The uses of conflict in the pedagogy of teacher education

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I begin by questioning the polarizing distinctions between conflict and post-conflict states, suggesting that the search for what is common and binding yields unexpected findings across these two contexts. Working with Jewish and Arab-Israeli student teachers, I examine "the small but passionate dramas " that energise the multicultural classroom. Engaging students through presentations of their own life stories in mixed group contexts, I ask "what happens when conflict erupts? "In this research I examine the positive moments that emerge within controversial classroom interactions, and what this may mean for progressive pedagogy with post-conflict ideals in mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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