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Bedouin Century

Bedouin Century

Aref Abu-Rabia


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The Bedouin in the Negev region have undergone a remarkable change of life style in the course of the 20th century: within a few generations they changed from being nomads to an almost sedentary and highly educated population. The author, who is a Bedouin himself and has worked in the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture as Superintendent of the Bedouin Educational Schools in the Negev for many years, offers the first in-depth study of the development of Bedouin society, using the educational system as his focus.

Aref Abu-Rabia teaches in the Department of Middle East Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Title Page iii
Table of Contents v
List of Abbreviations vii
Preface viii
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Chapter 2: Ottoman Education 17
Chapter 3: Bedouin under British Mandate 31
Chapter 4: Education during the British Mandate 64
Chapter 5: Negev Bedouin Education: 1948-1998 93
Chapter 6: Negev Clans and Tribes: Sheikhs and Notables 110
Chapter 7: Bedouin Education in Arab Countries 139
References 161
Index 171