Social and academic integration of city and kibbutz youth

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The article describes two kibbutz secondary schools that have absorbed city children and seeks to examine whether and to what extent kibbutz educational perceptions reflect integration between kibbutz and city children. In both schools absorption and integration are central educational themes. This policy is expressed in arrangements in both schools and kibbutz that stress social and academic integration of the city children with their kibbutz peers. Components of collective education, which emphasize values, cooperation, and education for a life of work contribute much to the encounter with city children. This group is exposed to varied venues of social and work activities, and this advances the process of integration into the absorbing society. However, the situation is different with regard to individualistic components in the educational policy that nurture individual achievements. These obstruct integration, because those doing the absorbing fear that academic progress will suffer as a result of taking in students from weaker population strata.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Approaches in Working with Children and Youth
Subtitle of host publicationNew Lessons from the Kibbutz
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781315786117
ISBN (Print)9780789014191
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc.


  • Collective education
  • Educational integration
  • Kibbutz education
  • Kibbutz youth
  • Urban youth
  • Youth Aliyah
  • Youth services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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