Existence and coexistence in Acre: The power of educational activism

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    This article presents a five-year action-research project of systemic change toward coexistence in Acre, a mixed Arab-Jewish city in Israel. Educational activism was the basis for this project. Because education in Acre was closely interwoven with discriminative politics, this project used a citywide systemic approach consisting of three layers: (a) work in schools that used cooperative learning to increase achievement, (b) work with parents in school-family literacy partnerships, and (c) work with the city's educational and political leadership for citywide change. Data presented for each layer show the potential of this long-term holistic approach to bring coexistence to the community, even though regional and political factors worked against community coexistence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)357-371
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Social Issues
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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