Ministry of Education Calls on Israeli High Schools to Participate in Givat Haviva's Face-to-Face Program
The Israeli Ministry of Education has issued a call to high school principles and educators nationwide encouraging their participation in Givat Haviva's renowned Face-to-Face program. Face-to-Face facilitates encounters between groups of Jewish and Arab high school students and their teachers in two-day intensive seminars designed to create greater understanding of one another, reduce feelings of fear and hatred, and forge a preliminary basis for dialogue between the two populations.
The program is being run with support from the Society & Youth
Department of the Ministry of Education, implemented in the framework of the
national Citizenship Program. Supporting
the values and educational principles on which Face-to-Face is based, the
Ministry encourages school leadership to integrate the program as part of a
larger educational process supporting peace education and coexistence between
Arabs and Jews in
"We view encounters with great importance. However, in order to ensure their constructive impact, we believe it is an educational imperative that they must be part of a year-long process led by teachers and the school staff."
-Call for Participation in Face-to-Face
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