Palestinian students and multiple meanings of the hijab
Ono Academic College, Israel
Muslim women around the world perceive the wearing of a hijab as a means for the protection of Islamic values and the value of modesty. The present study explores the behavioural phenomenon of the wearing of the hijab by female Palestinian Muslim college students attending Palestinian universities and seeks to respond to the following research question: "How do these female students justify their choice to wear the hijab?"
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|Author: Dr Omar Mizel, Academic Director, Faculty of Education, Ono Academic College has 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and leading projects for local authorities. He holds a BA in behavioural sciences and education jointly from Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA in education leadership from the Hebrew University, and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Leicester, UK. Dr Mizel has served as a researcher and lecturer in the area of culture and leadership in Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, Kaye College, Oranim College, Achva College, Al Qasmi College, and Or Yehuda College. As well, he served as a researcher and lecturer at a rank of associate professor at Würzburg University, Germany, Chester University, England, in Al-Quds University and Bethlehem University, Palestine. His research interests focus on cultural research, leadership, self-management, and education for multi-culturalism.|
Please cite as: Mizel, O. (2023). Palestinian students and multiple meanings of the hijab. Issues in Educational Research, 33(1), 155-172. http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/mizel.pdf