Searching for the Study of Israel: A Report on the Teaching of Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2008-09

By Annette Koren, Emily Einhorn

Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS), January 2010

This report and directory finds the state of education about Israel greatly improved since the original study in 2006. The data suggest that many more opportunities to study Israel on college campuses are available now as compared to three years ago. More colleges and universities offer courses focused on Israel, and those that offered courses in 2005-06 are offering a greater number of courses today. More than that, the study finds a “normalization” of Israel study within the university curriculum. From course titles and descriptions, we see a move toward viewing Israel as a culture, society, political system, and historical entity rather than solely as a locus for international conflict. Although many decry a perceived anti-Israel sentiment on campus, education rather than demonstration is the core mission of the university, and in that arena, we see an impressive increase in the study of Israel.

Topic: Israel Education, Curriculum, Post-Secondary Education, Higher Education

Funder: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Koren, Annette. Einhorn, Emily. Searching for the Study of Israel: A Report on the Teaching of Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2008-09. Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS). January 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4279


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