ERIC Number: EJ725079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 41
Acculturation Models of Immigrant Soviet Adolescents in Israel
Shamai, Shmuel; Ilatov, Zinaida
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n159 p629 Fall 2005
This study probed acculturation in Israel of immigrant students from the former USSR from the perception of the host society and the students. The finding from a questionnaire distributed to Israeli-born and immigrant students indicated that most but not all of the Israel-born students applied an assimilatory model while the immigrants were split between those who accepted the Israeli students and those who resisted them. Thus, ethnic relation typologies and critical sociology of education concepts can explain only part of the immigrants' attitudes. It was found that both the host society and the immigrants have different attitudes toward the culture of the other, and thus use different acculturation strategies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Educational Sociology, Acculturation, Immigrants, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Social Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; USSR