ERIC Number: ED093796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Studies in Group Upbringing. Final Report.
Four years of an ongoing research project designed to investigate the joint impact of family, peers, teacher, and professional upbringers on the socialization of children in Israel are reported. Data are gathered on child behavior and socialization practices from fifth, sixth, and seventh graders. Settings in the two major waves of field work completed are kibbutzim, cities, and moshavim. Instruments administered provided information on the behaviors of a child's socializing agents, on his commitment socially-sanctioned behaviors, and on his development of a social and work identity as opposed to a sense of alienation. The results contradict the beliefs that kibbutz parents offer little nurturance to their children, that the peer group is the child's major source of support on the kibbutz, and that sex differences are uniformly of smaller magnitude on the kibbutz. Expected relationships borne out by the data are that kibbutz children are more independent of parents while children of Eastern origin exhibit less autonomy than those of Western background. Appendixes include a description of sample, and articles on testing for group differences, reactions to social pressure, and socialization of moral behavior in cross-cultural perspective. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Israel