IMPACT World Focus

Turkey -- The Telegraph (UK) -- June 23, 2017 -- Turkey will Stop Teaching Evolution in Schools, Education Ministry Says USA -- LA Times -- June 22, 2017 -- Do New Texas Textbooks Whitewash Slavery and Segregation? India -- Hindustan Times -- June 20, 2017 -- Punjab Girls to Get Free Education from Kindergarten to PhD Myanmar -- The Japan Times -- June 20, 2017 -- Myanmar Adopts New First-Grade Curriculum with Help from Japan Egypt -- Middle East Monitor -- June 19, 2017 -- Egypt Removes Mention of 2011 Uprising from School Curriculum USA -- Atlanta Jewish Times -- June 19, 2017 -- Rabbi: Don’t Teach Christmas to Kindergarteners Nigeria -- The Cable -- June 16, 2017 -- Nigeria’s School Curriculum and the Outcry from Christian Leaders Japan -- The Japan Times -- June 16, 2017 -- Sexual Orientation Remains a Taboo Subject in Schools, Leaving Students in the Dark India -- The Times of India -- June 13, 2017 -- All School Boards to Move toward Common Core Curriculum Australia -- THE CONVERSATION -- June 12, 2017 -- History Textbooks still Imply that Australians are White India -- The Indian EXPRESS -- June 10, 2017 -- Derogatory Word for ‘Jesus’ in Replaced in Textbooks: Govt Orders Probe after Christians Protest Turkey -- ANADOLU POST -- June 8, 2017 -- Turkey Launches Project to School 230,000 Refugee Children Scotland -- THE SCOTSMAN -- June 8, 2017 -- Pupils ‘Act Out’ Terror Attack in Scottish School India -- Hindustan Times -- June 8, 2017 -- In New Rajasthan Textbooks, Ideologue Overshadows Gandhi and Nehru Southern Africa -- UNESCO -- June 7, 2017 -- Zambia Hosts Ugandan Delegation on Sexuality Education Exchange India -- Hindustan Times -- June 7, 2017 -- Textbook Sparks Sexism Controversy Pakistan -- Pakistan Observer -- June 3, 2017 -- Inculcation of Peace Education Lebanon -- YNET -- May 29, 2017 -- Hezbollah-Affiliated Paper Pans Government for Scrapping Palestinian Issue from Curriculum Iraq -- Al Jazeera -- May 27, 2017 -- Iraq Must Invest in Education to Secure its Future Thailand -- Bangkok Post -- May 26, 2017 -- Opinion: Thai Textbooks Get It Wrong Pakistan -- The Nation -- May 26, 2017 -- Opposition Leader Says Unity Needed to Defeat Extremist Mindset; Others Call for Changes in Curriculum West Africa -- UNESCO -- May 24, 2017 -- Education to Prevent Violent Extremism in West Africa and the Sahel Africa -- The Conversation -- May 22, 2017 -- The Success of Post-Conflict Peace Studies Rests with Teaching Teachers Middle East -- MEMRI -- May 21, 2017 -- Jihad And Martyrdom In Palestinian Authority Schoolbooks Nigeria -- Daily Trust -= May 21, 2017 -- Boko Haram: Plateau Introduces Peace Education in Primary, Secondary Schools Europe -- Modern Diplomacy -- May 20, 2017 A New Opportunity to Revive the Peace Process, Palestinian and Israeli Youth at the Table -- Modern Diplomacy Middle East -- HUFFPOST -- May 20, 2017 -- To Reach Peace, We Must Teach Peace Qatar -- Gulf Times -- May 19, 2017 -- Moza to Stress Education and Peace Israel -- Israel Hayom -- May 19, 2017 -- PA Textbooks Instruct Palestinian Children to Aspire for a ‘Death of Honor’ Philippines -- SunStar (Bauio) -- May 16, 2017 -- Gender Bias Noted in K to 12 Books Pakistan -- Daily Times -- May 13, 2017 -- To Coexist, Study Other Religions South Korea -- The New York Times -- May 12, 2017 -- South Korea’s New Leader Abolishes State-Issued History Textbooks


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…

Who We Are

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…


This IMPACT-se report examines the 2016–17 Palestinian Authority school curriculum, focusing on elementary school grades 1-4.  To a greater extent than the 2014–15 textbooks, the curriculum teaches students to be expendable martyrs, rejects negotiations, demonizes and denies the existence of Israel and focuses on a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.


IMPACT-se researches textbooks used in the Haredi curricula to promote a unique and separate cultural identity while  keeping  contact with  Israeli culture to a minimum. Though it fails to meet all of the UNESCO standards, Haredi education nevertheless offers some unique characteristics and advantages worth examining.


In July 2015, protesters throughout Turkey burned China’s flag, along with effigies of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. On the same day, a group of Turkish Ultra-nationalists and Islamists gathered in central Istanbul to protest the alleged restrictions on Uyghur religious freedom in China.


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.

The Haredi Challenge: From Resistance to Unity

The modern era presented a double threat to Jews. One, as argued by the Haredi movement, was that emancipation seemed to prescribe assimilation—what has sometimes been called a “poisonous kiss.” 

Turkey’s School Curriculum Crossroads

By Dr. Eldad Pardo and Marcus Sheff — In the latest report published in November 2016 by IMPACT-se analyzing Turkey’s school curriculum—and in what might be a surprise to many—

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.

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.

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