Anti-Semitism in the Schoolyard: Combatting Racial Prejudice Early On


event-150827The CIS is pleased to welcome visiting academic Professor Zehavit Gross to present her research and findings on racial prejudice in the playground, in conjunction with her colleague and co-author Professor Suzanne Rutland.

Their paper, Combatting Racial Prejudice in the School Playground: An Australian Case Study Abstract, analyses the problem of racial bullying in Australian schools with a focus on Jewish children. Please join us for an important look into how racial stereotypes can be perpetuated in the playground and transmitted from one generation through to the next.

Zehavit Gross is Associate Professor, head of the Management and Development in Informal Education Systems graduate programme in the School of Education, and the UNESCO/ Burg Chair in Education for Human Values, Tolerance and Peace at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She is also Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Her main area of specialization is socialization (religious, secular, feminine and civic) among adolescents. Her latest publication, as the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy and Practice, edited by Doyle Stevick, Zehavit Gross (Geneva: Spinger, 2015).

Suzanne D. Rutland is Professor and Coordinator of the Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Program of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Her main area of specialization is Australian Jewry. Her most recent publication is  Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89. Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland (Melbourne: Hybrid, 2015). In 2008 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Jewish higher education and interfaith dialogue.

 


Thursday, 27 August 2015 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | The Centre for Independent Studies,  Level 4, 38 Oxley Street St Leonards 2065 

Event enquiries: Kiri Goschnick – kgoschnick@cis.org.au

Media enquiries: Karla Pincott – media@cis.org.au