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ERIC Number: ED308261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Russian and Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel--A Comparative Perspective on Educational Absorption.
Iram, Yaacov
Israeli educational policies have changed over the last 40 years in response to the backgrounds and needs of various immigrant groups. This study compares two recent waves of immigration, from the Soviet Union in the 1970's and 1980's, and from Ethiopia in the 1980's. Both groups arrived during a period when Israel's social and educational policy of "integration into the melting pot" was in the process of changing to an approach that emphasized cultural pluralism. The characteristics of each group are compared and their economic, social, political, cultural, and educational adjustment are examined. The Russian immigrants shared common characteristics and responses with many of the earlier groups who had immigrated to Israel since its founding in 1948. However, the Ethiopians presented a completely different set of needs, raising again the issue of the proper balance between the need to adjust to Israeli society and the need to preserve a lifestyle and religious practices that are radically different from those of earlier Oriental and Western immigrants. A list of 34 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Israel