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

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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
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 pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315786117
ISBN (Print)9780789014191
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2021

Bibliographical note

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


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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