The 2021 Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research report into Palestinian Authority textbooks is a welcome addition to the corpus of knowledge about the most recent iteration of the Palestinian national curriculum. Commissioned by the European Union, this report identifies many of the same systemic problems that other research institutes have brought to light […]
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IMPACT-se is a research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyses education across the world to determine compliance with international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations and resolutions and to advocate for change when necessary.
A pioneer in the field of textbook analysis, IMPACT-se presents a clear picture of how different nations educate their children in relation to religion, societies, cultures, democratic values and the “other.” It is dedicated to peacemaking between peoples and nations by encouraging acceptance of the “other” and rejection of violent conflict.
IMPACT-se aims to prevent radicalization of children and youth – the most vulnerable members of society. We believe that children should be nurtured and prepared for futures of hope, success and happiness; taught to embrace mutual respect and the acceptance of the “other”.
The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education — is a registered non-profit, non-partisan research institute. It is governed by a Board, General Assembly and a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Founded in 1998, IMPACT-se has engaged in the research of school textbooks, teacher’s guides and curricula used in the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran. Its reports have been used by members of the US Congress, the EU Parliament and the Israeli Knesset.
The Israeli NGO, Sikkuy, has published a brief report in Hebrew, Arabic and English on the depiction of Israeli Arab citizens in the textbooks used by Jewish Israeli schools. IMPACT-se welcomes many of Sikkuy’s policy recommendations, including the need for more representation of Israeli Arabs/Palestinians in the Israeli Hebrew curricula. The report is highly limited […]
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—
The appalling massacre at Pulse, the gay club in Orlando, Florida yesterday, fills us all with a terrible sorrow and pain. Forty-nine people who went out to enjoy themselves have lost their lives and almost 53 others were taken to hospitals, following the worst mass shooting in US history.