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ERIC Number: EJ859220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Cultural Transitioning of Jewish Immigrants: Education, Employment and Integration
Sinacore, Ada; Mikhail, Anne-Marie; Kassan, Anusha; Lerner, Alexandra
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v9 n3 p157-176 Nov 2009
This paper discusses the cultural transitioning process that immigrants undergo in order to attain educational, occupational, and social integration within Canadian society. Results of this phenomenological study examining 31 Jewish immigrants from Argentina, Israel, France and the Former Soviet Union, reveal that lack of educational equivalency and lack of recognition of foreign work experience, language barriers, discrimination, insider/outsider sentiments and the structure of the community were common impediments to cultural transitioning. However, findings suggest that despite a common religious identity, immigrants' ethnic identities and expectations lead to divergent cultural transitioning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada