PRE CONFERENCE

Pre-conference tour to the Negev/Naqab

Sunday, June 27, 2021

On this tour we will travel to the Negev/Naqab, the southern part of Israel, to learn about some projects which promote multi-cultural aspects of education.

During this tour, we will see the area and examples of both recognized and unrecognized villages. Our first stop will be at the ‘Wahat-Alsahra’ school, which is located in Al-Zarnuk, an unrecognized Bedouin village. After our discussions there, we will continue to the Jewish-Arab bilingual school in the city of Beer Sheva. In both schools, we will meet the principals, hear the unique story of the establishment of these special schools in the context of a challenging reality, and end the tour with a traditional Bedouin style lunch.

Background

Organizer:  Dr. Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder

Dept. of Education & Martin Springer Center for Conflict Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev