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Leadership for learning in a context of oppression: a case from Palestine

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  • UserAssistant Professor Rabab Tamish
  • ClockWednesday 10 February 2021, 16:30-17:30
  • HouseOnline Zoom Webinar.

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This talk will shed light on the process of adopting progressive pedagogies, mainly from Freire’s work, in the Palestinian school culture. Rabab’s main argument is that the process is challenging especially when it is conducted in a context that has witnessed seven decades of political and social oppression. As a result, the dialectic relationship between theory and practice plays a major role in shaping the type of educational leadership that the field calls for. Rabab’s presentation will, thus, be divided into two parts. In part one, she will share her own interpretation of emancipatory pedagogies and describe the challenges that they, as Palestinian educators have faced when implementing them in practice. In Part II, Rabab will describe the particular context of Palestinian education and discuss how social, political and historical factors have influenced both the culture of schools culture and educators’ activism. Rabab will support her argument with two case studies of what she perceives to have been successful initiatives that show some indicators of progressive change: one in the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank and the other in an Arab school in the city of Haifa. Finally, Rabab will outline some issues she believes both academics and educators anywhere should consider as they integrate critical pedagogies within their respective settings.

Rabab Tamish is an assistant professor at Faculty of Education- Bethlehem University (Palestine). She has been working for years as a consultant in training programs for professional educators in the field of community engagement and learning with a special focus on critical pedagogies. She is the first director and founder of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Bethlehem University, which aimed to provide opportunities for faculty members to enrich their pedagogical and action research practices. Rabab has been engaged in several school research projects that aim to enhance the quality of education in Palestinian schools by paying attention on the school as a development unit where parents, teachers, headteachers and pupils work together to improve the quality of the learning culture within their respective contexts.

Wednesday 10th February 2021, 4.30pm – 5.30pm GMT

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This talk is part of the Leadership for Learning webinar with Assistant Professor Rabab Tamish series.

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