ERIC Number: ED191566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Two Education Centers: Reflections on Early Childhood Education in the Israeli Kubbutz.
In the Israeli Kibbutz, the family and the children's house are considered as two joint efforts to provide emotional, social, and intellectual support in the child's life. These two centers are not perceived as antogonistic or even competitive. In each of these systems of social relations are found both satisfaction and frustration, rewards and restraints, fulfillment and despair, joy and sorrow. The very existence of two such centers provides a wider range of choices for children. The practice and theory of the two centers can be considered an important contribution made by the educational system of the Kibbutz to modern education and psychology. In the Kibbutz children are given a sense of the necessity of being productive before being creative, of being active before being a user, of being involved before being a critic, of being responsible before being selfish, and of joining forces before being competitive. The differences between the Kibbutz and other educational systems are differences in values. Thus the results of different educational systems are difficult to compare. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Israel; Kibbutzim; Metapelet
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Early Childhood Education (1st, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 6-10, 1980).