Law, politics and education: children’s periodicals in Israel’s first decade

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The article reviews texts from central children’s weeklies during Israel’s first decade (1948–1958) and portrays them as a platform for legal and moral principles aimed at the country’s youngest citizens. By focusing on the first decade of Israel, which posed Israeli leadership and citizens with many challenges, the article addresses the periodicals’ commitment to upholding the country’s legal culture and laws and their ongoing preoccupation with current legal matters. It also demonstrates the effects of sectorial tendencies and politics–two characteristics of children’s journalism at the time–on how they addressed legal issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-662
Number of pages16
JournalHistory of Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Israeli children’s weeklies
  • legal education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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