
Political Learning In Israel: A deeply divided society
Israel: A deeply divided society
Attempts at Bridging the Gaps
Citizenship Orientations of Israeli Youngsters
Conclusion: Political learning and citizenship education in a world of conflict and change
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ISBN: 9780415348041
ISBN-10: 0415348048
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 30th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1