Activist Pedagogy and Shared Education in Divided Societies

Dafna Yitzhaki (Editor), Tony Gallagher (Editor), Nimrod Aloni (Editor), Zehavit Gross (Editor)

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Collaborative engagement between activist academics from Israel and Northern Ireland highlighted the challenges and potential of working through education to promote shared learning and shared life in divided societies. Following these initial explorations, the volume brought together educationalists from Europe, the United States and South Africa to widen the range of experience and insights, and broaden the base of the conversation. The result is this book on the role of shared education, not only in deeply divided societies, but also in places where minorities face discrimination, where migrants face prejudice and barriers, or where society fails to deal positively with cultural diversity. Together, the contributors challenged themselves to develop theoretical and practical paradigms, based on practical knowledge and experience, to promote activist pedagogies. Their shared purpose was to work for more humane, just and democratic societies, in which education offers genuine hope for sustained transformational change.

The four main themes around which the book is organized are: educating for democratic-multicultural citizenship, models of shared learning, nurturing intercultural competencies, and reconciling dialogue in the face of conflicting narratives. The book draws on a wide range of international perspectives and insights to identify practical strategies for change in local contexts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages355
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-51274-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-51273-3
StatePublished - 10 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameMoral Development and Citizenship Education

Bibliographical note

viii, 337 pp.


  • Comparative Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Education


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