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Educational development and Research Training Program

It is widely recognized that the Arab countries suffer from a basic weakness in research skills. Palestine is no exception.  Muwatin has consistently addressed the need to reform the educational system as a pressing issue that encompasses education at the school level as well as at the university level

Both Palestine and the Arab region have a majority of youth who are inadequately educated, facing a shrinking job market in countries under the sway of neo-liberal economic agendas. Part of the enormous challenge facing any long term successful political and social transition lies in the failings of the educational system: rigid in its structures: inadequate in its transmission of knowledge, providing the wrong pedagogical model.  The need for educational reform has never been greater.  Muwatin has previously addressed this issue in the Palestinian context with different projects that addressed critique of the Palestinian school curricula to the critique of higher education.  Comparative analytic studies of the educational shortfalls of selected Arab countries with definite policy recommendations for reform would be urgently needed.

The need to develop research skills within the social sciences cannot be overstated since any long term and sustainable development of Palestinian society depends on the capacity for the incremental process of knowledge-production. With this aim in mind Muwatin has initiated a program for research training of graduate students in the social sciences.  The aim of the program will be to ground students in the qualitative research methodologies of their specialized fields, as well as to train them to develop their writing skills, the process of argumentation, and the ability to reach well-grounded conclusions.

Muwatin has a continuing program of annually awarding MA Thesis Awards through a competitive process open to Palestinian MA students.  Muwatin has initiated a new publication series dedicated to publishing the best of the Master theses presented at Palestinian University that contribute to knowledge production around issues of political development and democratization.


 

Graduate Student Research Award Program:

Sawsan Kin’an writing on “Approaches to division of labour in the domestic home in the case of working women”

Murad ‘Arafeh writing on: The impact of Hamas on political development in the Gaza Strip between 2005-2014”

Yasmine Qa’daan writing on “The architectonics of Palestinian social space”


Khalil Rantissi (Birzeit University) MA Thesis title: "The State of Israel: Human Rights and International Norms".

Samar Dremli (Al-Azhar University-Gaza) MA Thesis title: "The impact of Social media on Palestinian women's political participation”

Hajar Harb (Al-Azhar University-Gaza) MA Thesis title:  "Elite Use of Social Media and its Impact on Political Development".

 Mahmoud Rantissi (al-Aqsa University- Gaza) MA Thesis title: "Qatari Foreign Policy in Egypt and Tunis and the Palestinian Cause"


Ahamd As'ad (Birzeit University) MA Thesis title: "An Alternative Palestinian discourse: Towards a Strategy for Liberation".

Abbad Yahya (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: "Knowledge and Ideology in Palestinian Social Science Productions post Oslo".

Ahmad Huneiti (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: “Socio-cultural change among the Palestinian rift valley population: the village of Barta’ah as model”.

Maher Dawood (al-Quds University), MA Thesis title: "Impact of Israeli public opinion on political decision making in Israel".

Khadijah Hussein (Birzeit University),   MA Thesis title: "Honor Crimes and the Justice System".

Dalal Bajis Obeid (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: "Palestinian public diplomacy". 

Sami Abdullah Abu Aziz (Islamic University-Gaza), MA Thesis title: "Crisis management in the MoH in Gaza".

Muhammad Bader Ghanayem (Najah University), MA Thesis title: "Social and economic life in the Tulkarm region". 

Hani Awwad (Birzeit University),  MA Thesis title: "A study in the thought of Azmi Bishara"

Khaled al Zawawi (Najah University), MA Thesis title: A Study in Islamic authoritative political discourse and its effect on Hamas and Islamic Jihad’s political practice.

Ashjan Ajour (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: "Problematics of knowledge production in the Women’s Movement". 

Nashat abdul-Fattah (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: "Elections and the opposition in al-Maghreb". 

Bilal Shobaki (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “Political Change from the Perspective of Islamist movements: The Model of Hamas”.

