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Changing Schools: Damascus's Educational Melting Pot

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 2009
Series: Syrian school.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Zaki al-Arsuzi School is a girls-only secondary school. Jaramana School is a boys-only middle school. Focusing on two new students-Du'aa, a teenage Muslim girl who has transferred to secular Zaki al-Arsuzi from a Sharia school, and Yusif, a teenage Christian boy from Iraq who is attending Jaramana as a war refugee-this program maps their experiences against the broader picture of Syrian society, modern Islam, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Open University, 2010
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695008360
Language Note: Closed-captioned. Portions in Syrian with English subtitles.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"Zaki al-Arsuzi School is a girls-only secondary school. Jaramana School is a boys-only middle school. Focusing on two new students-Du'aa, a teenage Muslim girl who has transferred to secular Zaki al-Arsuzi from a Sharia school, and Yusif, a teenage Christian boy from Iraq who is attending Jaramana as a war refugee-this program maps their experiences against the broader picture of Syrian society, modern Islam, and political instability in the Middle East. Topics include the observance of Ramadan and the Festival of the Cross, wearing the hijab, Baathism, the evolving role of women, the trauma of life in a war zone, Syria's growing entrepreneurialism, and matters of school governance. Produced by the Open University. (Portions in Syrian with English subtitles, 59 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (59 minutes.)
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Muslim Traditions in Secular School (5:29) --
Holy Month of Ramadan (1:22) --
Sharia and Secular Schools (5:26) --
Teacher Schedules (1:52) --
Iraqi Refugees in Syria (5:12) --
Overcrowded School (4:02) --
Political Systems in Iraq and Syria (5:58) --
Father/Daughter Dispute (2:16) --
Difficult Times for Iraqi Refugees (3:33) --
Religious Festival (5:00) --
Innovation in Syrian Education (2:43) --
Syria's First Lady (4:45) --
Ramadan and Eid (5:19) --
Student Leadership (2:51).
Series Title: Syrian school.

Abstract:

Zaki al-Arsuzi School is a girls-only secondary school. Jaramana School is a boys-only middle school. Focusing on two new students-Du'aa, a teenage Muslim girl who has transferred to secular Zaki al-Arsuzi from a Sharia school, and Yusif, a teenage Christian boy from Iraq who is attending Jaramana as a war refugee-this program maps their experiences against the broader picture of Syrian society, modern Islam, and political instability in the Middle East. Topics include the observance of Ramadan and the Festival of the Cross, wearing the hijab, Baathism, the evolving role of women, the trauma of life in a war zone, Syria's growing entrepreneurialism, and matters of school governance.

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