ERIC Number: ED033967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Some Problems of Educating a National Minority: A Study of Israeli Education for Arabs.
Eisenstadt, S. N.; Peres, Y.
This study was undertaken to examine the education of Arab youth in Israel, with special consideration of the following factors: (1) the social and psychological background of the Arab minority, (2) the aims of Jewish authorities regarding the education of Arab children in Israel, (3) the structure of Arab education in Israel, and (4) the degree of success of such education in relation to its aims. High school students, their parents, working youth, young adults, and teachers were interviewed by Arab interviewers using an open-closed type of questionnaire. In addition, an analysis of the official curricula in history, literature, language, religious studies, and citizenship was carried out. Major findings were (1) that secondary education has not moderated the antagonistic attitudes of Israeli Arabs toward Israel, though it has reduced their social distance from Jews, and (2) that among the factors contributing to the lack of educational success are official Israeli educational aims that prevent Arab participation and identification, and problems related to the role, recruitment, and status of teachers. (Tables of the findings are included.) (JM)
Descriptors: Arabs, Biculturalism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Conflict, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Jews, Majority Attitudes, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Secondary Education, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Background
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel).