Bedouin Century (Hardcover)

Education and Development Among the Negev Tribes in the Twentieth Century

By Aref Abu-Rabia

Berghahn Books, 9781571818324, 204pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2001

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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.