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Teachers as state-builders, education and the making of the modern Middle East, Hilary Falb Kalisman.

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Teachers as state-builders, education and the making of the modern Middle East, Hilary Falb Kalisman.
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Teachers as state-builders
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
1321800005
Responsibility statement
Hilary Falb Kalisman.
Series statement
Princeton scholarship online
Sub title
education and the making of the modern Middle East
Summary
Today, it is hard to imagine a time and place when public school teachers were considered among the elite strata of society. But in the lands controlled by the Ottomans, and then by the British in the early and mid-twentieth century, teachers were key players in government and leading formulators of ideologies. Drawing on archival research and oral histories, this book brings to light educators' outsized role in shaping the politics of the modern Middle East. Hilary Falb Kalisman tells the story of the few young Arab men - and fewer young Arab women - who were lucky enough to teach public school in the territories that became Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine/Israel. Crossing Ottoman provincial and, later, Mandate and national borders for work and study, these educators were advantageously positioned to assume mid- and even high-level administrative positions in multiple government bureaucracies
Target audience
specialized

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