• Short Summary

    THERE WERE VARIED ATTENDANCES -- BY TEACHERS AS WELL AS PUPILS -- WHEN SCHOOLS RESUMED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE WEST BANK AREA OF ISRAELI OCCUPIED JORDAN.

  • Description

    THERE WERE VARIED ATTENDANCES -- BY TEACHERS AS WELL AS PUPILS -- WHEN SCHOOLS RESUMED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE WEST BANK AREA OF ISRAELI OCCUPIED JORDAN. MAJOR DIFFICULTY LAY WITH THE CHOICE OF CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN IN THE AREA, SINCE THEIR NATIONAL STATUS IS STILL A MATTER OF UNCERTAINTY.

    IN THE NORTH OF THE WEST BANK AREA -- IN JENIN, TULKAREM AND NABLUS - SCHOOL GENERALLY DID NOT OPEN. MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION HAD RESIGNED.

    IN THE SOUTH, HOWEVER, THERE WAS FULL ATTENDANCE BY TEACHERS, MOST OF WHOM ARE ON THE PAYROLL OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT, AND ABOUT 50 PER CENT ATTENDANCE BY SCHOOL-CHILDREN. THE JORDANIAN DISTRICT EDUCATION INSPECTOR IN THE SOUTHERN TOWN OF HEBRON SAID PUPILS' ATTENDANCES WERE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE AND REACH CAPACITY WITHIN A FEW DAYS. FIRST DAY ATTENDANCES WERE INVARIABLY LOW, HE SAID.

    THE MAIN DIFFICULTY FACING LOCAL EDUCATIONAL PLANNERS LIES IN THE CHOICE OF CURRICULUM FOR THE SCHOOLS -- ORIGINALLY THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PLANNED TO INTRODUCE THE BOOKS USED IN ARAB SCHOOLS IN ISRAEL, BUT JORDANIAN INSPECTORS AND TEACHERS PROTESTED.

    EVENTUALLY IT WAS DECIDED TO REPRINT STANDARD JORDANIAN TEXT-BOOKS WITHOUT THE ANTI-JEWISH AND ANTI-ISRAELI PASSAGES. YESTERDAY, HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO BOOKS IN USE AT HEBRON AND OTHER SCHOOLS.

    ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER MOSHE DAYAN HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT EDUCATION IS A MATTER FOR THE JORDANIAN PEOPLE. "IF THEY DO NOT WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN, THAT IS OK WITH US," HE SAID RECENTLY. "IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO THEM."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACB4B1SVJWC0J2T2E68O0GB3PE
    Media URN:
    VLVACB4B1SVJWC0J2T2E68O0GB3PE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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