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ERIC Number: EJ845323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Caught between Cultures: A Study of Factors Influencing Israeli Parents' Decisions to Enrol Their Children at an International School
Ezra, Rosalyn
Journal of Research in International Education, v6 n3 p259-286 2007
This article investigates the factors Israeli parents gave as paramount reasons for enrolling their children in a private international school in Israel. A survey and personal interviews were administered to parents designated as host country nationals by school admissions records. Findings revealed that while an English-language education was looked upon as an added benefit for their children's future success in a global context, it was not a main concern. Parents viewed the discord between their own cultural values and those taught at local schools as a significant factor pushing them away from public-sector education, as well as a curriculum perceived as weak, inadequate teacher preparation, poor administrative responses to violence, insufficient classroom discipline and an unwillingness of teachers in public schools to attend to students' individual needs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel