Saturday, April 10, 2010

Israeli Hand in Hand Schools educate Jews and Arabs together

Daily Kos: Our Israeli Exchange Student has Left for Home: "There is a program in Israel called Hand in Hand. Briefly, Hand-in-Hand currently has four schools in Israel (Jerusalem, Galilee, Beer Sheva and Wadi Ara) where Jewish and Arab students are educated together beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school. All classes are taught by both a Jewish teacher and an Arab teacher. There is an Arab principle and a Jewish principle in each school. All of the students speak Hebrew, Arabic and English. In the highly segregated society that is Israel, these schools are an amazing anomaly."