version of IMPACT-SE standards
More focus on respect for the other, gender,
prosperity, cooperation and the environment.
May 2014 (PDF,
civics studies in Israel teach democracy or
The Jerusalem Post -
Oct 2013 (PDF,
Palestinian Textbook Fiasco"
The Tower Magazine -
June 2013 (PDF,
Education for Peace: The Bible and the IMPACT-SE
Methodology (March 2014)
Study examining The Biblical Saga
of Jacob and Esau as a case study of a long-lasting
educational text. Our conclusion: Religious
education can serve as a force for peace and
Textbooks: 2009-2012 (June
Review of 149 state and state-religious textbooks,
focusing on attitudes towards the Palestinians
and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
(avail. in Arabic, English, Hebrew)
Authority (PA) Textbooks: 2011
Report on 117 textbooks of the PA, from
grades 1 to 12, depicting attitudes towards
Jews and Israel, peace and non-violence, as
well as gender and the environment. (avail.
in English, Arabic)
Applied International Educational Standards
methodology is based on UNESCO's declarations,
recommendations and documents on education for
peace and tolerance:
The curriculum should promote tolerance, understanding
and respect toward the “Other,”
his or her culture, achievements, values and
way of life.
2. INDIVIDUAL OTHER: The curriculum
should foster personal attachment toward the
“Other” as an individual, his or
her desire to be familiar, loved and appreciated.
3. NO HATE: The curriculum
should be free of wording, imagery and ideologies
likely to create prejudices, misconceptions,
stereotypes, misunderstandings, mistrust, racial
hatred, religious bigotry and national hatred,
as well as any other form of hatred or contempt
for other groups or peoples.