Integration in kibbutz Day schools: Regionalization of secondary and elementary schools in the Beit Shean Valley since 1972

Yuval Dror*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Since the 1970s, many kibbutz educational systems have moved from schools solely for one kibbutz to regional schools. Regional schools put the kibbutzim goal of maintaining their own uniqueness in tension with their need and desire to integrate with and contribute to Israeli society. Consolidation required attention to the differing educational abilities and capacities of diverse students and redefining community in heterogeneous, regional terms. These have benefited participating kibbutzim and, based on traditional strengths of kibbutz education, these regional schools have contributed principles of non-selective (inclusive) education, community and classroom values education, and acceptance of difference in others. Integration in regional schools requires schools to adapt to the diversity of the region but also to the uniqueness of participating communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Approaches in Working with Children and Youth
Subtitle of host publicationNew Lessons from the Kibbutz
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherHaworth Press Inc.
Pages113-133
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315786117
ISBN (Print)9780789014191, 9780789014207
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Kibbutz education
  • Kibbutz movement
  • Moshav
  • Regional schools
  • School autonomy

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Bet She'an Valley (Israel)
  • Collective education -- Israel
  • Education -- Israel
  • Kibbutzim

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