An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The findings of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (2003&2007) showed that Palestinian children achievement achievement in Science and Math is very low and this was also insured by the results of national tests. This study aimed at diagnosising the reality of Palestinian education for the period between1994-2009, and identifying the challenges facing the quality of education and discusses recommendations to improve it. The methodology of this research depends on qualitative approach and data were collected through document content analysis, interviews, focus group discussions and classroom observations. It was found that there is a consensus that there is deterioration in the quality of education in Palestine, and the issue of education should be a general societal issue shared by all Palestinian actors through a national debate.