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Zeidner, Moshe; Shani-Zinovich, Inbal – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This paper reviews empirical research related to the personality and affective characteristics of gifted students in the Israeli educational context. The educational backdrop for the research is described and group differences in personality, emotional intelligence, self-identity, and mental health are discussed. Conclusions include a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Gifted, Educational Research
Kharma, Maher M. – Online Submission, 2010
Following wars and natural disasters, individuals and their families face displacement from their native land and relocate to a new location where they become refugees. As occupational beings, people find meaning in their environment and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations. The environment plays a role in shaping the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Jews, African Americans, Slavery
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Kheimets, Nina G.; Epstein, Alek D. – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2001
Reviews sociological analysis of the transformation of the link between language and identity among Soviet Jewish immigrants in Israel, focusing on their common desire for Russian language maintenance after their immigration to Israel. Argues that although the immigrants acquire fast, the former Jewish intelligensia's perception of the dominant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hebrew, Immigrants, Jews
Makkawi, Ibrahim A. – 1998
Unlike many Third World nation minorities living in Western societies, the Palestinians in Israel did not immigrate to the new system; rather, the system was imposed on them by the Israeli Jewish government. This paper argues that the Israeli government uses its hegemony over the educational system for its Palestinian citizens to manipulate and…
Descriptors: Conflict, Cultural Context, Educational Policy, Educational Practices