ERIC Number: ED378093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education Policy at a Crossroads between Change and Continuity: Education in Israel in the Past Decade.
The Institute for the Study of Educational Systems has from its inception set itself the goal of analyzing all aspects of the Israeli education system in the 1980s as the basis for follow-up studies on subjects of concern to the system's decision makers. This research report is intended to complete the analysis of the trends in the education budgets of the 1980s carried out in a previous study. That report examined how the allocation of resources to education reflects the policy of the government and local authorities and expresses national and local priorities and the various manifestations of the decline in the level of education services. When combined with that report, this monograph, which monitors the changes in education policy over the last decade and analyzes the motivations behind the pronouncements and decisions of the system's policymakers, unfolds a comprehensive picture of education in Israel, its problems, structure, sectors, and trends. Divided into five chapters, chapter 1 discusses efficiency as an economic value versus equality as a social value, equality in education, educational equality versus educational elitism, and educational choice as a basis for education policy. Chapter 2 describes the landmarks of education policy in Israel, the strategies of formal equality, differential resources, and reform and integration in education. Chapter 3 focuses on the conflicting aims of the previous decade, describing state religious education, technological education, education reform, and Arab education. Chapter 4 describes what actually took place in the decade. Chapter 5 discusses trends for the future. (DK)
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Values
Institute for the Study of Educational Systems, Beit Milken, 13 Tel-Hai Street, Jerusalem, Israel 92107.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Educational Systems, Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel