Marcus Sheff’s TOI Blog — May 14, 2017
“As IMPACT-se researchers worked through the Haredi curricula, a pattern emerged of a society that at every teachable moment, reinforces the barricades of separation, advocates the community’s exceptionalism and re-creates a milieu of pre-Shoah Europe and 1950s Israel.”
The full report an be found here.
i24NEWS — May 12, 2017
A study by IMPACT-se, a Jerusalem-based organization that monitors school curricula, revealed that textbooks used in Haredi Orthodox schools in Israel, despite promoting insularity, were also encouraging of peaceful conduct and coexistence within Israeli society.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency — May 11, 2017
Textbooks used in Haredi Orthodox schools in Israel promote the community’s insularity as well as peaceful conduct and coexistence, according to a study by education watchdog IMPACT-se, which studied 93 textbooks for grades 1-12.
Newsweek — May 3, 2017
“A new study of Palestinian textbooks finds that Palestinian children are being taught to glorify and value terrorism and violence. The study, called ‘Palestinian Elementary School Curriculum 2016–17: Radicalization and Revival of the PLO Program,’ was conducted by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (in Jerusalem) and can be found here.”
Council on Foreign Relations (Elliot Abrams ) — May 1, 2017
Citing the violence and hatred taught to Palestinian children from a recent IMPACT-se report on the PA’s Curriculum, Elliot Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, said, “That is not the way to prepare children for peace.”
The Times of Israel — April 13, 2017
Proposed changes to textbooks by the UN agency, with schools teaching the PA curriculum to over 312,000 students, was welcomed by Israel and reportedly includes revised maps, a “balanced representation of Jerusalem,” and excision of messages seen as incitement. Cited is IMPACT-se’s latest report on the PA Curriculum.
The Times of Israel — April 3, 2017
Citing “alarming deterioration” since a previous study, an IMPACT-se report published Sunday says PA’s elementary school textbooks deny Israel’s existence and urge a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.The new textbooks for grades 1-4 demonize Israel and glorify “martyrdom.”
The Jerusalem Post — April 3, 2017 The latest Palestinian Authority elementary school textbooks are even more radical than previous editions, according to a report just issued by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se).
Hurriyet Daily News-– Jan. 26, 2017
The Education Ministry’s draft for changes in the Turkish curriculum for the coming 2017-18 academic year, is set to reverse positive observations and conclusions found by IMPACT-se (report), in favor of enhanced Islamic education.
Marcus Sheff’s Times of Israel Blog — Dec. 25, 2016 — “Why are none of the so-called Palestinian aspirations for a negotiated peace with Israel—-none at all-—in the Palestinian school curriculum?” Full Report
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.
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.
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 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 may themselves pay the price for UNESCO’s rewriting of history, even if it seems like a success to Palestinian leadership.
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Palestinian-Youth-Toy-Gun.jpg530758Daniel Taubhttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngDaniel Taub2016-10-16 16:58:502017-02-25 19:44:38Daniel Taub in the Jerusalem Post -- Palestinians' Future is Not in Rewriting History
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 […]
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Daily-Planner-Cover-e1473694787605.jpg209320Marcus Sheffhttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngMarcus Sheff2016-09-12 18:12:572017-02-25 19:44:09Planning for Bigotry in Schools?
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.
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Minbar.jpg470791Eldad J. Pardohttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngEldad J. Pardo2016-08-23 11:33:552016-08-23 16:56:48The Al-Aqsa Fire—The Dangers of Manipulative Education: What Can Be Done