Islamist Ideals in Egypt"
The Middle East Quarterly - Fall 2015 (PDF, 333
Dr. Yohanan Manor revisits the Egyptian
curriculum of the Mubarak era and puts it in historical
perspective. The article convincingly demonstrates how
years of under-the-radar official Islamist mass education
(featuring jihad and anti-Christian teachings)
thwarted a smooth transformation to democracy in Egypt.
Instead, this curriculum led to political turmoil, coupled
with violence against the country's indigenous Coptic
citizens. This research, published in the Middle
East Quarterly, displays the critical role of
education in shaping reality on the ground. Education
and the attitudes of curricula toward others should be
factored into any strategic analysis.
to Hate Education: The Challenges of Activities beyond
By IMPACT-SE - June 2015 (PDF, 500 kb)
At a time when the Middle East is experiencing increased
violence and cruelty toward women, children and the elderly,
it is especially incumbent on us to invest all of our
efforts to preserve our children’s sanity. The IMPACT-SE
standards can serve as a beacon, lighting the way
to a healthy new generation and future of peace. These
standards should be applied both in the curriculum and
in all school and educational activities. It is for us
to rise to the challenge.
Report: "Imperial Dreams: The Paradox
of Iranian Education"
By IMPACT-SE - May 2015
In 2014-15 IMPACT-SE revisited Iranian school textbooks,
covering the three academic years from 2012-15 and prepared
this special interim report reflecting new developments
in Iranian education. Unlike political and diplomatic
declarations that are often propagated for diverse audiences
and interests, education provides a clearer indicator
as to where a country is heading.
Education for Peace: The Bible and the IMPACT-SE Methodology
By IMPACT-SE - March 2014
Education has an extremely long impact and religious education
even more so. The influence of education lasts for generations.
A new study conducted at IMPACT-SE examines The Biblical
Saga of Jacob and Esau as a case study of a long-lasting
educational text. The study demonstrates that this particular
Biblical text positively influenced the relations between
two neighboring Middle Eastern peoples for a millennium.
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