Foundation " For " Arab - Israeli Reconciliation-Ithaca, New York
Hello Mr. Christian- I agree with your idea about the possibility (probability?) of college students
falling behind those who serve our country when it comes to comprehending ideas such as Ethnocentric Commonalities. I
also agree that this can be attributed to the large gaps that exist in American secondary education programs. I
have a few questions for you about how to address this issue: 1. Are there any specific resources that you would
recommend to help a person learn more about these ideas? 2. How can we make sure that the future secondary education
professionals are knowledgeable enough (seeing as how many college students are missing information) to succinctly
teach these ideas? And finally, 3. As an elementary school teacher, is there a part that I could play in
helping to make sure that the future college students are more socially and politically aware?
Thank you for your ideas,
Nicole DeCamp University of Wisconsin Madison
Nicole DeCamp University of Wisconsin Madison
First and foremost is the discovery .....
Palestinian parents will never condone their children throwing stones at human beings, especially at ' armed ' Israelis.
Nor will Israeli parents, cognizant of the Holocaust, ever condone their children denigrating a peoples, especially
' unarmed ' Palestinians. " Roger M. Christian, Ithaca Journal, March, 2003, Ithaca, New York
This, the discovery,
was around 1981, talking about getting old, but, nonetheless I still remember this conclusion as it was yesterday. Then
in your role as a primary educator you are likewise immediately connected.
So lets start, as I am also advising
an Art Teacher within this K - 12 group.
Orientation: Most who are dealing with their own domestic and employment
situtations within the Middle East do not want to have any personal involvement with the present handlers in the on-going political
discourse, either Israeli, Arab nor Americans who are living in this region. There is a silent " Private Sector "
virtually unknow to both Americans or even our leaders, except some very shewed Multi - Corporate types who in most
instances are Republicans.
Thus when you look at my <a href="http://asian-quest.tripod.com/ baghdad">Baghdad Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC</a> and read the open letters you will note an attitude shift.
The reason is that I attracted attention by those 4,800.000 Iraqis who have fled in order to protect the emotional and
physical well being of their children. Thus likewise they are also connected.
It is here, and only hear from the
perspective of teaching is the best place to start.
A child centered socialsphere ( An Ethnocentric Commonality
What does a parent want for their children's well being and future. Here the Israeli, the Arab, and the Palestinian
parent individually confronts. This means health and education, with issues reguarding some moral centrality,
and it is here where the Ethnocentric Commonalities start to come together.
Thus once focuses on centain passing
of age ceremonies like Bar / Bats Mitzvahs which Islamic societies similarly have. There are cultural and
spiritual connotations involved which follows the developmental basics of Erickson and others - which we as teachers are likewise
familar with. This is the jumping off point.
In this you should also focus on how in the approached of this passing of
age ceremony, the various communities which participates by assisting the sociocultural assurances it is duty bound to
( " duty bound ' and another Ethnocentric Commonality in social behaviorisms ). Please likewise note, there are virtually
no links with the on-going political discourse in Middle East politics. This is deeply private. Those families
who allow otherwise you will note in years later their children becoming isolated from peers whose parents kept it private-an emotional
stigma has been imprinted..
Thus if you are teaching 5th or 6th graders you are the same passing of age in which
you can initiate and educated passing of age. Bringing a little of the Ethnocentric Common attitudes right in to cultural
center of your own school, and this can be done very easy.
An active behavioral means to produce the experience of
the passing of age.
<a href="http://www.quest2europe.com">International and National Cultural Fiesta Movement</a> With this as either a class or school wide
project, the actual event, and its intent of giving each students keywords revelation to Intercultural Communications,
Ethnologies, and Ethnocentric Behavior are emotionally reinforced by the physical modification and role playing it brings
to the learning behavior; and its further dynamics of either your classroom or school as well as your local - adjacent
community if the program is co - produced with a supportive Parents - Teachers group which is connected with your school.
you have some very important dots illustrated in this communication. Which, likewise, have been connected in the
entailed deliberative prose.
Later, you, as well as Co - Teachers will enter an arena of conflict preventioning
in which to sponsor parental courage within your adjacent community. And that should be the ends. The real significance
of all the dots are the links between impacting the students, and having their parents implementing the community follow through.
phone is 607 - 451 - 8663
I am already advising a few teachers, and Grad University College students.