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Schools are one of the most powerful tools to mitigate extremist influences. They are key to achieving the tolerant and open-minded societies of the future. But they can also be…

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IMPACT-se researches school textbooks, teachers’ guides, and curricula to assess whether young people are being educated to accept others—be it their neighbors, minorities…

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TURKEY’S CURRICULUM UNDER ERDOGAN: THE EVOLUTION OF TURKISH IDENTITY

This well-timed report monitors Turkish school textbooks published since the AKP’s (Justice and Development Party)  rise to power from 2002–15, with special emphasis on recent years (2013–15). The report examined 117 school textbooks covering subjects in the humanities, science, religious instruction and civics.

PALESTINIANS IN ISRAELI TEXTBOOKS: 2016 UPDATE

This timely report updates Impact’s analysis of the current Israeli educational curriculum, particularly as relates to the Palestinian people and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It is based on the review of 123 state and state-religious textbooks, which were approved and recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education through the 2017 school year.

IRANIAN EDUCATION: THE CONTINUOUS REVOLUTION

The Iranian education curriculum includes a long list of  troubling features, offering insight into a nation preparing its population—starting with its children—for an imminent apocalyptic battle with the world’s “oppressors.”

THE PA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: IN THE SHADOW OF THE TERROR WAVE

This Impact-se report revisits the Palestinian Authority school curriculum.

BETWEEN SHARIA AND DEMOCRACY: ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN NORTH AMERICA

Survey of Islamic Studies curricula studied in The United States and Canada.

EGYPT ENHANCES ITS PEACE EDUCATION, ONE STEP AT A TIME

EGYPT ENHANCES ITS PEACE EDUCATION, ONE STEP AT A TIME

Ofir Winter wrote the following response to the February 17, 2016 Times of Israel article titled “In a first, new Egyptian schoolbook teaches peace deal with Israel.”

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Daniel Taub in the Jerusalem Post — Palestinians’ Future is Not in Rewriting History

Palestinians may themselves pay the price for UNESCO’s rewriting of history, even if it seems like a success to Palestinian leadership.

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Planning for Bigotry in Schools?

The parents at the Israeli national religious schools who objected to daily planners given to their children containing inflammatory messages, are to be lauded. They called out the bigotry being pushed onto their children unknowingly and through the back gate. Because of their forthrightness, an investigation by the Israeli Ministry of Education is now in […]

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The Al-Aqsa Fire—The Dangers of Manipulative Education: What Can Be Done

Every year since 1969, during the hot month of August, Palestinian politicians and media have commemorated the “Al-Aqsa Mosque Arson.” A wave of declarations and condemnations then ensue.

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