From school textbooks to Egypt’s Tahrir Square

01.07.2011                      29.Siwan, 5771

"Arabischer Frühling":

From school textbooks to Egypt's Tahrir Square

Experts assert Arab Spring's cradle was in school reading assignments which may have been the source that drove people into the street.

Facebook was the medium for spreading the word of rebellion in the Arab Spring, but it was school textbooks – the required reading from early childhood through the teen years that informs children of who they are and where they come from – that may have been the source of alienation that drove young people into the street. 
That’s what some scholars meeting in Jerusalem said at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace in Jerusalem on Wednesday, as they reviewed the lessons students pick up from reading history, literature, civics and other subjects….