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ERIC Number: EJ926529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Labor Conflict on the National Stage: Metaphoric Lenses in Israel's Teachers' Strike
Shenkar, Miriam; Shenkar, Oded
Comparative Education Review, v55 n2 p210-230 May 2011
Teachers often embed their labor demands within a broader context to claim high moral ground and build community support. We analyze a recent teachers' strike in Israel, looking at how the strike played out in a country where the challenges of globalization collided with a socialist legacy in the face of an existential threat. The analysis reveals how metaphors were used to shift the discourse from that of a labor dispute to an epic struggle that evoked existential, geopolitical, integrative, and comparative meanings. We compare the Israeli example to teachers' strikes in other countries embedded in their respective contexts. (Contains 3 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel