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Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

How is Education Possible when there's a Body in the Middle of the Room?
How is education possible when there's a body in the middle of the room?
FreemaElbaz-Luwisch
Autobiographical Introduction

This chapter tells the story of my attempt to figure out what might be learned from the situation of living with violence, threats to personal safety, and death as part of the everyday. Born in Canada, I moved to Israel in 1983, and I've been involved since 1986 in teaching in a multicultural setting at the University of Haifa, where the student body includes recent immigrants to Israel, students from the Palestinian community within Israel, as well as students from veteran Jewish Israeli families of a range of ethnic backgrounds. In recent years, much of my teaching ...

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