The project for the education of israeli children in the kibbutz movement

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Summary: In Israel there are various settings in which children can be raised if for various reasons they cannot live with their families. This article describes one of these programs, The Project for the Education of Israeli Children (Mif'al Lehahsharat Yaldei Israel) (Brashi, 1994), and focuses on the role of the kibbutz movement. The Project is special in that children are placed in foster families (or family homes), offering them not only warmth and love but also the opportunity for a remedial experience of family life in functioning families that provide physical and emotional support. The first part presents a general outline of the Project, and the second part describes the development of the Project in the kibbutz movement: the absorption procedures, the foster families and foster family homes, and the advantages and difficulties of absorbing children within a kibbutz framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
JournalChild and Youth Services
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Community integration
  • Family home
  • Foster care
  • Kibbutz education
  • Residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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