Children of Perestroika in Israel

Children of Perestroika in Israel

by Tamar Horowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761813144

ISBN-13: 9780761813149

Pub. Date: 02/18/1999

Publisher: University Press of America

Children of Perestroika in Israel explores the absorption processes of adolescents from the former Soviet Union into Israeli society. The writers examine the phenomenon from a personal perspective, dealing with values, self confidence, achievement motivation, and the ability to cope with the situation; from a family perspective, discussing family structure and

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Children of Perestroika in Israel explores the absorption processes of adolescents from the former Soviet Union into Israeli society. The writers examine the phenomenon from a personal perspective, dealing with values, self confidence, achievement motivation, and the ability to cope with the situation; from a family perspective, discussing family structure and functioning. They present a societal perspective, viewing public opinion toward new immigrants, educational policies, and acceptance of the new immigrants by the Israeli youth. Finally, they assess the outcomes of integration through academic achievements, social functioning and acquisition of values. They found that the adjustment of the immigrants of the nineties has been quite different from the last wave of immigrants from the Soviet Union in the seventies. The previous immigrants assimilated quickly since immigration was perceived as a family move rooted in Zionist ideology and clear-cut, coherent values. The children of Perestroika have not functioned nearly as well in school, somewhat due to the policies and strategies of Israel in meeting the changed needs of these immigrants. Also, less accepting attitudes among the immigrants and the Israelis has made it more difficult for the needs of the children to be accommodated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761813149
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
02/18/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Integration or Separatism? chapter 2 Assimilation, Monolinguism, Unidirectionality, and Stereotyping chapter 3 Immigrating as an Adolescent chapter 4 Parents' Attitudes to the Immigration Process and Their Impact on Parental Stress and Tension chapter 5 Social and Psychological Adjustment of Soviet and Israeli-Born Adolescents: The Effect of the Family chapter 6 How Immigrant Youth View their High School Experience chapter 7 Patterns of Coping with the Task at Schools chapter 8 Psychological and Learning Problems chapter 9 "Segmented Absorption": Israeli Students' View of Soviet Immigrant Students chapter 10 Contributors chapter 11 Index

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