Monday, April 9, 2007

A different model of coexistence

From Haaretz: By Or Kashti

If Israelis and Palestinians are unable to agree on their tragic mutual history, maybe they can benefit from learning how the other side views it. That, in a nutshell, is the premise behind a new series of workbooks... presenting the central historical narratives of Israelis and Palestinians side by side.

'This is history teaching at its best: presenting a number of points of view; learning that there is no one historical truth... The students understand the complexity simply and quickly, and their awareness expands to the existence of the 'other.' ...

The project was the brainchild of Dr. Dan Bar-On, of the department of behavioral sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Prof. Sami Adwan, a lecturer in education at Bethlehem University.

One small step for humankind...

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