[lg policy] bibitem: Language Education Policy: The Arab Minority in Israel (Language Policy)

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 18 14:58:58 UTC 2010

Book Name : Language Education Policy: The Arab Minority in Israel
(Language Policy)

ASIN/ISBN : 1402005857

Author : Abd Al-Rahman Mar'i, M. Amara

Publish Date : None

Publisher : Springer (2002)

Language : None

Pages : Hardcover, 221 pages

Update Time : 2010-04-16

Author: Abd Al-Rahman Mar'i, M. Amara

Publisher: Springer (2002)

Binding: Hardcover, 221 pages

pricer: $112.00

ISBN-10: 1402005857


The Israeli reality points to a number of deep divisions among the
population (such as between Sephardi-Ashkenazi, Orthodox-secular,
men-women, Arab-Jew), most of which, in our opinion, are progressively
decreasing as time passes. The Arab-Jewish divide is the deepest of
all, and there is still no solution. In spite of its intensity, it did
not enjoy a centrality whether in public debates or in academia. This
subject has only come on the agenda after sharp tensions between Arabs
and Jews. In this book we will explore in more detail some aspects of
the Arab-Jewish divide, which raise fundamental questions regarding
the place of the Arabs and Arab language education in the Jewish
State. More specifically, the aim of this book is to describe and
analyze language education in the Arab society in Israel from the
establishment of the state in 1948 until today. For this purpose,
internal processes, which are embedded within the Arab population
itself were examined, such as the socio-economic condition of the
population, the diglossic situation in the Arabic language, and the
wide use of Hebrew among Arabic speakers. Furthermore, the book also
deals with external processes such as the policy of control and
inspection of the Ministry of Education over the Arab education system
in general and on language education in particular, the dominance of
Hebrew, and the definition and perception of Israel as a Jewish State.
The influence of both internal and external processes on language
education and learning achievements will also be extensively
discussed. A comprehensive examination was made of Arabic, Hebrew and
English, as well as the teaching of French in a number of community
schools. The target group for this book are people who are concerned
with sociolinguistics, language education, and language policy and
planning. This book will be also of special interest to Arab language
teachers and policy-makers in Israel.


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