ERIC Number: ED060274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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The Social Background of Students and Their Prospect of Success at School.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report prepared by a research worker in reply to an IBE questionnaire on the subject. The goal of Israeli education policy has been to raise the educational level of the more backward immigrants to Israel who form a large culturally deprived group, while maintaining an already high standard of education for other segments of the population. The Israeli system of education has shown itself to be dynamic and flexible. In spite of enrichment programs for underprivileged children, experience has shown that the academic ability gap between children of Western cultural tradition and those of Afro-Asian cultural tradition is magnified in the school setting. There are three causes for this, on the part of the culturally deprived--background of poverty, lack of experience, and poverty of language. Population groups showing this syndrome are designated in Hebrew as "those in need of nurture," a term with no negative connotations. A school is thus classified as "TT" on the basis of three criteria: (1) scholastic achievement as measured by a national achievement test; (2) the composition of the school population; and (3) the composition of the teaching staff. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/034) from the International Bureau of Education, Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Compensatory Education, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Poverty, Primary Education, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Social Integration, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Israel National Commission for UNESCO.