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ERIC Number: ED103497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
The Psycho-social Habilitation of High Risk Israeli Adolescent Immigrants Through Group Care.
Feuerstein, Reuven
This paper reports the first phase of a larger longitudinal follow-up study of graduates of Youth Aliyah. At its inception in the early 1930's, Youth Aliyah was conceived as an organized campaign to attract Jewish adolescents away from Central Europe and inspire them to move alone or with their families to Palestine. During the war and immediately afterwards the rescue operation spread widely into Western and Eastern Europe. The third kind of rescue began around 1948 when a large proportion of children gathered into the Youth Aliyah framework came from Islanic countries (63 percent in the 1950's and 44 percent in the 1960's). These children and adolescents were saved not only from political oppression but also from a condition of severe economic improverishment and status deprivation. This paper describes the cultural backgrounds of the target groups, including the socially disadvantaged and behaviorally disordered among them who are referred to herein as "high risk" and subject to special intervention provisions in Youth Aliyah. The effects of these special provisions and of the more typical Youth Aliyah offerings were evaluated on the basis of tests of general intelligence, language development, and social adjustment administered by the Israeli Army to all inductees. Results show that the Youth Aliyah groups compared favorably with national norms, thus attesting to the compensatory value of special total care provisions for the "high risk" children. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel