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Addressing Misrepresentations of the Arab World in School Curricula

Written by Aline Batarseh on March 14, 2019 Misrepresentations of the Arab world, especially Palestine, in school textbooks is a widespread problem that has contributed to anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia and fear of “the other” over at least the past two decades in the U.S. In September 2018, the National Arab American Women’s Association (NAAWA), a social justice group for […]

2019 Spring and Summer Educator Travel, Study and Funding Opportunities

I. 10-Day Trip through Bosnia-Herzegovina (with an optional 1-day extension)  April 7-17, 2019 The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies is organizing a public trip, open to any adult interested in an educational travel experience. You will be led by a Balkan historian and local guides, and visit museums, historical sites, and places of [...]

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Understanding Islamophobia and Religious-Based Bullying in the Classroom

The following is drawn from research conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) as well as a report on the 2017 National Interfaith Anti-Bullying Summit, in which ISPU played a significant role on the topic. You can access the complete report at the link for insightful evidence-based best practices. Report Highlights In […]