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Avigur-Eshel, Amit; Berkovich, Izhak – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article focuses on middle-class parent activism in the Israeli policy-making arena. In recent decades, public education governance in Israel has been moving gradually from a quasi-social democratic mode to a neoliberal one. Two e-mobilizations of middle-class parents are studied: the 'Strollers Protest' of 2011 and the 'Sardines Protest' of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Social Media, Activism
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Yemini, Miri; Maxwell, Claire – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article makes an empirical contribution to the study of the global middle class (GMC), and sheds light on the complex relationships that are constructed and sustained by these families with their 'home nation' through their educational strategies. Drawing on an inductive analysis of 20 in-depth interviews with Israeli migrant mothers in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Class, Family (Sociological Unit), Mothers
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Mizrachi, Nissim – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article draws attention to the growing evidence of a mismatch between sociological categorization and actors' worlds of meaning as expressed in the classroom. The mismatch is especially blatant in cases where students from disadvantaged groups are introduced to what educators and theorists presume to be the liberating discourse of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Equal Education
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Bekerman, Zvi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article presents an in-depth analysis of two commemoration events in a first-grade classroom of a bilingual school in Israel. The two events presented--the commemorations of the Holocaust Day and the Memorial Day--derive from a longitudinal ethnographic study of integrated bilingual schools in Israel. The analysis of these events shows…
Descriptors: Grief, School Desegregation, Bilingual Schools, Ethnography
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Levy, Gal; Massalha, Mohammad – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article is a product of in-depth research in "Yaffa, The Arab Democratic School" that was carried out in 2004/05, as part of a study on alternative Arab education in Israel. Its aim, beyond telling the story of Yaffa, is to explicate the motivations that underlay this initiative, and to examine parental choice amongst the…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education
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Pinson, Halleli – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper explores the ways in which Arab/Palestinian high school students in Israel negotiate their civic and national identities. The paper draws upon qualitative data that included semi-structured interviews and focus groups with 20 students in an Arab Muslim high school. It focuses on the ways in which they make sense of the notion of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Muslims, Jews, Citizenship
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Ben-Tsur, Dalia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This study examines the impact of a country's security unrest on student retention. It draws on the key factors that influence retention worldwide, adopts Bourdieu's notion of cultural capital and also brings in concepts related to terrorism and security unrest traditionally absent from theories on student retention. Based on a case study carried…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power, Safety
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Abu-Rabia-Queder, Sarab – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This study discusses the problem of Bedouin girls dropping out from the public school system in the Negev region of Israel. Data show that this phenomenon results from a conflict between the modern Israeli institutes' perception of modernity (which promote coeducation) and the Bedouin traditions that remain the cultural ethos of the girls'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Females, Dropouts
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Resnik, Julia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Economic and technological processes of globalization and the increasing migrations of people in the world undermine dominant national identities. One of the main characteristics of our time is the instability of identities and the continuous invention of new/old identities. Traditions and ethnic identities are deconstructed and reconstructed.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Migrant Workers
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Shamai, Shmuel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2000
Explores the situation of the Israeli-Jewish education system in Israel that has developed educational streams according to religious differences. Highlights the changes in the status of cultural stands of secular and religious Jewish groups throughout the twentieth century. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Sociology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yair, Gad – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Analyzes school choice in terms of inter-school student transfer and explains choice as the result of two factors: organization of student mobility among schools in terms of vacant positions and student body composition; and the influence and position of the school within the educational market. (MJP)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Sociology, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kashti, Yitzhak – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Describes the Israeli education system focusing on the unequal access to education for children of Middle Eastern origin, the creation of secondary education that was expected to eliminate the cultural gaps and equalize educational opportunities, and the use of parental choice as a means of freeing the schools from bureaucratic bonds. (CMK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Equal Education