ERIC Number: EJ721721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 31
Between Tradition and Modernization: Understanding the Problem of Female Bedouin Dropouts
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v27 n1 p3-17 Feb 2006
This study discusses the problem of Bedouin girls dropping out from the public school system in the Negev region of Israel. Data show that this phenomenon results from a conflict between the modern Israeli institutes' perception of modernity (which promote coeducation) and the Bedouin traditions that remain the cultural ethos of the girls' fathers. Israeli institutions' perception of modernity (enlightenment theory) aims to modernize the Bedouins according to Israel's modern principles, thus revoking traditional Bedouin values (sex separation). This paper promotes a post-modern theory that calls for embedding feminine traditional values of local communities as a necessary process in the development of modernity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Females, Dropouts, Public Schools, Postmodernism, Cultural Traits, Coeducation, Single Sex Schools, Cultural Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel