Educating "Good Citizenship" through Bilingual Children Literature Arabic and Hebrew
The aim of the research has been to evaluate the contribution of the genre of bilingual literature, Arabic and Hebrew, to citizenship education. Since the Israeli society is a multicultural society comprised of both nations, Arabs and Jews who live in conflicted environment, one must regard those textbooks as civic agents. Literature is a socialization agent and as such it is an active influential factor in children's mental environment. The responsible citizens act responsibly in their community. They obey rules and regulation, acts kindly to his surroundings and occasionally donates out of their own resources. The participatory citizen actually participates in the social life of the community, at local, state and national levels by joining established systems. The justice citizen calls for attention to matters of injustice and to the importance of pursuing social goals. The content analysis procedure, revealed that most theÂ stories, hence, ten out theÂ thirteenÂ dealÂ with theÂ two elevated typesÂ of citizenship,Â namely,Â the participatory citizen and the justice citizen.Â InspireÂ ofÂ theÂ factÂ Â thatÂ weÂ areÂ dealing withÂ children's literature, theÂ authorsÂ ofÂ bilingualÂ children literature do not belittle the capacity ofÂ children toÂ graspÂ their roleÂ as citizens in multiculturalÂ society.
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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)