Ashoka Fellow
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Jacqueline Sfeir's work was prepared when Jacqueline Sfeir was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Jacqueline Sfeir is transforming the predominantly hierarchical educational system of Palestine and the larger Arab World into a system that promotes interaction, critical thinking, and community involvement in all aspects of the learning process. Jacqueline believes the system must be changed to accommodate the innate nature of the child as learner. She is shifting the process of education away from the mode of aNaql (transmission of knowledge) to al-‘aql (rational thinking and production of knowledge).
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