State-Controlled Education and Identity Formation Among the Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel

  title={State-Controlled Education and Identity Formation Among the Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel},
  author={Ismael Abu-Saad},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1085 - 1100}
  • I. Abu-Saad
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
In many modern nation-states, national identity is not inclusive of all of the state’s citizens; rather, it is limited (in varying degrees) to the members of the dominant group. Because such states are structurally unable to meet indigenous/minority groups’ basic human needs for identity, inclusion, and equality, the formation of ethnically based identity and political organization is a natural alternative. To the extent that such alternatives are considered threatening to the state, it will… 

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