The opening of the school year brings the beginning of many activities planned by teachers who have completed the literature teacher training course, “Two people write from right to left” of the School for Peace.
Vered Bialer, literature coordinator of the Branco Weiss School’s Educational Campus and Hadil Kial, Arabic oordinator of the Jadeidi-Makr School , have written a pilot program that includes learning literary works in Hebrew and Arabic. For example: “Think Upon Others” by Mahmoud Darwish, “Roots” of Sulafa al-Hijjawi, and “There are Flowers” of Natan Yonathan. The program includes a meeting of 11th grade school students and a joint writing that couples students from both schools. Approval of the plan by the Ministry of Education as an experimental pilot program allows its adoption by several schools and a feasibility study in the coming years.
Another program is that of Aida Hamza Ibn Rushd school in Kafr Kanna and of Iris Aviel from the Rothberg High School in Ramat Hasharon. Iris and Aida have organized tenth grade joint learning sessions of literary works. The project received the Presidential Award for education initiatives and will receive presidential accompaniment this year.