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ERIC Number: ED092238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Israeli Pre-School Children During War Time Stress: Their Knowledge and Interpretation of the 1973 War.
Goldman, Richard
Twenty-eight 4- and 5-year-old children were interviewed in the ninth and tenth days of the 1973 Israeli war to determine their factual knowledge about the war and their interpretation of the war. The factual questions focused on the children's knowledge of people, places, and objects most frequently reported in the news. Questions on the interpretation included "Who is winning?" and "When do you think the war will end?" The children's responses mirrored those of their families and the media. In general, the responses of the nursery school children were less accurate. Children were not able to philosophize about war, but responded in very personal terms. All children gave negative responses concerning the Arabs. It is suggested that adults should encourage children to ask questions and to express their fears. Earlier contact between young Israeli and Arab children may help allay fears and hostility between the two groups. (SBT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel