Political Discourse and Civic Education in Israel – Cross Influences
The suggested research asks how political culture interacts with pedagogical narratives, focusing on the Israeli answer to the question. It with will examine the main developments in the Israeli political discourse about the concept of citizenship in Israel. Specifically, the research will look into the question of how these changes are reflected in the civics and citizenship education study-books for the higher grades and the education-communications published by the ministry of education; and at the dialogue between the two. Our research method will be hermeneutic, analyzing texts written in newspapers, textbooks and official ministry of education communications published between the middle of the 90s to 2001; and from mid 2000s to our days. The analysis will take as its baseline the founding educational and constitutional Israeli documents.