Faris Mujahed (Hebron University) MA Thesis title: “Reception and Attitudes to Women Holding Higher Administrative Positions”.

Fathi Muhammad Khader (Najah University), MA Thesis title: “The Role of Najah University’s Student Union in Disseminating Democratic Political culture”.

Fida’ Shafi (Central European University), MA Thesis title: “Gender balanced Human Rights enforcement mechanisms in the occupied Palestinian territory under the Geneva Convention: How can they be improved?”.

Ibrahim Rashid Said (Najah University), MA Thesis title: “The Islamic Concept of Political Development”.

Islam Abu-Jabr (Yarmouk University), MA Thesis title: "Womens's non-governmental organizations: Their sustainability and role in the socio-economic transformation of the Gaza Strip".

Khaled Isbetan (al-Quds University), MA Thesis title: “Basic Rights and Legal Protection for Contractees in Tort Law”.

Muhammad Sirhan (al-Quds University), MA Thesis title: “The Development of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills of Palestinian University Students” 

Omar Assaf (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: “The Palestinian Teachers Movement in the West Bank, 1967-1997”.

Raed Affaneh (Open University of Jerusalem), MA Thesis title: “The Role of Civil Society in Democratic Transition in Palestine”.

Raed al-Qarout (Najah University), MA Thesis title: “An Evaluation of Objective and Subjective factors on the Institutional Development of Palestinian  Human Rights NGOs”.

Samer Irshaid (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: “The PNA and Fatah: The Impact of Oslo and the Second Intifada”.

Shahnaz Jubran (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: “Palestinian Women and Citizenship”.

Waseem Abu Fasheh (Najah University), MA Thesis title: “An Evaluation of Women’s NGO programs in the West Bank 1995-2000”.

Wisam Rafidi (Birzeit University), MA Thesis title: “The Transformation of Gender in Systems of Representation during the Oslo Period”.

Bilal Shobaki (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “Political Change from the Perspective of Islamist movements: The Model of Hamas”.

Faris Mujahed (Hebron University) MA Thesis title: “Reception and Attitudes to Women Holding Higher Administrative Positions”.

Fathi Muhammad Khader (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “The Role of Najah University’s Student Union in Disseminating Democratic Political culture”.

Fida’ Shafi (Central European University) MA Thesis title: “Gender balanced Human Rights enforcement mechanisms in the occupied Palestinian territory under the Geneva Convention: How can they be improved? ”.

Ibrahim Rashid Said (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “The Islamic Concept of Political Development”.

Islam Abu-Jabr (Yarmouk University) MA Thesis title: "Womens's non-governmental organizations: Their sustainability and role in the socio-economic transformation of the Gaza Strip".

Khaled Isbetan (al-Quds University) MA Thesis title: “Basic Rights and Legal Protection for Contractees in Tort Law”.

Muhammad Sirhan (al-Quds University), MA Thesis title “The Development of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills of Palestinian University Students” 

Omar Assaf (Bir Zeit University) MA Thesis title: “The Palestinian Teachers Movement in the West Bank, 1967-1997”.

Raed Affaneh (Open University of Jerusalem) MA Thesis title: “The Role of Civil Society in Democratic Transition in Palestine”.

Raed al-Qarout (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “An Evaluation of Objective and Subjective factors on the Institutional Development of Palestinian  Human Rights NGOs”.

Samer Irshaid (Birzeit University) MA Thesis title: “The PNA and Fatah: The Impact of Oslo and the Second Intifada”.

Shahnaz Jubran (Bir Zeit University) MA Thesis title: “Palestinian Women and Citizenship”.

Waseem Abu Fasheh (Najah University) MA Thesis title: “An Evaluation of Women’s NGO programs in the West Bank 1995-2000”.

Wisam Rafidi (Bir Zeit University) MA Thesis title: “The Transformation of Gender in Systems of Representation during the Oslo Period”.

 

 

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