Ahmad Samih al-Khalidi (1896-1951)
September 27, 2021
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Biography | A native of Jerusalem and one of the most prominent Palestinian educators during the British Mandate era; al-Khalidi received his education at the American University of Beirut and began his career as an inspector in the Department of Education, and consequently played a prominent role in establishing schools in the cities and villages of Palestine based on modern educational systems and curricula. In the mid-1920s, he was appointed the director of the Teachers College in Jerusalem, which he renamed the Arab College, and turned it into the most influential educational edifice in Palestine. Following the Nakba, al-Khalidi sought refuge in Lebanon, focusing his activities on educating the children of refugees.

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