Education In Hebron During The British Mandate 1920-1948

Discussion Committee: 
Prof. Nezam Izzet Al-Abasy
Yasser Hussen Soleman Saleh
This study examines the educational and cultural conditions In Hebron during the British mandate on Palestine (1920-1948). The significance of the study stems from the fact that the subject matter has not been thoroughly researched despite its historical importance to the people of Hebron in particular and to all Palestinians in general. The first chapter examines the educational situation in Hebron in the later episode of the Ottoman era, with a special emphasis on schools, their types, terms of study and curricula. Moreover, foreign schools, whether Jewish or Christian, were also studied. The Second Chapter examines thoroughly the educational and cultural conditions in Hebron during the British mandate era. The chapter has two sections, first a general description of the state of education in Palestine during that period; and, second, a descriptive and critical analysis of the educational situation in Hebron in the same period, including schools, number of students, teachers' salaries, appointment of teachers, extracurricular activities, cultural clubs and their role in the educational process, and the role of Hebron students In contemporary political events and the official government curriculum. The third chapter examines government schools in Hebron, including all-male and all-female schools. It cited schools, locations, students, staff, and relations to the Government's department of education as well as extracurricular activities. The fourth chapter is devoted to Hebron municipal schools, including locations, students, staff, and relations with the municipal council, and the later transformation of these schools into public schools. Finally, the fifth chapter examines private schools in Hebron. The author examined these schools in detail, illustrating their history (according to seniority) and role in the educational process as well as their relations to the Supreme Islamic Council and their extracurricular activities.
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