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The Dusturiyyah (Constitutional) School

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year: 
ca. 1909
BTD page #: 
72
BTD photo #: 
61
caption: 
The Dusturiyyah (Constitutional) School, Jerusalem, 1909; named after the Ottoman Constitution promulgated in 1908 (see 3, 6-7). Its founder and headmaster, Khalil Sakakini (seated far left), was a distinguished Christian Orthodox Palestinian scholar and essayist. Established alongside state and Christian mission schools, the Dusturiyyah School stressed a secular curriculum and served as the prototype for private Palestinian schools.