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Addi-Raccah, Audrey – Urban Education, 2012
The study examines teachers' trust in their role partners and its relation to their intention to continue teaching at schools with high and low socioeconomic composition. Based on a questionnaire completed by 149 Israeli teachers in in-service training programs, and interviews with 10 teachers, it was found that teachers attribute different social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Persistence
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Menahem, Gila – Urban Education, 2011
The study examines two issues of the relationship between social capital and educational performance: the different effects of bridging and bonding social capital on urban educational performance and the contextual effects of social capital. The main argument states that bonding and bridging social capital are differently related to educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Context Effect
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Eden, Devorah – Urban Education, 2000
Examines Israel's policy of gender equality in education, discussing: social and economic forces that created the demand for equality; political processes for implementing the policy; and policy content. Data from interviews and document reviews indicate that the policy was devised to address concerns of high-tech industries and women,…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Kashti, Yitzhak; And Others – Urban Education, 1984
Presents ethnographic data drawn from observation of three elementary school classes in Kiryah, a development town in Israel. Determines that pupils' classroom seating expresses teachers' behavior patterns, which are said to derive from external social and professional frames of reference. (KH)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Structures, Elementary Education
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Avi-Itzhak, Tamar E.; Butler-Por, Nava – Urban Education, 1985
Assessed differential perceptions of the educational aims of school principals, students, and parents. The study population came from Jewish and Arab, urban and rural communities in Israel. (GC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Arabs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Telem, Moshe – Urban Education, 1998
Studied the ways in which the introduction of a school management information system affected the loosely coupled organization of an agricultural high school in Israel. Teachers' interrelations with the principal, subject coordinators, and home room teachers tightened significantly as a result of the computerization of the administrative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Managed Instruction, Cooperation, Educational Administration
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Stahl, Abraham – Urban Education, 1991
Discusses Israeli teachers' negative attitudes toward Jews of North African and Middle Eastern origin, who constitute about half of Israel's Jewish population and comprise 90 percent of Israel's disadvantaged. Describes several countermeasures and predicts that change will come as the position of Oriental Jews in Israeli society improves. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Discrimination
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Lasser-Cohen, Hadara; Dreyfus, Amos – Urban Education, 1991
Discusses a tutoring project employing student teachers in a rural residential school for the socioeconomically disadvantaged in Israel. Pupils were asked to write about their experiences with tutors. Evaluators found that pupils appreciated the sympathetic companionship of tutors close in age to themselves. (DM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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Ayalon, Hanna; And Others – Urban Education, 1991
Examines the interpersonal attitudes of new and veteran sixth through ninth graders at an urban school in Israel. The more affluent newcomers have more self-esteem than the veterans. Finds little if any positive effect in this instance of social integration, because school life mirrors the stratification of society. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Perception
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Levy, Daniel; And Others – Urban Education, 1991
Examines computer use in 14 elementary schools in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa area in Israel. Computer-assisted instruction was once expected to narrow the gap between students from low and high SES homes but appears to perpetuate it, because high SES students have the advantage of computers at home. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Ichilov, Orit; And Others – Urban Education, 1990
Outlines a conceptual framework explaining the antecedent factors that underline attitudes concerning emigration from Israel, drawing on Durkheim's theory of integration and anomy. Applies this framework to an empirical case study examining the relationships between social and value integration of Israeli adolescents and their attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Aviram, Ovadia – Urban Education, 1990
Discusses problems of socially integrating low income Jewish ethnic groups in Israel boarding schools into mainstream Israeli culture. Presents a participant observation review of one boarding school. Uses study of three boarding schools to explore discipline and control tactics as obstructions to the attainment of instrumental and expressive…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Case Studies, Cultural Influences, Discipline Problems
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Yogev, Abraham; Ilan, Yochi – Urban Education, 1987
Although self-esteem is generally not related to educational aspirations, the relationship is important among students in segregated communities. Here ethnic homogeneity makes adolescents rely heavily on their self-image for the formation of educational plans. This case study of Oriental Jews in Israel is applicable to minority communities in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aspiration, Educational Attainment, Homogeneous Grouping
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Avi-Itzhak, Tamara E. – Urban Education, 1987
Among Arab students in Israel, alienation is more closely related to their perceptions than to objective measures. Arab students, teachers, and principals from 36 schools were interviewed. The following four factors were used to measure alienation: (1) powerlessness, (2) meaninglessness, (3) misfeasance, and (4) self-estrangement. (LHW)
Descriptors: Alienation, Arabs, Cultural Isolation, Ethnicity
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Schmida, Mirjam; And Others – Urban Education, 1987
In Israel, there are statistical relationships between students' social orientations and the ability group to which they are assigned. However, the direction of effect between the two variables is as yet undetermined. (LHW)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Social Development
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