Evaluating the distribution of various resources in educational settings: The views of Jewish and Arab teachers in Israel.

Clara Sabbagh, Hila Malka

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This chapter has examined Israeli teachers' perceptions of the (actual) just distribution of different kinds of resources that are distributed to them in school settings. Specifically, the examination has focused on two facets of justice perceptions: distribution rule preferences ('order-related' facet) and the perceived gap between these preferences and daily distribution practices ('outcome- related' facet). In both cases, the authors argue that these two interrelated, though distinct, types of justice perceptions are dependent upon both the resource that is being distributed and teachers' sectorial affinity (Jewish or Arab). Drawing on Foa and Foa's (1974) structural theory of resource exchange and on accumulated sociocultural knowledge of the Israeli educational system, the authors have portrayed resource specific justice perceptions among Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Arab teachers in an integrated form. In other words, rather than examining resource specific justice perceptions separately, the authors conceptualize them as an interrelated system of perceptions structured along the dimensions of particularism and concreteness. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of social resource theory
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical extensions, empirical insights, and social applications.
EditorsKjell Törnblom, Ali Kazemi
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781461441755, 9781461441748
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameCritical issues in social justice


  • Cross Cultural Differences
  • School Environment
  • Teacher Characteristics
  • Arabs
  • Jews
  • Justice


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