The authors, with the aim of acquiring a better understanding of the involvement of Arab civil society organizations in education, compared the goals, strategies, target populations and funding of two organizations: "The Follow-up Committee on Arab Education" and "Eqraa", which is affiliated with the Islamic movement in Israel. They argue that while both organizations employ politics of difference in education, both differ in terms of the arenas in which they operate, the way in which they exercise politics of difference, and the goals towards which they direct their politics. In addition, the article points to the Islamic perspective that underlines the involvement of "Eqraa" in education. We maintain that the contested agendas of these two organizations reflect a struggle for political dominance within the Arab society, between a religious-communitarian approach and one which is more civic-state centered, in the management of the politics of difference.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Arab civil society in Israel and involvement in education: The politics of difference, between the civic-state and the religious-communitarian approaches
|Number of pages
|מפגש לעבודה חינוכית-סוציאלית
|Published - 2012