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ERIC Number: EJ881029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Integrative Psycho-Pedagogical Model of Early Childhood Education Professionals in the Kibbutzim in Israel
Plotnik, Ronit; Wahle, Nira
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v18 n1 p41-53 Mar 2010
The changes in the kibbutzim went through a transition from a collectivistic society to an individualistic one, with an emphasis on family units. Parents found themselves in a new role that was not passed to them by inter-generational transfer, while caregivers lost their socialisation roles, expressed by exhaustion and low professional self-esteem. This crisis gave rise to the "integrative psycho-pedagogical model", which merges theories from child and parent developmental psychology with organisational, systemic counselling and ecological theories. This model provides a new professional horizon for women who work in the EC field and increases their professional self-esteem. Due to its success it has been adopted by educational systems outside of the kibbutzim in Israel. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Israel